Senior Manager, Engineering

Work closely with and support Director(s) of Engineering to drive the end to end software development cycle. As a representative of the Nuix Engineering management team, the role includes responsibility for all team management including (but not limited to) capacity planning and estimation within software releases and people management tasks executed in conjunction with direct reports.

Participates in architectural and technical conversations relating to Nuix product development ensuring sound development design, process and quality practices are followed across the board. Ensures that all software delivered by Nuix is of the highest quality and suitably scaled to meet to the continued demands of the Nuix business and ultimately and customers. Additionally, maintains that all known best practices regarding “software development, including but not limited to security and vulnerability and intrusion” practices are instilled within the team and up-to-date information on this subject is reviewed on a regular basis.

The professional growth that will be developed from success in this position will be:

  • Experiences in leading and delivering software on a global scale both from the inception of new and incremental changes to existing.
  • Activities will include the selection of talent and planning/allocating resources across multiple geographies and functions.

Key Responsibilities:

Please note that these duties and responsibilities are a guideline and by no means comprehensive. Additional tasks may be added from time to time at the discretion of your Manager / Director.

  • Provide leadership to the software development team(s).
  • Provides strategic thinking and leadership related to a wide range of applications and systems, or software development methodologies.
  • Help set the vision for an environment of ingenuity and creativity and act as a role model for others by challenging the status quo to encourage innovation.
  • Work closely with the Nuix Product Management team members to help shape and size product enhancements. This includes in-depth development analysis of other areas which can influence the environment (e.g. infrastructure-related equipment, systems processes, support management etc.).
  • Provide accurate updates to Nuix Executive Management on the status of high visibility initiatives.
  • Provide input towards the Nuix Software Architecture and help drive the overall successful evolution of Nuix Software to better meet our customers’ needs.
  • Manage the team’s software solutions and delivery per agreed timelines.
  • Actively monitor technology trends such as emerging processes, standards for new technology that may create opportunities for Nuix.
  • Engage in hands-on, in-depth analysis, review and design of Nuix software, including technical review and analysis gathering.
  • Provide employee development, coaching mentorship and team building.
  • Drive hiring, corrective action and terminations (with Nuix Executive management and P&C involvement) for the team.

Qualifications & Experiences:

  • IT experience with successful track record and demonstrated thought-leadership and cross functional influence and partnership.
  • Familiar with cutting edge industry trends and thorough understanding of development methodologies and standards.
  • Software Engineering team management which may include the management of multi engineering teams as required.

Skills & Characteristics:

Management and Leadership

  • Develop a compelling software engineering focused vision for the team.
  • Ensure that the team is clear on goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that the right tasks are assigned to the right people.
  • Develop career and training plans including cross-skilling as required by Nuix Executive management.
  • Identify areas for employee improvement.
  • Conduct regular one-on-one meetings with staff, and drive associated performance review tasks.
  • Conduct software development meetings.
  • Drive and manage software engineering release schedules in conjunction with the Nuix Product Organisation.
  • Report on schedule and product progress as required.

Nuix Product

  • Assist the executive and product management teams in the development of product requirements which may involve customer and vendor visits.
  • Assist in translating Nuix product requirements into development specifications.
  • Seek opportunities for innovation within day to day activities.
  • Drive development decision making based on sound business requirements and identify poor requirements where visible.
  • Identify sources of technology and data that can reduce development cost – such as licensing externally developed software.


  • Possess Architecture and Design skills.
  • Assist in the development of engineering processes including coding standards, technical documentation standards, QA processes, build, and configuration management. Ensure that such practices and other official Nuix Engineering processes are followed.
  • Manage technical relationships with component suppliers as required.
  • Identify opportunities to file patent applications.
  • Provide leadership in Software Estimation practices to ensure estimates are accurate and delivery is predictable.
  • Strong agile development/scrum background.

Personal Profile

  • Employee empowerment and accountability
  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to recruit, motivate and lead a team
  • Thoughtful risk-taking
  • Sense of urgency
  • Strong product development and engineering skills
  • Self-driven
  • Accountable
  • Meticulous/thorough
  • Expert problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to demonstrate excitement about and connection to the Nuix mission and values

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