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Manager/Senior Manager/ Director- Software Engineering (R&D, Aerospace & Defense



Software Engineering
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. Our leading AI technology is the backbone of our award-winning enterprise software solutions, enabling our customers to be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™. Our commitment to internal AI adoption has allowed us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring our colleagues can unlock their creativity and productivity, and our solutions are always cutting-edge.

At IFS, we’re flexible, we’re innovative, and we’re focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and understand our responsibility to reflect the diverse world we work in. We are committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that fully represents the many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our customers, our partners, and our communities. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We’re looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs. With the power of our AI-driven solutions, we empower our team to change the status quo and make a real difference.

If you want to change the status quo, we’ll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

Job Description

A Software Engineering Leader is accountable for the process of delivering software at IFS relating development investments to the overall Research & Development (R&D) Product Strategy, as per the 7-Stages Development Process.

The ability to articulate the What and Why to their teams based on their close working relationships with both Product and Program Managers is key to the success of the person in this role. As well as working with the DQA to ensure quality is constantly reviewed and is a key part of the planning and execution stages of development.

The role is focused on establishing and seeking to identify continuous improvements and consistent development processes in line with the wider industry to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality, secure, and performant software. These processes include but are not limited to automated testing at multiple levels, code reviews, security reviews, and the evolution of the architecture. In addition, they ensure collaboration, as appropriate, with the User Experience team to deliver great user experiences.

A Software Engineering Leader should also foster good proactive relationships with stakeholders across IFS, including but not limited to colleagues in support. You will look to minimise the amount of R&D time spent supporting the product and minimise escalations by delivering high-quality, well documented software with a “right first time” approach and attitude.

A Software Engineering Leader coaches and builds the team and is accountable for the team and to the team.


To be successful you will likely have:

  • Tertiary education or equivalent professional qualifications, in a field relevant for the technical and/or functional area
  • Strong software engineering background
  • Knowledge of agile development methodology
  • Expertise in managing and developing globally distributed teams
  • Skills in prioritizing and taking decisions.
  • Comfort presenting to all levels of stakeholders
  • A good understanding of one or more of our target industries and domain product / technology offerings as well as the business application processes for our target customers.
  • Previously worked within a relevant industry or market
  • Comfort interaction with customers and partners

Additional Information

As a step in our recruitment process, all final candidates will undergo a background check, to get us an understanding of our future employees.

We respectfully decline all offers of recruitment and/or advertising assistance.

IFS Fact
IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 6,000+ employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.

We believe that coming together as a community, in person, is important for innovation, connection and fostering a sense of belonging. Our roles have the right balance of remote and in-office working to enable flexibility for managing your life along with ensuring a real connection with your colleagues and the broader IFS community.