Manager, Software Development

Req ID:  33845
Travel:  None

Chennai, TN, IN, 600089

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 10 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education/experience not considered



Your role in helping us shape the future:

You are a passionate Engineering Manager who will manage a team within a high-tech product company, that is designing and developing our embedded and server software for aviation telecommunication products and services. You are looking forward to being part of the team and building a globally deployed platform for customers using best-in-class software technologies.


Are you up to the challenge?

This is a hands-on role and you will be involved in architecture, design, development, testing and team management. You will apply sound judgment in planning and executing work in sprints, meeting deadlines, and communicating with the highest standards of professionalism. You will partner with teams to increase speed of deployment, reliability, and availability of applications consumed internally by development and operations teams. With your background in development and passion for automation you are excited to assume responsibility for the team of Software Development Engineers planning and designing software and web applications. You will oversee the developing and administering performance standards for the business unit. You will provide subject matter guidance to the team (of exempt and non-exempt employees) as required.


Can you drive these processes?

  • Lead product development from design to delivery, including new programs, enhancements, and modifications; collaborate with Quality Assurance team on testing
  • Own development and delivery of engineering deliverables in a fast-iterative Continuous Integration and deployment environment
  • Work closely with engineers to develop systems with the right design and architecture
  • Hire, mentor, manage and develop engineers to create high performing teams
  • Collaborate with product management and stakeholders to understand their roadmaps and identify critical technical capabilities that need development
  • Oversee planning and designing of software and web applications, including new programs, enhancements, and modifications
  • Develop and maintain a roadmap of initiatives that meets the business’s needs
  • Own engineering practices and drive performance management of your team
  • Ensure teams execute and adhere to technical design reviews, code inspections, and test reviews
  • Perform administrative functions such as writing and reviewing reports, providing metrics, approving expenditures, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services


You should definitely have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline
  • 10 - 15 years  experience in developing innovative enterprise products and solutions, with at least 3 - 5 years in a Managerial role
  • Strong technical background in:
    • Linux/Unix
    • IP networking & routing protocols
    • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
    • Satellite/avionics/flight systems
  • Experience writing software requirements, software architecture and designing algorithms.
  • Experience in managing both offshore and possibly onsite teams
  • Experience in hiring developers, conducting performance reviews, developing technical and project proposals
  • Must have a strong Project management and/or project lead experience
  • Able to take ownership of problems and see them through to resolution
  • Experience with Agile/Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) work environments


It would be nice if you had:

  • Application software development using Java or other web-centric technologies.
  • Virtualization and containerization (VirtualBox, Docker, KVM) experience
  • Microservice architecture and event-driven system design experience
  • Familiarity with FAA, RTCA & ARINC standards and regulations a plus


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

•           We emphasize personal and professional growth

•           Awesome benefits including Leave Benefits, medical and training

•           Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture


About Us:

Gogo Commercial Aviation, an Intelsat company is the inflight internet company, recently acquired by Intelsat, the world’s largest satellite network operator. Our offerings bring worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services that make internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared to join a performance-obsessed team that is passionate about bringing the internet to every device, every flight, everywhere.


Other Job Info:

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.


  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.