AltSource Senior Engineering Manager in Portland, Oregon
As a Senior Engineering Manager at AltSource, you will call upon your wealth of experience - both in managing people and development processes - to guide your actions every day. You joined our organization because you love to help development teams hone their craft every single day: eliminating gaps in efficiency while finding teachable moments to educate and train on best practices, bringing a fresh perspective and accountability to an ever-shifting, client-focused world. You are able to pivot quickly between the in-the-weeds details of feature teams to mentoring and guiding team leads and managers. The capability to build internal trust while driving customer value is crucial, as you will be tasked with balancing strategy and execution at every turn.
You are a builder who naturally defaults to action, reveling in the opportunity to make quick, executive decisions that drive real value to real customers. You never stop investigating: always looking for ways to make a tangible impact on the three self-organizing dev teams you oversee, as well as on the trajectory of AltSource as a business. Your decisions not only have the highest quality deliverables, but also have the highest degree of business impact for our customer. Your leadership style has you consistently modeling the behavior you aim to instill by sewing technical and interpersonal harmony between cross-functional teams. From Architecture to Product to Project, you ensure that our offering continues to wow our customer base, allowing us to achieve our ambitious growth goals. You demonstrate ownership from “the front lines” as you actively engage in design and code reviews with various teams. Collaboration-to-action will be your hallmark as you ally with other senior leaders to align emerging technologies appropriate to the needs of the client, while anticipating workforce growth to drive continued success.
If this challenge fits into your personal and professional goals, then please read on to learn what we can offer in-return.
We Offer You, Well...
We are insanely proud of the high employee retention and work culture we have built here at AltSource, but we never allow ourselves to feel we have “arrived.” We believe hiring uniquely talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences is the only way to continue to create a compelling product and service to our customers. While we offer amazing perks like a beautifully appointed headquarters in SE Portland, replete with ping pong, locker/bike rooms, catered breakfasts/lunches and enough Kombucha to fill the Mt. Tabor Reservoir, we don’t believe that those things are the foundation of true, substantive culture. At our heart, we are a group of builders and doers who are obsessed with seeking a better way to drive client value. We come to work each day, braving the freeway traffic, lack of bike lanes, or crowded MAX cars because we actively choose a career that pushes us outside our comfort zone and allows us to experience personal growth and development rare to most organizations of our size. Because we seek high performance and high accountability, we offer highly competitive wage and benefit packages including paid medical and dental for all employees, and a 401k plan that rewards dedication and loyalty.
The Barrier to Entry
The Big 5
• 7+ years of experience leading agile software development teams
• Deep knowledge and proven success within modern software development practices / agile development methodologies like Scrum
• Exceptional technical judgement with a focus on the business value derived from every development effort
• Ability to adapt textbook process, technology and tools to our business requirements
• Fierce initiative combined with a humble, low-drama style of determined focus on getting the job done
Feathers in the Cap
• Direct experience in a client services domain
• Leading cross-functional teams across multiple geographical locations and remote offices
• Success stories of account growth and portfolio diversification
We don’t just build custom software, we build lasting partnerships that help our customers grow their business. We work with innovative companies to create custom applications that will enable growth, streamline processes, and ensure scalability. It’s why we love what we do. That’s why, no matter the job title, from Fullstack Developer to Designer and everyone in between, we collaborate with our customers on a daily basis.
We have been in business for over 15 years and employ more than 150 people from our headquarters in Portland, and across our satellite offices in San Diego, Austin, Jacksonville Beach, Ashland, and Vietnam. For six years running we continue to be honored as one of Inc. 5000’s and Portland Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, and there is little sign of slowing down!