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Software Engineering Manager

Herndon, Virginia
10 Jul 2022

Company Overview

ST Engineering iDirect continues to fuel its engineering growth and seeks an innovative, creative software engineering leader who is ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. ST Engineering iDirect is dedicated to providing next generation solutions for broadband IP networking via satellite networks. As the leading innovators in this space, our diverse and talented team of internet, satellite and telecommunications professionals continues to break new ground and create significant opportunities for network operators, service providers and resellers, and for corporate networking professionals. An engineering manager at ST Engineering iDirect works within the engineering department driving multi-disciplinary teams using the Agile and SAFe framework.

The Software Engineering Manager is a motivational leader and team player ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. Candidates must have a strong technical background, a mature and transparent leadership style and be capable of coming up to speed on new technologies and operational environments quickly. Good communication skills, problem solving skills, organizational skills and solid project management skills are paramount to the success of this position.


Software development management, project management, team motivation, Agile

Required Experience

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Mathematics.
  • Background and experience as a software developer.
  • 5+ years of experience in software development management.

Technical Requirements

  • Must have strong software design skills with analytical problem solving abilities.
  • Must have experience with Object Orientated Design & Analysis.
  • Good understanding of application architecture and development using object-oriented languages such as C++.
  • Must have experience driving processes around automated unit test, integration test and functional testing in a CI/CD pipeline.
  • Experience and knowledge of Linux Operating System is strongly desired.
  • Experience with Jira, Git, BitBucket and Jenkins is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and networking protocols is strongly desired.
  • Experience with UML is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications networks or Satellite communication is a plus.

Management Requirements

  • Strong experience managing and developing high-performing software development teams.
  • Line management of highly technical and high-performing direct reports, developing career paths, hiring top quality engineers and maintaining a highly motivated, energized team.
  • The ability to mentor and coach engineers technically, organizationally and on best practice software development methodologies.
  • Experience with Agile and SAFe methodologies and working within the Agile framework.
  • Experience creating and improving software development and operational processes.
  • Statement of Work (SOW) development and management of subcontracts and 3rd party development partners
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong experience scoping, estimating and planning projects; the ability to drive teams to predictably and successfully deliver on commitments.

Other Qualities

  • Ability to communicate (oral/written) effectively and to freely share knowledge and information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to organize, anticipate, make decisions and delegate.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced development environment, grasp new concepts and apply them immediately.

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  • Job Reference: 654002233-2
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2022
  • Recruiter: ST Engineering iDirect
  • Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application