• Manager, Software Engineering

    Job Locations US-MA-Needham
    FLSA Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Mission

    Manager, Software Engineering


    Who We Are

    Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit solera.com.


    The Solera Way

    Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability).  We define our mindset using Our 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits.  The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera’s success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate.


    Are You Uncommon?

    We’re on the hunt for an experienced Software Engineering Manager who ranks in the top quartile among their peers. Someone who has a highly competitive and entrepreneurial mindset that is wired with a team-first attitude, has no problem rolling up their sleeves to execute their missions, and can modulate between leading and following as needed.  You will oversee the design and development of software applications.  This position will report to the Director of Software Engineering.  In this role, you will play a vital role in making sure that all of Enservio’s software projects are delivered at a high quality, on time, and on budget.  You will direct the work of the Software Engineering team and ensure that best software development practices are used to delivery high quality products.  This individual should have a solid understanding of the software development life cycle process, working in an Agile development environment, and excellent communication skills both with fellow engineers but also stakeholders in our Product team and other organizations in the company.

    Position 80s

    What You’ll Be Doing

    At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our volunteers are responsible for – their mission.  The 80’s, as we call them at Solera, are the employee’s priorities associated with their role or mission.  The mission 80’s for this role, are:

    1. Supervises all software engineering deliverables
    2. Ensures engineers have everything they need to deliver successfully on sprint goals
    3. Works with Enservio’s Product team and other Engineering leaders to plan sprints, sometimes months in advance

    Additional responsibilities of the role include:

    • Supervises all software engineering deliverables
    • Ensures engineers have everything they need to deliver successfully on sprint goals
    • Works with Enservio’s Product team and other Engineering leaders to plan sprints, sometimes months in advance
    • Writes technical user stories for the Engineering team when needed
    • Work with Product manager’s and engineers to gather proper requirements for development tasks
    • Works with the Director of Engineering on execution of the product roadmap
    • Provide metrics on the performance of the Engineering team as a whole as well as individual goals and metrics
    • Provides feedback to individual developers
    • Reviews code on a regular basis
    • Support to recruit engineering personnel, technical staffing, and the formation of project teams
    • Support preparation of technical roadmap
    • Help individual engineers set goals, both short term and long term


    Are You Qualified?

    • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science degree or equivalent education
    • 5+ Years of software development experience
    • 2+ Years of experience managing teams of software engineers (5-10 engineers)
    • Excellent communication and organization skills
    • Have worked in an Agile software development environment
    • Demonstrated track record of delivering quality software projects, particularly SaaS products, both on time and on budget
    • Experience with the Microsoft .NET Framework and C#
    • Experience developing RESTful APIs
    • Experience with Git
    • Experience with both Windows and Linux environments
    • Experience with emerging Javascript frameworks like React, Vue.js, and Angular
    • Experience with Open Source languages like Java, Phython, and Ruby is a major plus
    • Experience with mobile software development is a plus
    • Experience modern search tools/technology a plus


    Our Space

    We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.


    We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.



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