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Rocket Labs is our internal accelerator where we leverage the art of what?s possible to imagine experiences and identify and unlock new opportunities for the organization. The Rocket Labs team thrives in ambiguity to create concepts and experiments that make ideas tangible. We are obsessed with finding a better way to collaborate and co-create with people across and outside the family of companies to re-imagine our industry and ecosystem to test and learn from.?

Minimum Qualifications
  • 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
  • Knowledge of different software delivery roles and the responsibilities of each, such as Software Engineers, Architects, Leadership and Product roles
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in computer science, information technology, or a related field
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with JavaScript and affiliated frameworks (Angular, Vue, React, etc.)
  • Experience as a lead engineer on multiple projects
  • Experience with cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.)
  • Experience working directly with product, design and business partners to determine technical solutions
  • Experience working on teams that meet organizational engineering and architecture standards
  • Experience coordinating tech incident resolutions
  • Demonstrated ability to meet delivery goals with shifting timelines, staffing, and dependencies
  • Knowledge of people leadership practices, such as change management, recruiting, hiring, performance management, corrective action, and compensation administration
Job SummaryThe Engineering Team Leader 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 AreRocket 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 202 1, as well as ranking #1 for Fortune's Best Large Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance List in 2021.

DisclaimerThis 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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