Associate Software Engineering Manager

Employer: United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

Location: RICHMOND, VA


Position Contact: David Beasley |


About Us:

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) coordinates the nation’s organ transplant system, providing vital services to meet the needs of men, women and children awaiting lifesaving organ transplants. Based in Richmond, Va., UNOS is a private, nonprofit membership organization.

UNOS members encompass every transplant hospital, tissue matching laboratory and organ procurement organization in the United States, as well as voluntary health and professional societies, ethicists, transplant patients and organ donor advocates.

About the Position:

· Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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· Due to COVID-19, we are 100% remote as an organization for the foreseeable future. The expectation is that the candidate would need to be in the Richmond, Va area by early to mid-2021.

Job description:

Software Engineering Managers are responsible for the continual improvement of themselves, the teams they manage, and the organization as a whole. They drive software quality, design, development, deployment, and customer service excellence for the organ transplantation community. This role emphasizes four critical areas necessary for the success of the organization. These are employees, customers, quality, and processes.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

· Ensures team is adequately staffed, resourced, and trained to successfully fulfill that responsibility.

· Define clear vision and goals of team that continually challenge them to stretch and grow as a team.

· Responsible for forming teams through recruiting and staffing efforts to balance experience, skills, personalities, etc. to create the ideal team dynamic.

· Hold regular staff meetings to inform employees and manage expectations.

· Continually evaluate individual contributions to teams and actively manage for team health: coaching, encouraging, providing training opportunities, administering disciplinary action, relocating, hiring, retaining, and firing.

· Hold regular one-on-ones to understand career development goals of team members, provide feedback, and update professional development plan to grow the individual.

· Complete and administer annual performance reviews.

· Survey teams for examples of UNOS core values; recognize, reward, and encourage continued displays of values.

· Participate in code reviews.

· Participate in the review of business epics and stories.

· Prioritize the team’s work; execute tasks associated with the work assigned to the team.

· Communicate information in both technical and layman’s terms.

· Must embrace agile values, believe them, live them, and encourage others in adopting and utilizing them on a daily basis.

· Continually monitor impediments raised by the Scrum / Kanban teams and look for ways to make incremental changes in policies and structure to remove them.

· Monitor flow of work both upstream and downstream of the application development process and continually work to align it with external workflows.

· Ensure we maintain the code base to support Internal & External users.

· Participate in portfolio planning to align upcoming projects with the correct teams. Help create the long term roadmap.

· Work with Service Owners and teams to provide estimations for the committees, the BOD, customer innovations and other non-OPTN efforts.

· Work with the PMO to ensure successful project delivery.

· Manage post-production support of releases to the user community.

· Support & enforce software engineering best practices and standards and Industry standards.

· Leverage software engineering metrics to continuously improve.

· Support the Software Engineering Architectural Roadmap.

· Explore new technologies which will benefit software engineering to help our code base to be more modular, easily maintained, faster, more reliable, scalable, and better aligned with the industry.

· Lead horizontal efforts across software engineering.

· Foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement. Encourage “out of the box” thinking.


4-year degree in computer science or other related field of study, or equivalent profiessional IT leadership experience

Minimum Requirements:

· Entry level experience managing or leading a team of software engineers required. 1+ years of overall people management experience preferred.

· 5 years of software development or other related professional IT experience required. 7+ years of IT experience strongly preferred.

Critical Skills:

· Experience with Agile development and methodologies preferred.

· Active participation in the technical community.

· Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills.

· Strong problem/issue analysis and resolution skills.

· Demonstrated ability to lead projects and/or teams in a software development environment.

· Active participation in the technical community.

· Experience with Agile development and methodologies preferred.

Agency Statement:
· No Agencies Please

For information on UNOS, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at .

UNOS provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. It will not unlawfully discriminate or permit harassment against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, familial or marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other characteristics or classification protected under applicable law (“protected categories”). This policy applies not only to hiring, but also to working conditions, benefits and privileges of employment, training, appointments for advancement, transfers, layoffs, recalls, terminations of employment and all other terms and conditions of employment. UNOS maintains a drug-free workplace.

UNOS is also an affirmative action employer. It takes affirmative action to recruit and provide opportunities for advancement to qualified females and minorities, individuals with disabilities, special disabled veterans and other protected veterans. It hires and promotes based on job-related requirements and individual qualifications. Action is taken to ensure the fulfillment of this policy as to all phases of the employment process including hiring, placement, training, upgrading, transfers and/or demotions, recruiting, layoffs and termination of employment.

UNOS invites individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to identify themselves, if they wish to do so. Such communication will be kept as confidential as possible and will be used only in accordance with the law. Candidates may contact the EEO/AA Officer at to self-identify or request an accommodation.

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