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Software Engineer Supervisor in Bedford, TX at The Amynta Group

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Job Description

The Software Engineer Supervisor manages and oversees the design and development of software applications. Directs the work of software engineers to ensure the best practices around software development.  A BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field is preferred. Typically reports to a senior manager. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. Typically requires 2-3 years of prior supervision experience. Primary job responsibilities are:


  • Able to lead a small group of developers.
  • Participate in on-boarding employees and establishing an acceptable training plan
  • Attend meetings pertaining to estimates and planning for project work.
  • Provide accurate estimates based on developer time
  • Be able to escalate up to manager or speak up to BAs regarding resource issues or unreasonable timelines
  • Communicate closely with Business Analyst on project(s) you are responsible for
  • Establish clear expectations with BA over SDLC and resource availability
  • Able to diagnose performance issues using tools like Dynatrace, etc…
  • Help enforce code quality and architecture
  • Assist with establishing code review responsibility across the group
  • Communicate with other supervisors regarding architectural trends and improvements
  • Establish some level of consistent architecture between other supervisors
  • Review and approve DB scripts into production
  • Report project and team status up to manager on consistent basis
  • Understand and support all aspects of SDLC
  • Teach employees all DB/App environments
  • Know when and when not to escalate push issues to proper contacts
  • Teach proper protocol towards updating work items/tickets/submitting scripts
  • Communicate clearly, politely, and professionally across all company employees
  • Help establish clear goals and expectations for team members
  • Review team on a quarterly basis and report on staff to manager
  • Keep consistent tabs on employee attendance and performance
  • Clearly communicate vision of group and build team values
  • Manage employees time-off schedules via Workday/Approve Time Off
  • Be able to set work ethic example for the rest of the team
  • Attend all group meetings
  • Be able to help team with code issues when necessary
  • Be able to put build branches together in Git and manage merge conflicts
  • Able to effectively manage and organize multiple priorities
  • Handle all e-mail, IM, phone communication promptly and effectively
  • Able to interview for Software Engineer 1-3 position

Job Requirements


  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field (preferred)
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Effectively communicate issues with software and propose solutions
  • Prior management/supervision experience (a plus)
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Understanding of one or more high level programming languages preferred
  • Be able to work independently and with a team

Preferred Experience:

  • C# and .NET Framework
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • JavaScript Framework - JQuery, Angular, React
  • Git version control
  • Microsoft Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS/TFS)
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery
  • Agile team experience


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