Software Engineering Manager Front End – Hands-on

Location Irvine
Discipline: Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Salary: $150000 - $190000 per annum, Benefits: + Health + Dental + 401K
Contact name: James Shenton

Contact email:
Job ref: JS-241
Published: 27 days ago
Startdate: 2023-11-14
Are you a hands-on Software Engineering Manager with frontend development skills and a passion for Digital Experience / and building bespoke customer-centric web-based solutions? A respected Digital agency in Irvine, CA, requires a Software engineering manager with hands-on capability around React and modern JavaScript frameworks to lead and manage cross-functional teams in delivering customer-facing websites, e-commerce, Custom software development, and robust UI Infrastructure for the world's leading brands such as Meta to craft immersive customer experiences of tomorrow.
The role is based in Irvine, CA, Orange County and is based in the office four days per week and will involve some travel to customers on the West Coast.
Benefits include Medical, dental, Vision, Life Assurance, 401k Match and Paid time off.  Relocation assistance will also be provided / Sponsorship considered within US
As a Software Engineering Manager, you will have skills in
  • Proven experience in directly leading and line managing multi-disciplinary / cross-functional software engineering teams that deliver custom web-centric solutions
  • Strong hands-on capabilities in Frontend / UI development and development skills in React as you will use your coding skills
  • Experience with agile software development processes (e.g., Scrum, Kanban) and experience in managing stakeholders and, ideally, consulting or a software company
  • strong background with object-oriented programming principles utilizing JavaScript-based frameworks (React, Angular, Typescript, Node, etc.) and other back-end related languages
  • Experience in delivering large-scale, highly trafficked, high-profile websites (marketing, e-commerce / headless commerce, web portals & help centers)
  • Proficient in web technologies including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Firm understanding of DOM, SEO, and XML technologies
  • Deep knowledge of CMS / Content Management platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, WooCommerce, Drupal, Wix, Contentful,
  • Experience delivering UI component libraries, tools, and secure UI infrastructure that support interactive websites at a global scale
  • Strong background with object-oriented programming principles utilizing JavaScript-based frameworks (React, Angular, Typescript, Node, etc.) and other back-end related languages
  • Ability to work with web development tools such as Chrome DevTools (e.g., Google lighthouse, Google analytics)
Desirable skills as the Software Engineering Manager would include
  • Experience developing secure and scalable web services and API’s
  • Firm understanding of HTTP response/request handling, DNS routing/configuration, and CDN’s
  • Deep knowledge of Material UI, cloud services (AWS/Azure), as well as distributed systems like Akamai
  • Ability to work with design tools such as Figma
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence, or similar systems
  • Master's degree in Computer Science is a plus
Role Responsibilities 
  • Technical leadership/oversight and performance management of the cross-functional team with Front End/Full Stack Engineers, CMS Web Developers/Content Specialists
  • Coach, mentor the software engineers to develop their personal and professional growth.
  • Lead the engineering team to deliver impactful web-based experiences, modern UI component libraries, and enterprise-level web-based infrastructure 
  • Own the overall technical strategies and low-level execution of high-quality and cost-effective solutions that satisfy customer business requirements   
  • Uphold software development practices and continuing to evolve with the industry  
  • Drive and influence company growth from the success of the projects delivered to the clients  
This is an outstanding chance to develop your career, work directly with customers, and stay close to the code so you dont loose your technical skills. Leading and managing a team that will building customer centric digital experience and complex web solutions for world leading brands.
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