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Mgr, DevSecOps Engineering

    • Remote (United States)
  • Digital, Data & Technology
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Thrivent is seeking an enthusiastic Engineering Manager for our Digital Developer Experience and Security team. This team is tasked with development, oversight, and maintenance of a monorepo based platform containing multiple apps that constitute the client and advisor facing experiences of Thrivent on the web and mobile. Strong candidates for this position will:

1. Leverage their expertise in software delivery to lead a team of DevSecOps engineers.

2. Be able to articulate a vision of a developer experience that delights engineers while enabling ‘shift-left’ concerns of quality and security testing.

3. Influence teams to adopt changes that achieve ambitious Continuous Improvement and Continuous Delivery goals.

This manager accomplishes results primarily through management and/or experienced specialists who exercise significant latitude and independence. Provides strategic direction to one or more departments. They establish operating policies and procedures that affect departments and subordinate sections, disciplines and work units. An Engineering Manager will interpret company-wide policies and procedures while also developing budgets, schedules, and department objectives and metrics derived from organizational objectives. They will collaborate and interacts frequently with internal and external key stakeholders and senior-level business partners concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and/or contractual clarifications. Leads briefings and technical meetings to support IT objectives.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Designing Solutions

  • Review technical solution design and architecture and provide guidance and direction.
  • Take part in system design and architecture conversations with the team to land approaches to deliver solutions.
  • Review technical solution and supports the execution of the solution

Developing Software

  • Ensures high quality through timely and thorough code reviews.
  • Creative problem solving and analytical skills
  • can prescribe solutions to areas of Developer Experience; understands how to engineer solutions for use by other engineers that reduces cognitive load around CICD

Learning and applying new techniques

  • Promotes and empowers sharing ideas, best practices, etc. They need to make space so teams can take time for these activities.
  • Anticipates and analyzes trends in technology and assesses the impact of emerging technologies on the business

Collaborating within team

  • Supports the team agile practices and learning events / trainings
  • Helps break down barriers for the team
  • Engages in sprint demos; Understands the desired and actual outcomes as well as the technology delivered by the team
  • Creates a positive team environment where individuals have psychological safety and work collaboratively while understanding, respecting, challenging and appreciating each other’s ideas

Collaborating across teams

  • Supports and empowers teams to broker solutions across products
  • Understands how the platform provides discounts for other engineering taems building products and ensures consistency in approach to work towards a common goal / outcome
  • Builds strong working relationships with peers across teams
  • Proactively identifies cross team challenges and works to empower teams in solving them collaboratively

Collaborating across the organization

  • Align your team with the priorities of the company and the technology organization for a given product area

Setting product/platform technology strategy

  • Maintains and updates the platform technology vision, strategies, initiatives, roadmaps , objectives and alignments
  • Empowers the team to select the right tool and platforms for the given product area.

Defining Engineering standards/patterns

  • Promotes engineering practices and continuous improvement methods leveraging DevOps and observability
  • May assist in the creation of enterprise frameworks and patterns

Service Support and Operations

  • Supports the team and removes barriers to resolving production incidents/problems
  • Understands the health of technology products and promotes prioritization of work to maintain and continuously improve
  • Serve as an escalation point in product level support for ongoing maintenance and production issues 

Selecting & Managing Technology Vendors

  • Be an advocate to the team to define criteria’s for selecting the right platform/technology
  • Guides the team to build consensus on an approach and driving a build vs buy decision with the team. In a buy decision, works with the team to decide on criteria and vendor selection.

Coaching Engineers

  • Holding regular 1:1s with team members and team meeting,
  • Provides constructive feedback, guidance and coaching to help engineers grow their skills and experience.
  • Provides career planning advice to engineers and creates development plans to help them achieve their career goals which leverages their skills and capabilities and provides them with learning opportunities.

Recruiting/building talent

  • Leads the process of selecting and engaging the right consulting partners
  • Planning in advance for future people needs for the product groups, collaborate with the other teams on the recruitment process
  • Recruits, develops, and sustains a high-performing team while promoting a culture of shared accountability, operational excellence, and partnership across the organization.
  • Models Thrivent’s leadership competencies – courage, collaboration, and commitment by demonstrating resiliency, working together to make the best decisions, and holding yourself and others accountable.  ​
  • Supports and/or develops an environment in which Thrivent employees and colleagues are focused on continuous improvement, exceptional employee engagement, and an unwavering commitment to our clients.  Shapes and/or supports a culture that represents the Thrivent purpose, promise and values, ensuring that Thrivent’s trust and reputation remain strong with its clients.  
  • Manage a team of direct and indirect staff 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:  

  Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other technical field or equivalent work experience 
  • 8+ years of progressively responsible positions in Information Technology including 5+ years’ experience in IT discipline, e.g., customer relationship management, portfolio strategy and roadmap development. 
  • 3+ years of leadership experience in all aspects of a specific IT discipline, e.g. IT/LOB customer relationship management, portfolio strategy and/or demand management. 
  • 3+ years’ management/supervisory experience in specific IT functional area discipline, e.g. applications development or equivalent skills leading major technical projects with accountability for enforcing talent management needs and performance standards. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience managing multidiscipline, high-performance work teams. 
  • Strong competency in project management and execution of multiple or large projects. 
  • Experience working with customers to develop solutions to complex business problems. 
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with internal/external stakeholders to support business initiatives. 
  • Proven ability to function in an environment which requires flexibility, good judgment and intelligent decision making, often based on limited information and/or extreme conditions. 
  • Ability to formulate, implement and evaluate plans, programs and procedures applicable to customer relationship and demand management. 

 Preferred: 

  • MBA 
  • Financial Services industry experience 
  • Experience in IT planning and business relationship management 
  • Experience working in a matrix management organization 
  • Experience with product development and management 

Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to  human.resources@thrivent.com  or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

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