Manager, Software Engineering

Product Chennai, India


Manager, Software Engineering

Chennai, India


The Opportunity:

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.


We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.


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Anthology’s Student Development team focuses on using both industry standards and cutting-edge technologies to develop innovative solutions that are essential to our user’s success. As a Manager of Software Engineering, you will become an active member of an agile team of developers participating in daily stand-ups, design sessions, code reviews, and sprint demos. You will embrace test driven development as an integral part of what you deliver as a software developer. You will also be willing to respond to the unique challenges of delivering and maintaining cloud-based software including troubleshooting live production environments, minimizing downtime, and responding to client-reported issues. You would build the capabilities for looking at the complete stack of technology layers for providing fixes and developing features.


Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Directly managing and supporting the Engineering team in delivering high quality, web-based applications in a timely manner
  • Managing hiring processes for new team members (Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers, etc.)
  • Holding one-on-one meetings with existing team members to review and analyze performance to identify any training needs and aid in the growth of the individual
  • Participating in Scrum ceremonies including sprint planning, daily standups, and retrospectives
  • Overseeing the delivery team’s daily actions and offering advice and direction as necessary
  • Creating, managing, and monitoring team oversight reports for releases, team utilization and capitalization, capacity, and quality
  • Clearing blockers for the team and helping them prioritize new features and technical debt
  • Helping shape software development processes, systems, and tools for a growing product development team
  • Working cross-functionally with other leaders in the organization to identify and meet business priorities related to software development and the general IT needs of the company


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in software development
  • 4-6 years managing software engineering teams
  • Certified in Scrum/Agile
  • Experience with Agile Techniques
  • Experience managing release activities in Azure DevOps
  • Experience in Microsoft Power BI Reporting
  • Experience developing standards and procedures to determine and improve product quality
  • Thorough understanding of software development life cycles
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Proven leadership abilities focusing on continued improvement and growth of teams
  • Ability to manage conflicts and assist with finding resolutions
  • Strong decision-making/problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Results-oriented
  • Takes accountability and self-motivated
  • Goal oriented, reliable, and enthusiastic
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science
  • 2 or more years as Software/Application Architect (or performing similar responsibilities)
  • Experience working in a Software as a Service model (SaaS)
  • Experience with cloud-based hosting solutions (AZURE)
  • Experience with multi-tenant solutions
  • Experience in implementing XP (Extreme Programming) practices

The Office:   
We have an office in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai.    
  • Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai   
  • Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station and bus stop    
  • Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools – Holiday Inn     
  • Office provides lunch and snacks on all working days     
  • Office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park    
  • Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensures fun at work    
  • ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities  

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, 

duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.   


Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.