Kelly Services Manager of Software Engineering in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Manager of Software Engineering for a 6 month contract to hire opening in Franklin Lakes, NJ. This is for a large Pharmaceutical client in the area! Ideal candidates will have knowledge of Java and CI/CD tools. Below are additional details.

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The IT Sr Manager – Software Development Engineering manages a team of Software Development Engineers. This position participates in the evaluation and prioritization of customer/user requests. Assigns projects, research and work assignments to team members and directs activities, providing functional guidance and completing individual tasks as needed. Ensures projects are completed within designated time frames and tracks and reports progress to upper management. Participates in cross-departmental IT initiatives. The Sr Manager has full accountability for the work of all members of the team also represents, strategizes and promotes methodologies and processes across IT and devises improvements to the current processes. This person is also responsible for providing timely feedback to their team members and assisting their leadership with year-end calibration and identification of high performers.


Manages a functional team in one or more sites. Works to develop employees’ skills, evaluates performance and provides feedback, and oversees resolution of employee relations issues. Consults with business and IT management to evaluate user requests and clarify objectives for projects and initiatives. Develops annual initiatives and specific deliverables for their team. Oversees determination of feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current policies, procedures, and functions Completes projects and initiatives as assigned, coordinating their team resources and resources in different departments. Provides assistance to IT team members needing their expertise and knowledge. Provides on-the-job training for new of less experienced team members. Mentors team to improve their understanding and skill and ensure they are familiar with resource materials Works with IT management team to analyze operations and efficiency of the IT group and recommend process improvements. Works with departmental leadership to develop and implement strategic business work plan goals. Tracks and periodically reports progress to senior management. Assists the Budget planning and management for their department Participates in special projects or task forces as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or 14 – 18 years of equivalent work experience 8 to 12 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree with 6 to 10 years of relevant experience Knowledge of distributed and mainframe technologies including Java, CI/CD tools, test automation, relational and NOSQL databases, COBOL/CICS transaction processing technologies Ability to lead high talent teams in local and remote locations Previous supervisory experience in leading a technical team or managing a larger cross-functional team of non-direct reports Ability to motivate employees, handle difficult employee relations issues and create a culture that supports high employee morale Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments to resolve complex issues with innovative solutions Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet project deadlines Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make independent decisions Extremely detail oriented; Strong customer service focus; Excellent oral and written communication skills Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet project deadlines. Experience with strategic work planning and budgeting. Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make independent decisions. Strong customer service focus. Willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines Willingness to travel as needed (10% travel)

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Category: IT/Software Development