IT Manager – Software Engineering

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Manager / Supervisor, Engineer / Architect
  • Technology
  • Systems / Operations
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
  • Software

The IT Manager- Software Engineering leads the development and maintenance of sophisticated programs across multiple enterprise systems facilitating a seamless user experience for students and staff. This person will lead the development and manage administration of a full range of applications supporting online students/degrees including new cutting edge Salesforce development of a customized Student Information System and application integrations with internal and partner campus systems, managing the overall software development life-cycle. The Software Engineering Manager serves as the primary technical contact with partner campuses, software vendors, and internal colleagues to lead innovative, agile development to meet the changing demands of our technology needs.



  • Lead and mentor a team of seven engineers and application administrators (Salesforce, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Learning Management Systems) to develop and maintain the best technical design and approach for a highly scalable platform

  • Ensure integration testing and code reviews are completed for functionality and performance to maintain quality; assess team member skills and confirm compliance with best practices.

  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architect and Business Analysts to create, prioritize, and deliver business objectives into delivered solutions.

  • Create standards for development practices with the development team focusing on continuous improvement.

  • Ensure the team meets delivery deadlines and quality goals; collaborate with other teams and stakeholders to help define the product backlog.

  • Foster culture of continuous development improvement through coaching and metrics.

  • Contribute as part of the IT leadership team to the overall organizational technology strategy, planning and implementation.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics or related field of study

  • Minimum of four years of software developer experience

  • Experience as a team lead or manager of a development team



  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics or related field of study

  • Experience with SaaS applications (e.g. Salesforce, Java, .NET, APEX, JavaScript)

  • Experience with Oracle, PeopleSoft and student information systems

  • Experience with iOS or Android application development

  • Experience in delivering solutions that incorporate clouds services (e.g. AWS, Azure)

  • Experience with Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and APIs (Application Programming Interfaces)



  • Technical expertise and knowledge of multiple modern object-oriented and mainstream scripting languages and testing practices

  • Skilled with Agile methodology and how it can be customized to fit a project team and achieve organizational goals

  • Ability to build or manage a team developing high-performing software

  • Skilled in performance analysis and testing

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to bridge the gap between technical and business teams

  • Strong interpersonal and creative problem solving skills

  • Strong collaborator with a “can do” attitude

  • Ability and interest in seeking new skills and knowledge to keep up with the latest technology trends


A complete application will include the following:

  1. A letter of interest addressing applicant qualifications and experience as they relate to the responsibilities of the position.
  2. A professional resume.

References will be requested if selected as a finalist. References must include names, email, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references including at least one current or past supervisor.

If you are a current UW Employee, visit your UW Self Service account, under Recruiting select Careers and enter 14683 into the main search field.

Please direct requests for information to:
Melissa Mayo, Human Resources



For assured consideration, complete applications must be submitted by September 23, 2018.