Software Engineer-Sr Mgr- Lenexa, Kansas in Lenexa, KS at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/1/2020

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Software Engineer-Sr Mgr- Lenexa, Kansas - M-F

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

Basic Purpose:

The Sr Manager of Software Engineering oversees a team of developers who design, develop and maintain the operation of web applications with a specific emphasis on usability, performance and scalability.  The manager ensures the application development and implementation is of a consistently high standard, follows the SDLC framework, architectural design, and meets requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delegates tasks to, organizes, mentors and motivates a team of software developers

  • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement in all areas of technology and instills the principles of this culture in a team of 2-8 skilled developers

  • Works together with senior software developers to plan and execute projects

  • Follows, and assures team adherence to SDLC framework

  • Review of the product architectural design, requirements specifications, and test specifications

  • Determine and/or approve estimates for development tasks

  • Design, develop, debug and deploy software within the scheduled timeframe

  • Technical assessment of the impact of any changes to product requirements

  • Provision of day-to-day technical guidance to other members of the project team

  • Alert the Development Lead and Project Manager to any issues that may cause variance to the project schedule and require remedial action to be taken

  • Highlight, review and mitigate technical risks

  • Provide the project team with support and guidance on project specific processes, procedures, tools, and techniques

  • Contribute to the continued improvement of the organization’s development procedures by looking for opportunities for improvement and implementing solutions

  • Resolution of technical issues in conjunction with team members

  • Technical point of contact with Test and Documentation, responsible for delivery of required technical information

  • Ensure that designs, code, and unit tests are consistent, robust, and scalable

  • Identification of technology training requirements

  • Work with Director of Applications Development in the development and administration of the departmental budget

  • Steward of process improvement initiatives

  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s polices and applicable laws

  • Responsible for interviewing potential candidates, hiring, training, oversight of daily activities and performance appraisals of his/her employees

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Education Preferred:

  • BS/A in computer science or related field or equivalent experience

  • Formal Project Management training

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5-8 years of programmer or analyst experience including at least 1-2 years of project management or direct management related activities 

  • Desirable: Experience working within the medical laboratory industry

  • Desirable: Experience with Six Sigma and/or CMMi principles and processes

  • Desirable: Prior supervisory experience

Physical and Mental:

  • Ability to multi-task, Analytical skills, Ability to follow verbal or written instructions, Thinking analytically, Communication, Using effective verbal communication, Using effective written communication, Handling stress & emotions, Concentrating on tasks, Making decisions, Adjusting to change, Examining/observing details, Sitting for long periods at a time.


  • Knowledge and understanding of current web development platforms and methodologies

  • Knowledge and understanding of internet operations and functionality, and of a wide range of internet programming and design tools

  • Knowledge of Intersystems Cache and Ensemble, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, UNIX/Linux, web page creation, and web site maintenance.

  • Knowledge of the Internet, ftp, telnet and the ability to develop website documents

  • Knowledge of system development techniques, hardware, data communications, problem analysis and troubleshooting

  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and decision making ability

  • Ability to effectively manage time and schedules

  • Strategic planning skills

  • Ability to evaluate new and evolving website technologies

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • In-depth technical knowledge related to software development and information systems management

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