Software Engineering Manager

$ 100k USD/year  $ 50 USD/hour   40h/week   Remote Position   Long-term

Are you an elite Software Engineering Manager eager to gain unprecedented visibility to the top technology companies throughout the globe? Are you eager to employ your technical and managerial skills to oversee cutting-edge software in an high-intensity, metrics-driven environment? Do you want to earn $100,000 USD per year while working from virtually anywhere on the planet? If so, then this role is for you.

Why Crossover?
Crossover recruits and builds world class high performing teams to power the fastest growing portfolio of software products in the world. No other company provides the training and the opportunities to test yourself on the depth and diversity of projects that we do. All roles are location independent so you are guaranteed to work with the best in the world. Challenge yourself. Be part of the change.

The Software Engineering Manager will serve as a key member of the global executive team for Aurea, or one of its affiliated sister companies, and will be responsible for quarterly high-quality product delivery.

As part of the leadership team, you will be expected to run an engineering organization using revolutionary and radically differentiated processes. With a focus on high-performing globally distributed teams, productivity, factory-like processes, and generating quantifiable business impact, you will be expected to drive higher levels of value and productivity than most companies would ever expect to achieve.

You must build, develop and engage a team of engineers from a global talent pool and lead them to effectively and efficiently solve challenging software problems. You must continually assess and maintain the quality of your talent base.

You will be required to leverage your personal technical depth as a former developer and architect to set a new personal standard for software engineering excellence.


To be considered for this position you are required to take part in a mandatory training series and tests included in our 4-week Bootcamp program.

After grading your tests, you will be eligible to take the Bootcamp which is usually held within a week of obtaining your test results. You will be paid the full-time rate for 40 hours per week for four weeks.

Once the Bootcamp tests are complete, we will be able to evaluate you for the position correctly. Bootcamp is a very tough training program, and only an average of 50% of attendees can finish it. Taking the Bootcamp doesn’t guarantee that you will be hired, but it is a requirement as part of the hiring process.

Drive rigorous, and regular product releases across multiple, complex software products

Establish world-class standards and technical operations to deliver consistent, high-quality products across dispersed, global teams

Implement engineering management strategies to achieve world-class productivity and cost efficiency

Engage with customers and product managers to ensure that product delivery obsessively aligns with customer value creation

Transform existing teams of engineers and architects and development managers into a highly effective engineering function, including upgrading and reorganizing our talent as required

Engage and align top talent through strong recruitment, mentoring, hands-on architectural leadership and career management

Lead product technical due diligence and engineering talent assessment for 2-4 acquired or to-be-acquired companies each year

Transform acquired engineering teams into an effective and efficient global model to increase quality and reduce cost over pre-acquisition benchmarks


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (MS or Ph.D. preferred) is absolutely mandatory

10+ years of engineering experience leading multiple teams across multiple products and technologies — this is a global leadership role for a seasoned software development leader, not a first executive role for a great software development manager

Proven managerial skills with at least 3 years of experience managing teams of at least 10 heads

At least 5 years of experience working in Cloud, Agile, CI/CD, DevOps environments. We live in the Cloud

Experience in Software Engineering focused instead of product management

Proven experience in building high-performance teams and scalable best engineering practices

Hands-on experience in Java / C++ / C#(.Net) / Python / PHP / Ruby on Rails architecture and programming and some front-end Javascript framework in a development-intensive individual contributor role

Excellent understanding of current enterprise software technologies and development practices/tools, including virtualization, source control, build and test automation, code quality automation technologies

Experience with high-end enterprise systems deployed in environments of Global 100 corporation complexity

Proficiency in Test Automation, AWS and TDD is desired but not mandatory

Demonstrated success as a problem solver, result-oriented, self-starter

Comfortable “working virtually” with teammates and customers around the world - we do a lot of Skype and video conferencing

Good proficiency in the English language


Job Title Software Engineering Manager (SEM) VP of Software Engineering SVP of Software Engineering & Operations EVP of Software Engineering & Operations
Compensation $50/hr (~$100k/yr) $100/hr (~$200k/yr) $200/hr (~$400k/yr) $400/hr (~$800k/yr)
Role Management Scope Manage team of 5-15 Engineers, Architects, Chief Architects Manager of 5-15 Software Engineering Managers (SEMs) Manager of 5-15 VPs in Software Engineering and Operations Manager of 5-15 SVPs in Software Engineering and Operations
Total Organizational Size 5-15 Headcount 50 - 150 Headcount 250 - 1500 Headcount 2500+ Headcount
Job Title
(at typical previous job)
Software Development Manager
Release Manager
QA Process Manager
VP of R&D / Software of Engineering
Director of Software Engineering/Development
SVP of Engineering
Head of R&D
Engineering focused COO
C Level Engineering
Executive Head of R&D
A good fit for... 10+ years in Engineering, started career as developer

Broad knowledge of software development methodologies (Waterfall, RUP, Scrum, Lean, 6-sigma)

Hands on experience with required engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Gets things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting
15+ years in Engineering, started career as developer, and then as a software engineering manager. 20 + years in Engineering, started career as developer, significant line management and operational experience. 20+ years in Engineering, started career as a developer, significant line management and operational experience
Core Deliverables Responsible for a set of products and their weekly release OR responsible for a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization Responsible for a business unit in the group and their products as well as responsibility for central Engineering teams delivering value to all products across the organization Hire and Grow VPs Ongoing Operational Delivery across companies in the group Hire and Grow SVPs Ongoing Operational Delivery across companies in the group Manage high level acquisition process of companies
Budget Responsibilities ~$1M/yr ~$10M/yr ~$100M/yr Over $100M/yr
Communication Requirements Fluent English Fluent English Fluent English, Executive and Customer presentation presence Fluent English, Executive and Customer presentation presence
Architect-level Technical Experience YES YES YES YES
Management experience YES YES YES YES
Interviews, Trains, and Coaches resources. Reviews work and makes decisions simpler and more clear. YES YES YES YES
Primarily focused on engineering management and delivery YES YES YES YES



Learn and Use Disruptive Technologies

Crossover is your chance to learn cutting-edge new technologies in AI, Machine Learning, Big Data analysis, NLP, Cloud services and more, including how and when to use them.

Experience the Scale and Intensity

Crossover gives you unprecedented visibility to the top technology companies throughout the globe and an opportunity to work on multi-million dollar revenue products processing millions of transactions using revolutionary and radically differentiated processes in a high-intensity environment.

Continual Improvement

With our culture of setting SMART goals, you will receive candid feedback weekly instead of waiting for quarterly or annual reviews. This will help you take timely corrective action for your overall learning and development.


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