Compassion International

  • Senior Manager of Solutions Engineering

    Job ID
    Location Name
    Colorado Springs - GMC
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The senior manager leads the solutions engineering department to manage the lifecycle of critical corporate-wide and customer-specific technology based products primarily using Lean and Agile SDLC practices. The primary purpose of this position is to provide full management through subordinate managers and/or senior professional staff. This responsibility includes hiring, discipline, and termination, as well as, coaching, performance management, assigning, checking, and approving work to satisfy broad objectives and department strategies. The incumbent will ensure completion of department responsibilities, calling on available resources to achieve department objectives, working within approved budget.

    Essential Job Functions

    A successful Sr. Manager, Solutions Engineering will have following:

    • Solid experience in software engineering using multiple languages/frameworks
    • Passion to deliver
    • Great leadership characteristics to mentor other software engineers
    • Drive and confidence to confirm and/or recommend current conventions
    • Curiosity of open source frameworks/packages


    To be a good fit for the Sr. Manager, Solutions Engineering role:


    You Like…

    • To work in a fast paced, Extreme Programming (XP) environment
    • To use modern technologies such as Go, Docker, GitLab, Ruby, and Nomad
    • To work with smart, talented, software engineers to deliver great products

    You Want…

    • To be in more of a leadership role, supporting other software engineers
    • To be a mentor to other software engineers and support their growth
    • The ability to influence change within the engineering organization



    • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
    • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
    • Provides leadership, planning and consultation to subordinates, executives, and peer management in the successful alignment of assigned department resources to ensure achievement of operational priorities and initiatives, integrating priorities within organizational strategies to ensure that department's purpose is fulfilled. Creates work environment promoting continual improvement and learning, free from fear of failure, supporting mistakes that encourage continual learning. Employs Lean leadership style focusing on developing team members’ skills. Studies and understands new developments in Lean, Agile, and contemporary software development and management practices and encourages same for teams.
    • Contributes to or prepares and administers the annual budget and departmental expenses, ensuring accountability for on-time completion of deliverables based on department objectives, SLAs, and other Compassion standards, ensuring compliance with regulatory and board policies.
    • Selects, manages and develops assigned staff, establishing goals and objectives, coaching and managing performance, including discipline, motivation, and annual reviews; supports continuous learning and development that enhances individual performance and organizational capability. Coaches teams to identify a given problem, understand the root causes, and build solutions that will be embraced by the organization. Creates teams that are jointly responsible for success, solving problems together in ways that develop people’s capabilities and increases their engagement and commitment, focusing on respect for people.
    • Contributes to developing and setting strategy for application software design and development and technical and strategic expertise and leadership in the creation of inter-related system design for existing architecture or new deployments.
    • Refines specifications for requirements to deploy applications. Serves as a key leader, managing the development and implementation of new standards in software development.
    • Working through subordinate professionals and leaders, manages developers and solutions engineering professionals who develop and update complex program logic for multi-faceted applications or analyze and modify logic in existing applications.



    • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


    • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.


    • Bachelor's Degree Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Disaster & Emergency Management or related discipline

    Work Experience

    • Relevant work experience required to enable the individual to be able to successfully perform the job as listed.

    Licenses and Certifications

    • Certified Applications Developer or similar credential.

    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***

    Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment

    Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

    Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule


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