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Citrix Systems Inc. Software Development Manager in United States

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our technology revolves around this core philosophy. We are relentlessly committed to helping people work and play from anywhere, on any device. Innovation, creativity and a passion for ever-improving performance drive our company and our people forward. We empower the original mobile device: YOU!

Location:Fort LauderdaleRequisition:R23999 Software Development Manager (Open)Job Posting Title:Software Development Manager

What we're looking for:

The Manager 2, Product Development is responsible for meeting strategic product or functional group goals by providing leadership, resources and support for an engineering team of individual contributors and leads to deliver value to internal and external customers. The role is responsible for providing definition, direction, and technical and project leadership to all members of assigned development team; applies a good understanding of customer requirements (deployment or support escalation) and use cases in the field to identify technical opportunities and recommend programs to management in such areas as product development, efficiency improvement, quality improvement, cost reduction, and reliability and performance improvements; and executes and manages in accordance with strategic plans for building organizational capability, capacity and agility.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Applies understanding of industry trends and business implications in making Engineering decisions; drives consensus around the technical vision, design and technical specifications, and master schedule and project plan

  • Assists in developing plans for building organizational capability, capacity and agility; executes to defined annual goals, engineering and business initiatives

  • Manages team and leads product design and development activities that meet or exceed defined customer requirements; identifies and resolves technical issues at a high‐level and helps team assess design requirements and how to execute

  • Encourages individual and team efforts to innovate around product design and develop

  • Communicates the technical vision and leads assigned team through the development process, leveraging development resources from multiple locations, including global development centers

  • Recognizes design or development deficiencies and implements effective solutions

  • Communicates the value of and enforces sound engineering design process and quality practices, software estimation, coding standards, technical documentation standards, QA processes, build, and configuration management; manages compliance to standard policies and procedures

  • Develops and maintains detailed software engineering and development plans and resource allocation

  • Monitors and supervises day‐to‐day activities of the team including technical design, work breakdown, code reviews, unit testing, launch plans and overall ownership of schedule, quality and budget; ensures technical teams are contributing to our code library

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Participates in and supports a culture where employees are highly motivated, energetic, excited and enthusiastic working for the company

  • Manages to established measurement, reward/recognition and compensation plans within approved budget guidelines

  • Recommends the need for and participates in the definition of new job roles/descriptions in the group

  • Supervises individual contributors in accordance with company policies and procedures

  • Conducts interviews, hires new individual contributors, and provides employee orientation/assimilation training

  • Coaches and provides career development advice to staff

  • Manages the development of direct reports by assigning, where possible, project tasks that are in line with each employee's career interests

  • Identifies and fulfills formal and informal training needs to meet the skills and experience requirements of the team and supports business goals

  • Works with employees to create performance and development goals that align with the department goals and conducts employee performance reviews

  • Addresses performance issues and provides ongoing and corrective feedback in a timely and constructive manner

  • Manages staff scheduling to meet business goals including work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, back‐up for absent employees, and shift rotations

  • Assists staff in resolving complex or out‐of‐policy operation problems

  • Mitigates team conflict and communication problems through coaching and conflict resolution practices

  • Provides input to senior management regarding appropriate staffing levels needed to meet departmental goals

  • Adheres to Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Program principles

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field is preferred, with a minimum of 8 years of directly related work experience; minimum of 6 years of work experience is required for individuals holding an Master’s or higher degree in one of these fields; equivalent experience may be substituted for formal education

  • 2+ years of experience managing a technical team

  • Experience in recruiting, developing, and managing a high performance software development team

  • Experience in managing the development and delivery of software products on‐time and within budget

  • Demonstrated technical skills and knowledge and experience helping others to deliver products utilizing advanced programming environments and concepts

  • Experience in software development, maintenance and project management of complex software systems; experience in Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, XP, Lean) desired

  • Demonstrated knowledge of formal technology architecture and design process, and ability to pragmatically lead these efforts within a software engineering team

  • Experience with task prioritization and delegation


  • Communication: Ensures that communications channels are open and that information and ideas are flowing in all appropriate directions; listens, asks for and uses input; shares information appropriately and openly; is accessible and receptive to both good and bad news

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for keeping commitments and delivering the best possible performance; attention to detail; gets involved and leads others through resolution; assumes responsibility and follows up personally

  • Teamwork: Works in concert with others toward shared goals, exhibits cooperativeness; participates in and supports effective conflict resolution; collaborates cross functionally; builds and leads teams effectively; puts needs of organization over personal needs

  • Excellence Orientation: Strives to be the best that one can be and maximizes one's own potential in helping Citrix succeed; exhibits resilience; persistence, tenacity and a continuous improvement mindset; is goal oriented with very high standards for quality of work; strong results orientation; helps others keep things on track

  • Authenticity: Shows a genuine, accessible and caring side that builds trust, mutual support and credibility; listens, exhibits humility and gauges approachability of others; maintains composure; is able to be respectful and straightforward with others; develops trusting relationships; highly ethical with commitment to deeply held values; takes full responsibility for self

  • Innovation: Participates in and supports an environment that is conducive to innovation and new ways of doing things; exhibits curiosity and open mindedness, suggests new ideas in response to and in anticipation of business needs

  • Strategic Thinking: Makes decisions based on complete information, facts, reasonable judgment, analytical and deductive reasoning; identifies key issues and understands their impact in their current span of control

  • Relays the Vision: Models behavior consistent with Senior Management's vision to show others how they can best help the organization to get there; exhibits clarity and focus; uses persuasion and influence to connect others

  • Builds Talent: Attracts, develops and retains talented people who are most capable of driving Citrix 's success; accurately assesses and coaches promising individuals; gives honest feedback; acts as a mentor and empowers others

  • Inspires Others: Demonstrates pride, enthusiasm and passion, which are motivating to others; celebrates success and gives credit to others; exhibits optimism and vigor

What you’re looking for:

Our technology is built on the idea that everyone should be able to work from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. It’s a simple philosophy that guides everything we do — including how we work. If you’re an engineer, we’ll give you plenty of ways to test your skills on cutting edge technology. We want employees to do what they do best, every day.

Be bold. Take risks. Imagine a better way to work. If this sounds like you then we’d love to talk.

Functional Area:Software Development

About us:

Citrix is a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles. We create a continuum between work and life by allowing people to work whenever, wherever, and however they choose. Flexibility and collaboration is what we’re all about. The Perks: We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. You’ll enjoy our workstyle within an incredible culture. We’ll give you all the tools you need to succeed so you can grow and develop with us.

Citrix Systems, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, genetic carrier status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, protected veteran status and other protected classifications.

Citrix uses applicant information consistent with the Citrix Recruitment Policy Notice at

Citrix welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the job application process, please contact us at (877) 924-8749 or email us at for assistance.

If this is an evergreen requisition, by applying you are giving Citrix consent to be considered for future openings of other roles of similar qualifications.

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. We help customers reimagine the future of work by providing the most comprehensive secure digital workspace that unifies the apps, data and services people need to be productive, and simplifies IT’s ability to adopt and manage complex cloud environments. With 2017 annual revenue of $2.82 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations including 99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500.