A software engineering manager is an important component of any technological services company that deals with software. This individual is responsible for assembling a team of software engineers that can work quickly and successfully on software products. This team is largely responsible for providing maintenance on any software products that may malfunction, and they may also develop new software. While the software engineering manager may also work directly with software in a hands-on way, most of their work generally is oversight on particular projects; as a supervisor, they make sure all products are fully functional and meet the company's standards. A software engineering manager is usually subordinate to executives in the software department, such as a vice president, president, or executive of software development; they will report any developments or problems to this individual.
A software engineering manager usually needs a bachelor’s degree in a technical field, such as computer science, computer design, or engineering. In addition, this individual needs significant experience in software development; they must have expertise in implementing existing software. They also need excellent organizational and communication skills.
Software Engineering Manager Tasks
Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
Act as a resource for software developers on policies, procedures and technical issues.
Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with writing software.