Job Description

Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team. 
Progress Residential® is the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 90,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership. 

Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth. 

Employment with Progress Residential is conditional on a satisfactory background and drug screen.

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Position Summary:

The Software Engineering Manager will manage and mentor a team of skilled, highly motivated software developers while providing architecture oversight and operational support guidance for custom and business critical platforms used in the enterprise. The environment is fast paced and time to market of applications is critical to the success of the organization.

This position will be part of a dynamic team that is dedicated to delivering applications for high-quality, on-time software releases leveraging best-of-breed agile and DevOps practices with a focus on how to enable the operations of those applications through a combination of infrastructure solutioning, continuous delivery & integration, and efficient system sustainment planning.

This role is responsible for leading technical design, development, delivery, and operation of applications while managing respective agile work-streams closely. The applications supported by this team are shared across multiple business lines and so require the coordination of multiple, often competing prioritization concerns. In this capacity, the Software Engineering Manager will need to develop effective working relationships with various members of application development, infrastructure, customer support, property management and central operations business teams.

The Manager Software Engineering will balance their time between leading the development team, focusing on execution, influencing improvements, thought leadership on the development process, and contributing in the coding and development of our applications. The Manager will be responsible for front-end and full-stack development workstreams across product teams.

Essential Functions:

* This role should have prior experience managing development teams working on internal and customer facing applications, as well as working closely with teams providing operational support for infrastructure architecture & 3rd party cloud platforms.
* The candidate should have a strong understanding of agile software development and how that impacts the operations of software; and must participate in strategy discussion with all levels of management and business sponsors.
* Deep background in system integration & micro-services architecture required. Experience working on mobile and responsive web development required.
* Front-end web JavaScript frameworks and best practices required, including Storybook for REACT.
* Deep experience in Amazon Web Services (AWS) platforms, including serverless architecture and event-based distributed solutions.
* Review project requirements & business cases to develop technical designs and lead teams to implement changes.
* Manage change requests to the custom web applications and other digital cloud-based applications.
* Manage technical delivery of applications to Progress Residential using both in-house development teams as well as consultants on strategic projects.
* Support testing & deployment cycles, including working with project managers to coordinate user acceptance testing (UAT) and gathering feedback from pre-release testers.
* Ability to log, track, and manage issues, bugs, and enhancement/ features requests logged in JIRA.
* Participate in software release and post-release activities, including developing designs for proof of concepts.
* Oversee on-going systems administration, maintenance, and support functions.
* Capture, mitigate and /or escalate risks & issues in a timely fashion.
* Ensure development standards and consistency of specifications across sub-systems.
* Write and/or review deliverables, solution blueprints, and architecture documentation.


* Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technology subject area required.
* 5+ years of overall experience in software development (front-end or full-stack)
* 2+ years of management experience in an operational environment overseeing production systems.
* Experience in resourcing, staffing and delivery of technical solutions with a given budget.
* Excellent organization skills and ability to effectively multitask in a dynamic and fast paced work environment.
* ITIL understanding and familiarity with modern application architecture design patterns.
* Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and ability to communicate effectively with business owners in escalated or tense situations.
* Experience deploying and managing applications on AWS a strong plus.
* Experience with web applications and digital solutions: REACT, Next.js, HTML, micro-services.
* Experience with entire software development lifecycle (Agile, SDLC, Iterative).
* Experience with NoSQL DBs including Mongo DB and DynamoDB.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
* Flexibility and positive attitude to achieve tight deadlines.
* Solid detail-oriented documentation skills.
* Strong balance of business and technical skills and ability to "translate" technical concepts clearly to non-technical decision-makers.
* Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities.
* Ability to work with a complex stakeholder group across geographical boundaries.
* Ability to work creatively, propose ideas and contribute to working groups.

What you can expect from us:

Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:

  • In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection. 

  • We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.

  • Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 401k match, 10 paid holidays and much more.

Closing Statement:
This summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. 

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