Engineering Manager Job Description

Engineering Manager job description will consist of the role, responsibilities, qualifications and technical or soft skills required



An Engineering Manager is responsible for leading various projects across several developer teams. They create strategies and processes to aid the development of the project/product in a timely fashion. They research and develop new products, forecast budgets, and oversee implementation.


  • Research, develop, and designs products
  • Build, lead and mentor engineering team(s) and provide clear and concise instructions for implementation
  • Track, report and improve execution metrics for the team and ensure upper management support
  • Check for team's technical accuracy and set the bar for good programming skills through personal examples
  • Ensure cloud environments are secure and compliant
  • Implement engineering processes under the guidance of the CTO
  • Lead technical resolution of priority incidents, facilitate post-incident evaluations and ensure permanent closure of incidents


  • Proven work experience as an Engineering Manager or similar role
  • Hands-on experience in software development and system administration
  • Knowledge of strategic IT solutions
  • Extensive knowledge of computer hardware and networking systems
  • Supremely tech savvy, able to wear multiple hats such as being an awesome programmer, application developer, technical architect, database designer
  • Large scale software product engineering experience with contemporary tools and delivery methods in a complex environment (i.e. DevOps, CI/CD, Agile, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Familiarity with programming languages like Javascript, Java, SQL, SAP, Oracle, and C#
  • Familiarity with operating systems like Windows, UNIX, and databases like MySQL
  • Experience in cloud computing and cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of industry trends, best practices, and change management

Soft Skills

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time
  • Ability to manage mid-size teams


  • Proven work experience as Technical Architect or Project Manager

Promotion Stage

Director of Engineering, Chief Technical Officer

Salary Range (in USD)

$93,000 - $200,000


  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or relevant subjects

Reports To

Director of Engineering

Key Skills

Java, Spring, Unix, oAuth, Agile Development frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.), Kafka, Big Data

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