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Manager, Engineering

PDI Technologies

PDI Technologies

Software Engineering
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024
About PDI
For nearly 40 years, PDI has helped convenience retailers and petroleum wholesalers adapt to changes in the industry by leveraging the latest technologies. Simplifying the complexity in your world is our main focus. That's why we're delivering an integrated portfolio of global, cloud-based solutions and services to meet our customers needs today and well into the future. From the back office to fuel logistics, and the latest wave of consumer demands and digital commerce, PDI solutions and services are designed to give you a competitive edge. Our deep domain knowledge is backed by our industry-specific software offerings and a people-first approach. Serving the entire supply chain means that we’ve had to solve a wide range of industry challenges and deliver measurable value. To address the increasingly dynamic convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industry, PDI leads the way with converged digital, cloud-optimized, secure, and scalable solutions including ERP, Loyalty, Fuel Pricing, Point-of-Sale and Logistics to create a broader industry ecosystem. The result is unparalleled insights, simplified operations, and higher profitability for your employees and business. We’re dedicated to helping our more than 1,500 customers in over 50 countries, providing solutions and services to over 200,000 sites.

Job Summary
Do you love building software that thrills your customers? Do you insist on the highest standards for the software your team develops? Are you a progressive software engineer, an advocate of agile development practices, and a proponent of continuous improvement? If this is you, then join and energetic team of engineers building next generation of solutions at PDI!
As an engineering leader, you will lead Agile engineering resources & provide guidance from inception through release of major & point product releases, including ongoing maintenance. You will be working closely with your product managers, product owners, engineering leaders, your team and other stakeholders. You will be leading developers, quality engineers and partnering with CloudOps, TechOps, UX Design other cross-functional functional groups to evolve our solutions while continuing to improve your teams’ adoption of SDLC processes, CI/CD integration, code quality & automation test coverage.
  • Lead an organization of 4-20 software engineers globally to efficiently produce high quality deliverables
  • Manage team leads, direct reports or a mix of both
  • Manage several deliverables for a product line on time, on scope and on quality
  • Instrument your processes, produce scorecards of progress regularly and establish a regular cadence of operational reviews with your management including quality metrics, coding efficiencies, improvements, challenges, remediation needs
  • Correlate, report, and drive the adoption of Process/Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Recruit & provide leadership, coaching & career planning for engineering talent
  • Be accountable for design decisions for new and existing application development, proactively escalating issues and seeking assistance to overcome obstacles
  • Partner with Product Management to consult on solution feasibility and high-level effort estimation
  • Provide architectural guidance to your teams towards our PDI Cloud & Platform strategy
  • Make recommendation for technology adoption and framework improvement, analyzing trends, patterns and best practices for software
  • Serve as the evangelist and custodian of technology, architecture, and product development practices
  • Participate in the design & implementation of production cloud grade services supporting high availability
  • Actively talent manage your team providing career planning & performance improvement activities when needed
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • 6+ years of experience leading software engineers for product development
  • Experience managing capitalized software processes
  • Preferred: experience with managing teams' operational health by analyzing product teams' work distribution CapEx, Opex, Maintenance, Billable and OH
  • Preferred: experience managing the organizational structure of teams as well as headcount & non-headcount budgets
  • 10+ years of combined experience in software engineering, enterprise architecture and/or DevOps
  • Working experience with scaled software architecture & domain: performance, redundancy, failover, clustering, vertical scaling
  • Working experience with source code management patterns and DevOps automation
  • Working experience with at least one mainstream operating system and IP networking
  • Working experience managing production client & server code bases across one or more technology stacks
  • Preferred: working experience with orchestration, automation, and configuration management processes & related DevOps tools & cloud platforms
  • Preferred: working experience with event-based systems, streaming architecture & related technologies
  • Preferred: working experience with .NET, C#, PHP, MS SQL Server and AWS services
  • Preferred: working experience in retail or payments domain
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a desire to help others and take action
  • Requires strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms
  • Ability to independently work as a contributing member in a high-paced and focused team
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with competing deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to socialize ideas and influence decisions without direct authority
  • Collaborative in nature with a strong desire to dig in and learn independently and as well as through asking questions
  • Considers ‘best-practice’ standards, as well as departmental policies and procedures.