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Manager, Software Engineering



Software Engineering
Wakefield, MA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Manager, Software Platform Engineering

Vestmark is actively seeking a Software Platform Engineering Manager. As the Manager of Platform Engineering, you will be a critical leader within our organization, responsible for hands-on technical contributions and effective people management. You will lead a team of platform engineers to design, build, and maintain robust, scalable, and efficient infrastructure and platform solutions. This role requires a balance of strong technical expertise and the ability to guide and develop a high-performing engineering team. If you are a seasoned platform engineer with a passion for technical excellence and the leadership skills to guide and develop a high-performing team, we encourage you to apply for this dynamic role. Join our organization and play a key role in shaping the future of our platform engineering capabilities.


50% Technical Management:

  • Technical Leadership:
    • Lead by example with hands-on contributions to platform engineering projects.
    • Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and support to team members.
    • Collaborate with engineers to design and implement complex infrastructure and platform solutions.
  • Infrastructure and Platform Development:
    • Architect, build, and maintain the company's infrastructure and platform services.
    • Ensure high availability, scalability, and performance of infrastructure components.
    • Implement and automate deployment and monitoring processes.
  • Technology Evaluation:
    • Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies.
    • Evaluate and recommend new tools, technologies, and processes to improve platform capabilities.
  • Problem Solving:
    • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues related to the platform.
    • Develop strategies to proactively identify and address potential problems.
  • Documentation:
    • Ensure thorough documentation of infrastructure and platform components.
    • Promote best practices for documentation within the team.

50% People Management:

  • Team Leadership:
    • Provide coaching, mentorship, and career development support to team members.
    • Foster a collaborative and innovative team culture.
    • As needed, recruit, hire, and onboard talented platform engineers.
  • Performance Management:
    • Set clear expectations and performance goals for the team.
    • Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback.
    • Identify training and development opportunities.
  • Resource Management:
    • Allocate resources effectively to meet project goals and deadlines.
    • Ensure the team is appropriately staffed and equipped to handle the workload.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with other engineering teams, product managers, and stakeholders to align platform development with business objectives.
    • Communicate effectively across teams and departments.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven experience in platform engineering and infrastructure design.
  • Strong technical proficiency in relevant technologies and tools.
  • Demonstrated leadership and people management experience.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a results-oriented mindset.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and DevOps practices.
  • Ability to balance hands-on technical work with managerial responsibilities.