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POST DATE 5/18/2017
END DATE 7/18/2017 San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Backend - Platform
Location: San Francisco, CA
We're looking for a highly technical Engineering Manager who can drive technical projects and provide leadership for a group of engineers in an innovative and fast paced environment. You will be responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of the projects. This is a first line Manager role with responsibility for managing 7-10 Engineers across a geographically dispersed team.
Your Impact:

* Hire and develop top talent.

* Be an inspiring leader that knows how to get the best from their employees.

* Drive innovation and manage complex technical projects.

* Provide technical guidance, career development, and mentoring to team members.

* Assign areas of ownership, ensure engineers have clear priorities and adequate resources.

* Maintain high morale and motivate engineers to go above and beyond.

* Daily management of objectives, priorities, tradeoffs, risk and decisive performance management of all reporting staff.

* Participate in architecture discussions, as well as planning with Product Management and other stakeholders to deliver software that meets customer needs

* Communicate status, risks, and offer mitigation strategies to ensure on-time delivery of all committed projects to cross functional teams and high-level management.

Required Skills:

* 3+ years relevant experience managing large, fast-paced and dynamic engineering teams.

* 5+ years software development experience with a distinguished track record on technically demanding projects.

* Experience in managing complex projects that require a deep understanding of the application logic and dependencies

* Strong technical skills in Object-Oriented Programming and server-side development. Experience in Java/C++, Oracle.

* Establish credibility with engineers quickly.

* Ability to motivate people, instill accountability and achieve results.

* Strong verbal and written communication skills, impeccable organizational and time management skills.

Desired Skills

* Experience managing geographically distributed teams.

* Experience in building one or more of the following: Master Data Management, API Gateways, Federated Search & Querying.

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes's "World's Most Innovative Company" six years in a row and one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" nine years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") made up of our employees, customers, partners and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world.

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