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Pearson Manager - Software Engineering in Bangalore, India


The Manager of Software Engineering, manages one or more software engineering teams on projects of moderate to large size and complexity. This position will be accountable for engineering rigor, product roadmap assurance and practice management aspects.

In conjunction with Software Engineering management, the incumbent manages a team of software engineering leads and engineers in projects. The manager will oversee department staffing issues, including employee issues, counseling, performance appraisals, etc and will also provide recommendations on hiring, firing and salary adjustments. The incumbent will ensure that goals are set for all teams and that the teams are meeting those goals. The manager will participate in the solution and resolution process for coding issues.


Listed below are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of an individual for the job title described in this document. The items specified below are a guideline of the minimum expectations for the job title; changes will be made on a case-by-case basis for individuals who show potential to take on more responsibilities.

  • Leading one or more software engineering teams by providing technical directions, assuring the product roadmap delivery and driving improvements.

  • Demonstrates and implement software engineering best practices or processes within engineering teams.

  • Ensure the solution encompasses stability and all levels NFRs that enables maintaining defined SLAs.

  • Setting and driving software engineering goals for teams and individuals.

  • Directly engage with the product management in planning and understanding the product vision.

  • Ensure product roadmap is agreed with the product teams engaging right level of SMEs.

  • Ensures relevant technological road map (technical debts) items are addressed in the team backlogs.

  • Technical leadership and guidance for engineering initiatives.

  • Taking ownership on Hiring, Team formation and Performance evaluation.

  • Administration activities related to reporting lines - this includes timecard approval, leave approval, or any other delivery related requirements

  • Provide periodic engineering reports or status defined.

  • Ensures the appropriate/selected quality metrics are collected, benchmarked and reported on timely manner.

  • Ensure all organisational wide technical practices and standards are met - i.e. architectural, quality and regulatory

  • Enables timely delivery of the projects.

  • Facilitates communication between project teams, including engineering status and technical information (architecture, design and implementation objectives).

  • Coordinate and resolve project related issues from development group/s (including vendors).

  • Coordinate with project manager/management team for staffing requirements (accountability with People team to drive end to end process)

  • Determines deliverables and supporting artifacts for the release at the onset.

  • Taking ownership of the engineering responsibilities, by grooming team members with necessary skillset and attitude alongside the advancement of their career.

  • Build strong functional teams through formal training, delegate & develop, coaching & mentoring and other development techniques.

  • Determine training needs of people and seek opportunities to offer professional development.

  • Ensure individuals adhere to professional code of ethics and code of conduct at Pearson.

Education, Qualifications and Background

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Individual should possess a Bachelor's degree in Computing or Information Technology. Individuals who have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or a specialization in the Engineering field will also be considered. Minimum ten (10) years of experience in software engineering and design as an individual contributor and/or as a lead, and two (2) years of additional experience in software engineering management.

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Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 10097