Team Leader, Design Systems Engineering - Remote

Team Leader, Design Systems Engineering - Remote

02 Nov 2022
Michigan, Detroit metro, 48226 Detroit metro USA

Team Leader, Design Systems Engineering - Remote

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in computer science, information technology, or a related field
  • 2 years of experience or equivalent in software engineering, quality engineering, product development, or a role in a relevant field
  • Experience mentoring and developing team members
  • Experience using agile metrics, such as throughput, work-in-progress (WIP), cycle time, and defect rates, to improve team performance
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate on behalf of team members and projects using deliberate, accurate, and persuasive language
  • Knowledge of organizational technology standards, including testing and deployment
  • Understanding of different software delivery roles and the responsibilities of each, such as Software Engineers, Architects, Leadership and Product roles

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years of experience programming in C#, F#, PHP, Python, Java, JavaScript, Progress, or other object-oriented/functional programming languages
  • Experience working on teams that meet organizational engineering and architecture standards
  • Experience coordinating tech incident resolutions
  • Certification in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) agile practices
  • Demonstrated ability to meet delivery goals with shifting timelines, staffing, and dependencies
  • Knowledge of organizational technology standards, including architectural design and integration patterns
  • Knowledge of supported business domains
  • Knowledge of people leadership practices, such as change management, recruiting, hiring, performance management, corrective action, and compensation administration
  • Knowledge of multiple agile development methodologies

Job Summary
The Team Leader of Design Systems Engineering is a servant leader whose mission is to build a self-organizing and self-managing team. Responsible for elevating team member performance, the Team Leader ensures their team has what it needs to implement technologically superior software.

  • Lead and mentor an agile team that leans into data-driven experimentation, innovation, quality, and craftsmanship
  • Communicate and promote the culture and mission of the company
  • Collaborate with leadership to establish a divisional mission aligned with the company vision
  • Promote iterative, thoughtful decision-making within a self-organized team
  • Recognize trends affecting delivery goals and support team decisions on short- and long-term resolutions, removing roadblocks when necessary
  • Drive performance in areas such as quality, predictability, flow and velocity
  • Coordinate response and communication of tech incidents to stakeholders
  • Recognize trends across tech incidents and ensure true root causes have been identified and fixes implemented
  • Stay informed of trends and changes in the broader technology, business, and regulatory landscapes
  • Regularly evaluate the team's size, organizational fit, and position and propose changes to improve synergies
  • Understand and plan for the product roadmap and maintain awareness of broader technical and business changes impacting the team
  • Develop short-, mid-, and long-term key results with the team to achieve team objectives
  • Develop and retain talent in alignment with the product team's vision and roadmap
  • Lead interviews and discussions regarding hiring decisions for candidates and promotions, pulling in appropriate subject matter experts as required
  • Prepare and deliver reviews, compensation adjustments, and promotions
  • Identify, implement, and drive adoption of best practices within the leadership community
  • Mentor and support team members on any of the above responsibilities

Who We Are
Rocket Companiesis a Detroit-based company made up of businesses that provide simple, fast and trusted digital solutions for complex transactions. The name comes from our flagship business, now known as Rocket Mortgage?, which was founded in 1985. Today, we're a publicly traded company involved in many different industries, including mortgages, fintech, real estate, automotive and more. We're insistently different in how we look at the world and committed to an inclusive workplace where every voice is heard. And we're passionate about the work we do, and it shows. We've been ranked #5 on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2021, as well as ranking #1 for Fortune's Best Large Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance List in 2021.

This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

We are proud equal opportunity employers and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members. Employment decisions, including hiring decisions, are not based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law.?

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