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World’s Largest Freight Marketplace & Information Provider
Denver, CO

Software Engineering Manager at DAT (Greater Denver Area, CO)

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About DAT

DAT is an award-winning employer of choice and a next-generation SaaS technology company that has been at the leading edge of innovation in transportation supply chain logistics for 44 years. We continue to transform the industry year over year, by deploying a suite of software solutions to millions of customers every day - customers who depend on DAT for the most relevant data and most accurate insights to help them make smarter business decisions and run their companies more profitably. We operate the largest marketplace of its kind in North America, with 227 million freight posts in 2021, and a database of $126 billion of annual global shipment market transaction data. DAT is headquartered in Denver, CO. We have a second campus in the Portland, OR area, where we got our start four decades ago, and we have additional offices in Springfield, MO and Bangalore, India. For additional information, see www.DAT.com/company.

   

The Opportunity

DAT is looking for a Software Engineering Manager to join our Engineering team in Denver, Colorado (DTC).

NOTE: This position will require the ability to come into the office 2-3x/week in our Denver, Colorado (DTC) office. Location: 5050 S. Syracuse Street.

Candidate profile

The Software Engineering Manager is responsible for the overall architecture and technical direction of one or more software engineering teams.  This individual must be highly proficient with current software development technology, tools, and practices, particularly in the area of Software As A Service model.  The candidate must have experience with microservices, API design, cloud-native architectures, and possess the ability to understand the implementation level details.  The successful candidate will be able to steer projects toward the grand solution, be business savvy and drive design solutions that meet customer needs and constraints.       Additionally, this person has responsibility for the growth and mentoring of the entire software engineering team, as well as the individual team members. 

What You’ll Do

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with product management to drive software engineering projects
  • Exhibit technology leadership by participating in architecture and technology decisions with architects and fellow senior leadership
  • Participate in architecture & technology roadmap planning
  • Observe, coach and facilitate effective communication and alignment among product, architecture and engineering teams
  • Contribute to project plans and product roadmaps, specifically in the areas of task breakdown, estimating, and scheduling
  • Capacity planning for initiatives and staffing engineers with the necessary skills and ensuring that engineering teams remain relevant and prepared to deliver through training and professional development plans.

Team Management Responsibilities

  • Communicate status of projects and team progress reports up the management chain
  • Provide consistent team goals, objectives
  • Continually seek to identify, remove impediments to progress and success
  • Provide guidance and direction to all members of our Agile team(s).
  • Provide mentoring and career development to individual team members of every discipline and experience level.
  • Champion initiatives to consistently improve software engineering teams
  • Actively seek to attract new talent and improve the hiring process

The Skills You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience managing software engineering teams in an agile environment
  • Prior experience managing software engineering teams in an external-facing product company
  • Knowledge of Modern Server Frameworks such as Node, Spark, or Spring Boot
  • Knowledge of Modern Web UI Frameworks such as Angular or React
  • Familiarity with Cloud-Native Development such as in AWS, Azure, or Google
  • Knowledge of Microservices established best practices
  • Knowledge of REST APIs established best practices
  • Knowledge of Design Principles and Patterns
  • Practical experience with OO and/or Functional Programming
  • Practical experience with unit testing
  • Strong experience with Agile and at least one agile methodology such as SCRUM, XP, or SAFE

For Colorado-based candidates, in compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the minimum salary for this role is 170,000.00 + benefits. The maximum compensation for this role can vary significantly depending on your job-related skills and experience. DAT considers factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education and training, core skills, internal equity, and market and business elements when extending an offer.


DAT embraces the value of a diverse workforce, and believes it is a core strength of our company that we encourage those values in every DAT employee, at every level of our organization, regardless of tenure or rank. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Where we are

We're in a brand new LEED Gold building at the entrance to the DTC. Floor-to-ceiling glass, breathtaking views. Check it out at 50fiftydtc.com.

Technology we use

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What are DAT Perks + Benefits

DAT Benefits Overview

We empower every employee by engaging and trusting each other with real-world challenges. We provide avenues for professional development and career growth while offering the opportunity to work with smart people who care about the quality of their work. We offer competitive salary, leadership training, monthly commuter stipend, and comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage to full-time employees. We believe in a relaxed atmosphere and a healthy work-life balance, and adjusting to employee needs. We also like to enjoy our workplace with free food truck Thursdays, happy hours, and occasional social events!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We've grown purposefully over almost half a century; that means we're long on company culture...and it shows. DAT is a place where you'll make a difference in a fascinating industry that impacts all of us, but the best part is that you'll make that difference alongside teammates who embrace mutual respect as a core value.

An Insider's view of DAT

What's something quirky about your company?

DAT offers a good work-life balance, including employee events throughout the year, like the tricycle races we had this summer, where you get a chance to get better acquainted with your team and have fun together!

Leanne

Sr Manager, Website Strategy & Development

How does the company support your career growth?

We have an open door policy, good communication up the chain, and managers who genuinely care about seeing their employees' careers flourish. We have Professional Development Plans and do regular 1 on 1's with managers to discuss anything. I comfortably talk with my manager about career plans and steps we can take to get me there.

Caleb

Principal Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I empower my teams by creating a safe space where individuals at all levels can challenge and learn from each other. I believe that only when people are open and honest in their communication can the best solutions can be created

Brian

Engineering Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

It's exciting that we're moving into the Denver area because it shows our commitment to growth, innovation, and finding the right people to do the work that we see as the next steps to grow our brand. The Denver office is "next level." It will push the technology boundaries in comparison to our traditional DAT products.

Jeannie

Analytics Program Manager

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