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Title:  Engineering Manager

Job ID:  1755

Chicago, IL, US

Category:  Information Technology

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Job Summary

We are looking for technical team members at all levels who want to push themselves to deliver best in market SaaS solutions. We offer a challenging environment where you will have to grow, adapt and use your skills consistently. Success will be the reward as we build solutions for the moments that matter for our customers.


This role is responsible for delivering results for the Engineering department by:

  • Managing advancement and deployment of engineering disciplines and technologies 
  • Actively participating in the engineering process and help grow this area
  • Providing technical and career mentoring for our team
  • Challenging our team to achieve difficult goals and empowering our team to make decisions
  • Have an ownership mindset. Deliver on our product roadmap in collaboration with product management, customers, sales, and engineering leadership. Display an ownership mindset and be accountable for the team's deliverables. Product roadmap development, and care and feeding of roadmap- keeping it evergreen, communicating, evangelizing, etc. is an important part of the role.
  • Consistently deliver projects on-time with quality. Deliver results, within time and scope, and brings visibility through regular reporting
  • Lead the Progression of DFIN’s Technology Platform. Work collaboratively with the Product leadership team in establishing the vision for DFIN’s software architecture to support the demands of today’s applications and future products. Lead the team to execute on this vision
  • Organized, Disciplined, and Process Oriented. An experienced, organized, and efficient leader with the ability to define priorities and focus on areas that add value. Can design the processes necessary to get things done; can see opportunities for collaboration and integration; most importantly, can simplify complex processes.
  • Can scale with our organization. As our team, product, and infrastructure grows, issues arise consistently regarding systems/processes/environments that no longer work at our current scale. As a technical leader, their responsibility is to find a solution to those issues as well as putting together a plan of action to execute that solution. Leaders are those who influence outcomes by getting solutions for those issues prioritized. 
  • Has an Agile mindset. Delivers solutions in small steps while deploying appropriate feedback loops from internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Empowers engineers they manage to make the biggest impact possible for the company while reaching their professional development goals.
  • Challenges team members. Engineers need opportunities through goals and projects to push themselves and reach their professional development goals. To arrange projects that align with these goals, leaders need to work with the rest of the product team to figure out the roadmaps for our teams. 
  • Recruit and Develop Engineering Talent – actively build, recruit and train teams.
  • Excellent knowledge of the new technology trends and its applications for the new products in the marketplace
  • Excellent Knowledge of Software Engineering Discipline, including hands-on knowledge of Latest Programming Languages, Object-Oriented Programming, High-Performance, Fault-tolerant Distributed Systems, Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems, Distributed DBMS and DB modeling and access languages.
  • Ability to work through conflict, gain trust, and persuasively influence outcomes.
  • Strong leadership skills – ability to motivate people, instill accountability, perform under the pressure and optimize the team's resources to attain the business goals 
  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written communications skills for technical and non-technical audiences 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science or related discipline 
  • 3 years of experience managing software product development teams 
  • 8+ years of software development of commercial-grade systems and applications with a proven track record of building and leading successful engineering teams

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

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