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R&D Engineering Manager – Boxer Team

Primary Location: Sofia,
Additional Location(s): Sofia, Bulgaria

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As a part of the Boxer team, you will be joining a group of passionate innovators responsible for the Boxer email product, an integral piece of our Workspace ONE platform. Boxer is an enterprise email client that hundreds of thousands of people depend on daily, installed on millions of mobile devices around the world.

We are constantly looking to improve the email experience and identify opportunities to be more productive on the go. In each release, we aim to make Boxer more useful for our users and add features to match new Android and iOS capabilities.

A successful candidate will have a strong self-directed work ethic to thrive in a fast pace environment. They bring broad technical experience, creative problem-solving skills, a passion for technology and coding. The right candidate will have in-depth experience in building and shipping high performance, scalable high-quality mobile apps to a large customer base. They have managed senior engineering talent and have a strong focus on product design, architecture, and development. They are willing and able to get into the technical details and are hands-on. The person should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. They have a passion to build, mentor, motivate and manage multiple teams of developers and technical leaders. They are motivated to work closely with cross-functional teams across geographic locations to ensure product delivery & customer commitments are met on time. They hold themselves personally accountable for product and customer success and take ownership of problems.

Position Responsibilities

Manage a highly skilled engineering team and drive/guide the design and development of the Boxer application.

Take ownership of product quality, user experience, and security - every member of the team is responsible for delivering a best-in-class product that users love.

Assist with design, building, and testing product features and components, while working with our security and UX teams to ensure that Boxer is both secure and delightful to use.

Actively mentor team members to help our team continue to be highly efficient and performing.

Proactively work on identifying issues and exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Perform analysis of complex tasks or situations that required in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

Play an active role in debugging and addressing critical product issues. Our product is critical to our customers, and every developer will cooperate with our support team to make sure our customer needs are met.

Proactively work on identifying issues and exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Perform analysis of complex tasks or situations that required in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

Required Skills and Background

  • BS/BE/Masters in Computer Science
  • 6+ years working in the software industry with experience in managing software development teams
  • Proven track record of building and shipping successful software products
  • Strong software development and project management fundamentals
  • Experience with software development using languages such as Java, Kotlin, or Swift
  • Exposure to testing and deployment tools and CI/CD
  • Demonstrated leadership, people management, and communication skills. Comfortable interacting with executives, senior managers and engineers and advocating for the right outcome.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and solve deep technical issues
  • Proven track record recruiting and retaining top engineering talent
  • Demonstrable knowledge of running SCRUM or other Agile practices
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail.
  • Excellent command over the English language - verbal and written interpersonal skills.

Good to Have

  • Experience in building and debugging network driven apps is highly valued. Knowledge of Exchange ActiveSync is a plus. 
  • An understanding of DevOps principles, tools and techniques will be helpful
  • Work experience in an energizing environment, following agile practices. Can successfully handle multiple, high priority projects and tasks.

Other Competencies

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, including quickly getting up to speed with new technologies. Be able to address issues fast and authoritatively.
  • Proficient organizational skills with the ability to lead challenging demands.
  • Having a creative mindset and decision-making skills is essential.
  • Good at decision-making.

VMware offers

  • Attractive compensation package - competitive salary, flexible bonus scheme, company sponsored mobile phone plan and additional long-term incentives.
  • VMware is always looking for ways to promote and inspire innovation. So, come build your dream with us.
  • Individual career path - management and technical career growth, enhanced by learning and development program, regular performance assessment, teams of world-wide IT professionals.
  • Healthy work environment - company sponsored medical program, food and beverage program, sport activities, open communication.
  • Friendly policies to support Work-life balance, team building and celebrations.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Product Dev Management
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Remote: No
Posted Date: 2020-07-16

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