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Senior Manager - Digital Engineering

Gurgaon, India

Job Type

Full Time

Indicative Compensation


Remote working allowed


About the Role

The Senior Manager - Digital Engineering, will manage the full stack engineering team with responsibility for working with the leadership team to facilitate the strategic digital roadmap and its execution. This position will be leading a team of Software Engineers and Architects in delivery roles that support the needs of customer facing requirements across channels.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a deep understanding and hands on experience in software development and architecting / building highly scalable digital systems. You will be expected to improve team agility through coaching and implementing best practices for development, automated testing, automated deployment, etc. Need to have an attitude that embraces Agile practices and automation. You will need enough technical depth to conduct code reviews and defend your opinions about software development practices. We are not looking for a hands-off manager.

The successful candidate will have a background in developing customer facing experiences, strong technical ability, excellent project management and organizational skills, great communication skills to be able to influence decision making at the C-Suite, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

The candidate will work together with the product owners and SME’s to plan and execute projects, ensure that teams have appropriate requirements, direction, and resources to deliver effectively. Be responsible for overall soundness of designs by pulling ideas from the team and mediating architecture decisions.

You will help software engineers resolve both technical problems as well as human resources issues. Provide guidance & coaching to motivate, and lead team members (direct reports) to their optimum performance levels and career development.


Primary Responsibilities:

Lead global teams of full stack, and backend software engineers focused on customer facing requirements
Collaborate with the architecture, business, UX, infrastructure & operations teams to contribute to development of global systems
Ensure extensibility, supportability, performance & scalability of the what we build platform
Direct and participate in cross-functional delivery of large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external teams
Plan and manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost and quality
Validate financial forecasts and provide ongoing reconciliation of resources and project costs
Oversee software development efforts, engaging in code review and architectural choices as necessary
Manage, coach, and develop the analytical and technical skills of team members
Lead others to work effectively in a strong customer service/team oriented environment

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

12+ years of working directly within tech development of full stack engineering applications
3+ years of Managing teams of software engineers
Exceptional technical and non-technical presentation and communication skills
Demonstrates an ability to identify ways to improve productivity, team morale, and quality
Proven ability to lead a team of highly technical software engineering staff and earn trust of team members and stakeholders
Experience of working with both inhouse and external software vendors
Proven knowledge of application development lifecycle and project management discipline
Significant technical experience as a software developer, ideally with Object Orientated code languages such as C#.
Professional proficiency in data models, development governance and quality assurance
Capabilities of true DevOps using CI/CD and cloud technologies expected

About the Company

Apollo Tyres Ltd is an international tyre manufacturer and the leading tyre brand in India. It is built around the core principles of creating stakeholder value through reliability in its products and dependability in its relationships.

The company has a total of six manufacturing units -- 4 in India and 1 each in the Netherlands and Hungary. India’s fifth and 7th globally, is coming up in Andhra Pradesh.

The company markets its products under its two global brands – Apollo and Vredestein, and its products are available in over 100 countries through a vast network of branded, exclusive and multi-product outlets. The product portfolio of the company includes the entire range of passenger car, SUV, MUV, light truck, truck-bus, two-wheeler, agriculture, industrial, specialty, bicycle and off-the-road tyres, and retreading material and tyres.

Headquartered in Gurgaon, India, the company has a turnover of US$ 2.3 billion and ranks among the global top 20 tyre makers. Apollo Tyres has been recognized as the ‘Best Company To Work For’ both in Asia and Europe in the recent past, and has won several accolades for its HIV-AIDS awareness and prevention initiative for the trucking and allied communities, and for its Waste Management initiatives in the community.

Acquired entities: In November 2015, Apollo Tyres acquired Reifencom GmbH, one of the largest tyre distributors in Germany, with both online and offline presence. In May 2009, the company acquired Apollo Vredestein BV(originally Vredestein Banden BV) in the Netherlands, producer of niche high end passenger car and specialty tyres, and with an extensive distribution network across Europe.

Apollo Tyres is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contextual description

"5" being most important and "1" being least important

1. Values


Following Our Passion


We champion ideas that inspire us to think big, be brave and challenge the ordinary

One Family


We create an inclusive culture that brings our people, partners and community together

Taking Responsibility


We are committed to building a responsible and sustainable business that benefits society

2. Skills


Team management experience


Leading the development of enterprise full stack engineering and software team management. Working with both inhouse and external software teams.
Managing teams that comprise of many technical skillsets, which will be geographically dispersed.

Digital platforms


Experience in extensibility, supportability, performance & scalability of digital platforms. E-Commerce and client facing platforms are potential areas for this role so experience here would be positive.

Software development


Software development experience, engaging in architectural choices in stitching together the build, buy and partner model for Apollo. Significant technical experience, including hands on technical skills. This is leadership role which will continue to expect someone to roll up their sleeves when needed to get directly involved.

Development approaches


Solid knowledge of application development lifecycle (SDLC) and project management discipline. Clearly able to demonstrate real world Development governance proficiency.



Automotive experience - experience in leading large scale digital transformation in the Automotive / Tyre industry would be a positive but is not critical. Exposure to any type of large scale Manufacturing would be good but is not essential.

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3. Demographics

Equal opportunity employer


Race & Ethnicity



Differently abled






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