Sr. Manager, Software Engineering - Backend (REMOTE)

at Under Armour, Inc. in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Sr. Manager, Software Engineering – Backend (REMOTE)

Date: Apr 30, 2022

Location: Remote, US

Company: Under Armour

Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.

Position Summary

We’re looking to add a new Senior Manager to our Run Backend Engineering organization, which powers an ecosystem of millions of athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and people pursuing a healthy lifestyle. In this role, you will help guide a team of software engineers in developing services, tools, and libraries that enable our developers and partners to fulfill Under Armour’s mission to make all athletes better. You will work alongside other engineers, internal and external partners, QA, and 3rd party suppliers to build reliable and cost-effective processes to successfully support and deliver our product and engineering roadmaps.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The work of Run Backend Engineering is often not front and center with our users, but if it fails, it becomes obvious very quickly. We’re focused on reducing our MTTD and MTTR and making our services increasingly resilient to failures in other parts of the infrastructure. We don’t have the scale of a huge Internet company, but we have a lot of users and nontrivial request volumes that make it hard to debug issues quickly.

+ The Senior Manager will use their leadership skills to influence individuals, processes, and operations, as well as, drive discussion, participation, and consensus among cross functional teams, including application, product, marketing, finance and legal. Success depends on enabling collaborative work among teams with different priorities.

+ Lead a team of subject matter experts with expertise in various technical areas to drive the technology roadmap.

+ Mentor Engineers across Run Backend Engineering, leveling up the team

+ Work across teams and up and down the stack to understand how to improve our services, and the developer experience associated with them, and get that work on our roadmaps

+ Oversee the development of technical specifications and requirements for each area, define key performance indicators and metrics.

+ Own regular status reporting and communications

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

+ Have strong project management skills to execute on roadmaps, driving a project from inception to completion.

+ Have technical development experience.

+ Help other teammates grow through mentorship and coaching

+ Enjoy solving complex problems with a focus on delivering the smallest executable set

+ Have experience in technology development, product commercialization and launch activity.

+ Ability to lead cross functional teams without direct authority to obtain results.

+ Work experience or relevant subject matter expertise across multiple technology areas

+ Ability to facilitate collaborative resolution of differences with a “win-win” approach.

+ Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, plus proven relationship building abilities.

+ Excellent communication and advanced presentation skills

Education And / Or Experience

+ Proven experience directly developing teams of software engineers

+ 4+ years of prior hands-on software development experience

+ Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team

+ Maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence skills, analytical skills, and leadership skills

+ Solid understanding of standard methodologies for engineering process, code quality, build/release pipelines, security, and live operations

+ Familiarity with agile development methods and tools

+ Experience with cloud technologies (AWS, Kubernetes, serverless, etc.) a plus

Other Requirements

+ Location: This role is a fully remote opportunity. Candidates must reside in the United States.

+ Return To Work Designation: Fully Remote


+ No Relocation Provided



At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Learn more about Under Armour’s COVID-19 response and Teammate vaccination policies here .

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Job Posting: JC202612116

Posted On: Jan 22, 2022

Updated On: May 14, 2022