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Software Engineering Manager (Boise, ID)


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This new software engineering team is responsible for creating and maintaining custom built software solutions and enabling software solution capabilities across our entire application portfolio.  This includes but not limited to distributed systems, containers, OpenShift/Kubernetes, IaC, Ansible/AWX, and CI/CD pipelines.  Each team, member will contribute to projects and solutions across a broad application portfolio stack.

A successful leader for this team will have a solid understanding of the technical capabilities, as well as the complexities that come along with these types of solutions.  This leader will set direction and manage deliverables to achieve that direction while also engaging with team members to ensure they achieve their goals and have a fulfilling experience. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages the Software Engineering Team, architecture direction, and underlying solution sets to continuously deliver value to the business units and the overall company initiatives. 
  • Lead the team in developing global software engineering patterns and practices, determine which solutions to provide in each use case, and engage the appropriate delivery models for global and regional applications and services.
  • Familiarity with Agile principals and understand how software teams operate. 
  • Establish and ensure the appropriate communications, change management, and delivery of solutions across the company.
  • Manage employees, contractors, and vendors.
  • Nurture the professional development of staff.
  • Manage IT application delivery financial performance and budgets.
  • Help make the environment fun for team and others.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree from 4-year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 5 years related experience and/or training
  • Solid EQ and ability to lead and work with others collaboratively
  • Flexible and have the ability to operate in an ambiguous environment
  • Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills
  • Strong software development skills
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies is desired
  • Solid understanding of automation CI/CD, Ansible/AWX, distributed systems, DDD, containers/k8s is a plus
  • COVID-19 vaccination required (medical or religious accommodations will be considered as appropriate).

Job Requisition ID: 6886

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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