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Software Engineering Manager

Software Engineering Manager

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US-VA-Virginia Beach
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Regular Full-Time
Eligibility for Security Clearance Required 

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The GBS Group, an engineering services and technical consulting firm, has an opening for a Software Engineering Manager, to support our growing technology business in Virginia Beach, VA. The GBS Group is a commercial and government engineering services contractor with a variety of contract types, but this position will focus on our commercial business. Our Headquarters is located within 12 miles of the Virginia Beach resort area and downtown Norfolk’s Waterside District and includes a 24x7 Operational Support Center monitoring all client installations in North America as well as a world class lab with configurations of all client hardware and software systems.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Lead the GBS commercial software team in service and product business models with estimation, design, development, and testing of complex software engineering solutions within Industrial environments.
  • Manage the software engineering team, ensuring team members achieve their potential in an Agile environment while meeting business expectations and timely deliverables.
  • Lead the career development of all software development resources in line with GBS’s career development program.
  • Lead the assignment of resources at different stages of project and product life-cycles and hire new team members when required to ensure business commitments are met.
  • Partner with Product Owners across multiple customers and client groups to define technical requirements of proposed and current projects.
  • Lead the development of technical proposals for software development opportunities to include conceptual designs, resource estimates, and documentation of assumptions for boundary condition definition.
  • Provide resources and technical expertise to GBS’s 24x7 Operations and Maintenance support team for technical software issues and defects.
  • Document changes to scope or functionalities with change requests, project plan, and other reporting as needed; Support Project Managers with updates to project plans as needed.
  • Communicate with customer(s) and GBS Management Team to ensure open and regular communication, both written and oral.
  • Serve as the Scrum Master on software projects; lead the story pointing, sprint definition, and burndown tracking in support of the business Product Owner.


Candidates must possess the following professional experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience with heavy industry software solutions (e.g. Transportation, Defense, Aerospace)
  • Ten (10) or more years of professional experience in software engineering in an industrial environment
  • Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience.


Desired Characteristics:

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Experience with Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Experience in the Rail & Transportation industry
  • Experience working in a service business
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
  • Ability to travel up to 15%.

EEO Statement

The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.