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Los Angeles, CA or Plano, TX

Does This Describe You?

  • Extensive skill set and experience in all layers of system architecture (front end, web, middle tier and database), including in integrating data flow from outside systems to internal.
  •  Technically strong and hands-on in Agile development and who leads teams by example 
  •  Knowledgeable and experienced in engineering complex systems integration environments involving large volumes of data.
  • Adept at dealing with performance issues at different layers of complex applications.
  •  4+ years managing medium-sized and complex custom development projects
  •  4+ years of experience architecting and developing business critical and/or web-based applications using .NET, SQL Server, Java frameworks and Open Source tools
  •  Undergraduate degree in IT, Computer Science, Finance, Healthcare discipline, or other relevant areas
  •  You are NOT a job hopper because you enjoy being part of a dynamic culture that stimulates you professionally and celebrates team achievement


O’Neil Digital Solutions (ODS) - The Coolest Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Los Angeles based O’Neil is a leader in providing the marketing communications and publishing needs of major corporations. With a large in-house programming staff, they deliver digital print and web-driven member communication solutions to the Healthcare, Financial, and direct mail markets. ODS has the largest installment of HP digital web presses in the world and are continuing to develop innovative digital finishing and inserting solutions to press the digital revolution forward. They are known for their quality focus and outstanding client service. They have a diverse workforce keeping the focus on their people, trust and teamwork, and they maintain a high degree of integrity while exceeding the expectations of their clients.

The Position: Software Engineering Manager

ODS is looking for an experienced software engineering manager who is hands-on technically and fully knowledgeable in project management techniques, including the use of negotiation skills and influence to drive internal and external projects to completion in a timely and cost-effective manner. At ODS, all software engineering managers have extensive experience in all layers of system architecture (front end, web, middle tier and database), not just one. When working with clients, they all can troubleshoot, by guiding their teams, at all layers. They share an extensive skill set on technology in data and systems integration between different platforms. In addition to possessing these capabilities, the successful candidate will demonstrate high-caliber communication and project reporting skills.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, influence and mentoring for project teams as well as a route of escalation for project related risks and issues. The Manager will drive project related communications to IT leadership, business leadership, and various project and program stakeholders to facilitate project definition, direction, and status, as well as partner with business leaders to achieve the goals of assigned projects.
  • Execute and implement the technical solution using iterative, RUP, or Agile Project Management Methodology (PMM) for a variety of projects including, but not limited to, new application deployments (Commercial, Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and custom), process improvement, application and technical upgrades, feature/function enhancements and technical infrastructure enhancements. The Manager will lead matrix-style projects teams including, but not limited to, technical resources, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), vendor representatives, and Business Analysts to achieve the stated goals of assigned projects.
  • Ensure the successful completion of assigned projects including all project related deliverables found within PMM including, but not limited too Identify, request, coordinate, and manage project resources.
    • Create, manage, and monitor Project resource assignments.
    • Perform periodic project-level quality reviews:
      • Ensure project schedules, risks, and issues are being maintained.
      • Ensure resource assignments are clear, well understood, and up-to-date.
      • Coordinate dependencies, critical path items, and resource allocations across projects.
      • Ensure project budgets, including ETC’s are managed and reported.
      • Ensure project, schedule, risks & issues, resource, vendor, etc. conflicts are addressed and/or escalated to key stakeholders.
    • Engineering team’s liaison to coordinate with the Infrastructure, Applications, Data, Business End-User teams, as well as other IT groups, for communication efforts as well as project execution efforts.
    • Determine the technical direction for the application solutions.
    • Lead and coordinate the design, development, implementation support and optimization of desktop, web-based, and mobile real-time application systems to support critical business functions. 
    • Use object-oriented techniques and software engineering best practices including design review, code review, unit-testing, and re-factoring.
  • Mentor and provide technical leadership in collaborative design, implementation and testing of multi-tier software applications, web services, and database systems.

Required Skills:

  • Successful technical leadership on multiple software development projects – on-time and on-budget.
  • Effective management of project issues and risks.Minimum of four (4) years Project Execution experience completing medium-sized and moderately complex projects in a complex environment.
  • Has working knowledge of PMI process groups: Initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing.
  • 4+ years of experience architecting & developing business critical and/or-web based eCommerce applications using .NET, SQL Server, Open Source, and/or Java/J2EE Frameworks.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in engineering complex systems integration environments involving large volumes of data.
  • Extensive experience in all layers of system architecture (front end, web, middle tier and database), and in data and systems integration between different platforms.Adept at dealing with performance issues at different layers of complex applications.
  • Experience in object-oriented analysis & design, with advanced understanding of enterprise design patterns, frameworks, and service-oriented architecture.
  • Expertise creating detailed application design using UML, Process Flows, Sequence Diagrams, and pseudo-code level details.
  • Must have hands-on development experience in the past (previously a developer).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience in leading high performance, results-oriented teams with a sense of urgency and a commitment to quality.
  • Decisiveness: Makes timely and effective decisions.
  • Sends the right messages and information to appropriate audiences verbally and in writing; keeps people informed; adapts communication style to the needs of the audience in order to articulate the rationale and value of a position and ensure understanding.
  • Actively gathers appropriate level of participation and input to decision-making, and fosters same within team. Persuades others to see/recognize new perspectives to reach best outcomes by utilizing buy-in, persuasion and relationship building.
  • Assembles and effectively leads direct reports and/or partnership teams. Exceptional facilitator of teamwork and decision-making in virtual and in-person settings.
  • A strong mentor who pays personal attention to the growth and development of others, provides constructive feedback, and creates development opportunities.

Preferred Experience:

  • Consulting experience is a strongly desired.

Required Education:

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant area (e.g. IT, Computer Science, Finance, Healthcare) is required.

ODS offers a competitive compensation package including a 401(k) savings plan, medical/dental/life insurance coverage, flexible spending and dependent care plan, paid sick, vacation, holidays, and profit-sharing benefits.


This is an ideal role for a 1st or 2nd year Manager who has led complex software development projects for Big 4 or SI consulting firms, particularly if family or quality of life priorities cry for shifting onto a corporate IT career track. ODS projects are unique and fascinating, leverage digital technologies and will allow you an opportunity to grow and shape your resources into an efficient, cohesive, high performing team.

As a company, ODS transforms highly complex data into rich, customer-centric communications, and it is doing extraordinarily well in this market segment. Companies in healthcare, financial, and other major industries rely on ODS for high-volume, high-mix communications that are accurate, timely, and secure. ODS’s customer-centric applications and services include electronic document delivery, web applications, high-speed digital printing (color and black & white), automated composition, offset printing, warehousing, and fulfillment services. ODS is a solution-based company that offers customers forward thinking solutions to design, create, print, and distribute their client communications. Collectively, ODS’s team of industry experts has over 200 years’ worth of experience and expertise in publishing services and enjoy a global reputation for excellence and innovation. Their broad knowledge base enables it to build and manage innovative solutions for a diverse customer base. They infuse each project with experience and technology tailored to meet client requirements.

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