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Sphera Engineering Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Engineering Manager

Chicago, IL, USA

Req #892

Friday, October 9, 2020

Sphera is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.We are a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the software, industrial technology, financial services and healthcare industries. We operate like a start-up tech company but have over $100 million in annual revenue, with more than 8,000 customers, and operate in 100+ countries.We are guided by our core values of Customer Centricity, Accountability, Bias to Action, Innovation, and Collaboration. These values help us recruit the right talent to join our rapidly expanding team of around 1000 Spherions around the globe. It is important to us that each and every Spherion is not only eager to challenge themselves and knows how to get work done but is an awesome addition to our company culture.

Great leaders are people first. Help us lead people and transform technology. We are looking for a hands-on engineering leader to help us build our SaaS cloud platform and lead a team of engineers onsite and distributed.

Great things you’ll accomplish:

  • Deliver exceptional platform capabilities to build up our global SaaS solution

  • Lead engineers to build scalable, reusable and efficient solutions for the organization and ship these into production

  • Provide sustainable, modern, software engineering practices with a focus on the future

  • Be the functional guardian of quality and practices

  • Ensure our non-functional requirements are tip-top: response time, throughput, operational footprint, logging, analysis and analytics.  

  • Effectively work with both clients and team members making proper technical decisions on projects, while exercising creativity and resourcefulness in solving technical problems in a way that maximizes client value

  • Get hands on and lead by example. Write, automate and ship great software. Hone your craft and bring to bear a sense of urgency while creating software that is meant to evolve.

  • Be part of a team in our growing software development practice. Use your agile skillsets and planning to help us story map, sequence, slice and ship working code in increments. We want to learn from you to.

  • Think full life-cycle engineering – code, test, refactor, automate, build pipelines, devops, cloud infrastructure and production operations. We like to own what we ship and work with our ops teams to make things better and better. 

  • Be tech agnostic. UI’s or the backend. This includes databases, messaging, API’s, streams and analytics. React.js on the front. .NET and SQL on the back.

Things we’re looking for:

  • At least 2-3 years managing teams of engineers.

  • At least 7-10 years building software in C#/ASP.Net/VB.Net/MVC/API centric. Along with a strong understanding of architecture and data management. Strong expertise in object oriented, structured, OOP design patterns, Azure and cloud applications. Java is an acceptable alternative.

  • You’re a technical leader in technologies that support our primary project types through mentoring, educating, supporting projects and supporting business development activities for that technology

  • Independently be able to design and create an execution plan for complex feature in an area you are familiar and unfamiliar with. Operate effectively in multiple system environments with many components involved

  • You’re comfortable working within a bigger team. Being accountable as a team is critical

  • Understand what “the customer is always right” means.  

  • Experienced in agile product-development methodologies and understands the importance of commitment and sense of urgency for project timelines


Sphera is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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