Software Engineering Manager

This is an engineering manager position that is responsible for leading a team of software engineers focused on implementation of Warehouse Controls Systems (WCS), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Transport Systems (TS) for material handling systems. It will also consist of all aspects of software engineering including design, configuration, development, deployment, testing, and maintenance. This position will also support pre-order concept work and project estimation.


  • Manage the day-to-day activities of a team of software engineers to ensure effectiveness, efficiencies, and quality of all work being performed
  • Manage the design, configuration, development, and deployment strategies and processes for custom software features and functions assuring projects attain TGW quality standards
  • Lead engineering effort to define interfaces to host systems and automatic material handling device subsystems
  • Lead product roadmap for US core standard feature set
  • Active participation with corporate development organization to drive product architecture and application feature sets
  • Administrative management of engineering staff and engineering leads including reviews, compensation, and personal development plans
  • Develop and implement effective training programs for new hires and existing staff
  • Interact directly with software project managers and project leads for all aspects of software delivery including software build, testing, training, acceptance, issue management, and delivery schedules
  • Collaborate with IT to identify, define, procure and manage the hardware servers and peripherals.
  • Manage transfer of software project knowledge to Lifetime Services team for post-installation support
  • Input on department budgeting and expenditures


  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to lead engineering resources to complete project tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft TFS
  • Comfortable with agile methods and practices
  • Ability to have fun while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience (5+ years) delivering software solutions, preferably in a material handling environment
  • Experience in relational database application programming
  • Must be able to travel up to 20% of time on short notice, including international travel

Leigh Baker

+1231 798 4547
Contract Type
Full Time - Permanent
IT / Software
Grand Rapids, Michigan