Senior Manager, Software Engineering


The Senior Manager of Software Engineering leads a team of talented software engineers and architects, designing and developing SaaS based software products. Adhering to our agile scrum methodology, he/she plans sprints, tracks development timelines, and negotiates feature sets with the product teams. The ideal candidate must have hands-on technical and management experience.   Excellent project management, organizational, and communication skills are needed to succeed in this fast-paced environment. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Leads and directs the work of individual contributors; responsible for managing people and projects. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Reports to VP of Engineering in the Burlington, MA office.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the day-to-day development activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Build and nurture a cohesive and powerful team of top notch software developers
  • Lead the integration of Quality Engineering directly into the product development process
  • Collaborate with Product Management and Engineering leadership to ensure clearly defined user stories, product definition and acceptance criteria
  • Drive improvement in velocity to accelerate time to market for our new products and enhancements
  • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach for the software products
  • Create schedule estimates and resource plans, assess and communicate risks based on complexity, resource and timeline constraints


  • Technical leader with extensive experience in complex SaaS product environments
  • 5-7+ years’ management experience
  • Experience managing remote and offshore development teams
  • Organized and self-directed leader who can work well independently
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with QA, Product Management and Development Managers as well as teams across the organization
  • 10 years as a software developer with significant technical contributions
  • Proven ability to build relationships, collaborate with and influence cross-functional teams across product line boundaries
  • Proven track record in implementing agile methodologies and delivering shipping product
  • Calm, steady demeanor during stressful and complex situations
  • Working experience utilizing Continuous Integration/Deployment concepts and streamlined delivery of code
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving, interpersonal, and time management skills, proven ability to delegate tasks to smaller teams to get results


About Black Duck

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck Software’s industry-leading products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, London, Belfast, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Vancouver, Seoul and Beijing. 

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