Logitech: Senior Manager, Software Manager

Logitech is still looking for what they’ve redundantly labeled Senior Manager, Software Manager (also Higher Bracket, if you have a subscription):

Logitech Harmony is seeking the best and most passionate senior team members. He/She will be responsible for building a high performance, agile team of software engineers. This senior role is a member of the Customer and Platform Services group building leading edge internet-based customer services for the Logitech Harmony Remote product lines. He/She thrives in a high energy entrepreneurial environment, lead-edge technologies, and complex multi-disciplinary projects.

Requirements:
– Proven past history of building excellent, agile teams of software engineers.
– Excels at building cross disciplinary teams.
– Strong project management knowledge and experience.
– Experience building Agile/Scrum/XP teams.
– Experience leading Agile/Scrum/XP adoption into an organization.
– Strong thought leadership and technology experience building solutions using:
o .NET 3.0+ (including WCF, WF, WPF).
o Silverlight.
o Highly scalable, secure, and maintainable web applications, business services, and data services.
– Keen business acumen.
– Extreme about execution, teams, and the customer.

The Good
Agile methods.  Build your team.  Work on media-centric consumer devices, likely to be a strong growth area but with an established market leader.  Introduce Agile to a well-known organization.  The salary might go as high as $150k.  Wait, why haven’t I applied?

The Bad
Oh yeah, I remember.  It’s .NET.  It’s in mississauga at Eglinton/427.  The compensation details are not in all of the listings, and may be subject to interpretation.   It’d be nice to know a little more about the work and the genesis of this initiative.

YMMV
If you’ve got .NET experience, your mileage may well vary from mine.  If you’re highway commuting, and/or living in Brampton or Mississauga, this location may not seem completely unfortunate.   If your mileage does vary, then … 

Questions to Ask
Is there already a team?  What process are they used to?  What processes is the company used to?  Is this greenfield development, or does it replace existing systems, built in what technology?  Why the new technologies, team and process?  What are the success metrics and timetables?  Can Logitech move downtown?

In Summary
The opportunity to be well-paid to build the agile team of your choosing to work on consumer devices in new technology seems pretty rare, as long as you can live with the location and the technology.  Still, seems like a sweet deal for the right person.

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2 Responses to Logitech: Senior Manager, Software Manager

  1. Moi says:

    I decided to take them up on the offer. I will report back how it goes if that is interesting.

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