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Manager, Software Engineering

Company: Denso North America
Location: Southfield
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

About DENSODENSO is one of the largest global automotive suppliers of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. From automated driving to hybrid and electric vehicle components, we're crafting the core technologies of modern mobility. We draw on the strengths of individual inventors who are joining together to become an unstoppable force for global good. With our North American headquarters located in Michigan, DENSO employs more than 24,000 people at 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs more than 170,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, totaled US$48.1 billion.Manager, Software Engineering -

General Summary:
Manages the operational and personnel activities of the assigned software engineering area. Collaborates with internal and external customers, suppliers and affiliates in resolving problems/issues arising from daily operations. Mentors, coaches and leads subordinates by developing performance expectations, assessing individual training needs and planning for goal attainment. Recommends personnel actions such as hires, fires, disciplines, and ensures training of staff and completes performance evaluations. Collaborates with senior management to develop goals, objectives and measures for area. Communicates and implements change management initiatives. Assists in the development and monitoring of budget for area.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Manages the operational and personnel activities of the assigned software engineering area within the department. Oversees and is accountable for managing area, including annual product sales of approximately $??. Analyzes workflow and provides input for process changes.
2. Maintains relationships and directly interacts with internal and external customers, and/or suppliers and affiliates as needed to address and resolve issues arising from daily operations.
3. Mentors, coaches and leads subordinates by developing performance expectations, assessing individual training needs and planning for goal attainment. Reviews work of subordinates for accuracy. Recommends personnel actions such as hiring, firing and disciplines, and completes performance evaluations.
4. Collaborates with senior management to develop goals, objectives and measures for area in light of overall department, division and organization strategy. Communicates and is accountable for goal attainment. Communicates and implements change management initiatives.
5. Assists in the development and monitoring of budget for area of responsibility. Provides input into staffing proposals.
6. Makes routine decisions that may affect the area or department. Seeks advice from and provides input to senior management in addressing higher level and non-routine issues.
7. Maintains current understanding in industry or functional trends and disseminates throughout appropriate segments of business.
8. Participates in independent committee activities to facilitate overall work efficiency improvements.
9. Follows general organization-wide and department-specific QS-9000 policies, procedures and work instructions.
10. Participates in and supports environmental and safety activities by managing area's goals and objectives and ensuring Associates attend required training and comply with established procedures. Monitors environmental and safety progress and corrective actions.

Targeted Level of Behavioral Competencies:
Core Competencies:
1. Accountability/Commitment: Strives to exceed own commitments. Consistently looks for ways to exceed expectations and add more value, is creative and sets the pace for others. Holds others to high levels of trust. Personally accepts responsibility for team results. Puts personal reputation on the line for team goals; viewed as a proactive leader. Accepts responsibility for outcomes. Concerned about the ultimate product of the team/department. Achieves unexpected results through high self-imposed demands.
2. Culture and Diversity: Proactively takes advantage of the Benefits of Diversity at DIAM. Gives thought to and is aware of diversity/cultural issues and their meaning in the workplace. Engages associates with cultural differences to better adjust one's own behaviors. Seeks feedback concerning own actions. Works at being thoughtful. Adapts work behavior in major ways to improve one's own functioning. Teaches others his/her cultural background as it affects the work. Invests considerable effort to support a climate of tolerance.
3. Kaizen: Inspires a continuous improvement orientation by example. Develops and implements strategies to inspire a continuous improvements orientation in others. Acts in visible ways to move towards improvement. Teaches and expects Kaizen efforts by fellow Associates. Viewed by others as a resource in identifying and developing process improvements. Looks ahead to predict changes in the work environment and prepares for them ahead of time. Identifies problems beyond own area that may affect many areas.
4. Quality First: Creates and facilitates a climate of quality. Teaches models, demands high quality over a wide range of associates. Helps to raise standards beyond own area. Expects associates to maintain high quality and positively encourages quality output. Recognizes opportunities to standardize procedures across areas/departments; works with others to implement standards. Viewed as a resource for interpreting and applying rules. Provides advice or assistance in absence of established guideline or practice.
5. Team Player: Fosters a climate of teamwork. Plans and uses workplace issues to foster teamwork in others. Defines own work role in terms of DENSO overall team accomplishments, forsaking personal credit for the benefits of the team. Leads cross-functional teams. Leads multi-departmental teams facing difficult challenges. Viewed as company-wide team leader with a very strong personal commitment to the team concept.Minimum Level of Education and Training Required:
--- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

--- Seven to ten years of progressively more responsible software design experience including C-programming and assembly language, preferably within the automotive industry.

Minimum Level of Knowledge and Skills Required:
--- Analytical skills to define procedures and to independently oversee the application of methods/processes. Creatively applies sound judgment in choosing proper course of action in light of a broad range of multiple factors. Interprets policies, and assists in developing and monitoring goals and measures. Motivates and encourages others toward creative thinking.
--- Written and verbal communication skills to discuss and provide advice/counsel regarding technical or sensitive matters. Diplomacy, tact, listening and persuasion skills are required in negotiating provisions and resolving standard issues. Represents organization and acts in public relations capacity; adept presenter.
--- Negotiation skills to defend position strongly while keenly aware of the need to maximize benefits for all sides. Obtains high level wins/wins, which are often precedent setting in nature. Brings others to understand viewpoint in the most difficult and charged matters but avoids disrespect and hard sell tactics.
--- Customer service skills to promote and support a service-oriented environment and encourage other to improve and refine their service actions. Measures personal success by customers' achievements. Acts as a resource to customers in identifying and solving issues.
--- Demonstrated proficiency in computer software and mainframe application in order to perform word processing, data manipulation and file maintenance activities.
--- Project management skills including the ability to define, prioritize and direct program, project or process objectives, identify customers/stakeholders and their interests, plan steps, and to coordinate and allocate resources in order to accomplish goals and objectives in an effective and timely manner.
--- In-depth knowledge and understanding of engineering principles.
--- In-depth knowledge of microcomputer, hardware, embedded software, development tools, and de-bugging methods in order to develop, configure, test and de-bug software.

Keywords: Denso North America, Southfield , Manager, Software Engineering, Executive , Southfield, Michigan

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