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Engineering Manager Job

Job Number: 2018-6840

Address: 2002 Papa John's Blvd

Location: Louisville, KY

Date Posted: 8-10-2018



The Engineering Manager will provide strategic, organizational, and technical leadership for Papa John's digital products, enabling Papa John's to lead the industry in exploring, creating, and supporting highest-quality, "customer first" experiences in various digital channels. This role oversees a team accountable for the conception, design, development, testing, implementation, and support of various business-critical services and applications, many of which directly impact our customers. We have a team culture that encourages innovation and expect developers and management alike to take a high level of ownership for the product vision, technical architecture and project delivery.

The successful candidate is expected to be a self-starter, hands-on technical manager who understands and sets a high bar for all parts of the software development and deployment lifecycle including: design, development, documentation, testing and operations. You must love leading projects with the highest visibility. Additionally, you must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment. We're looking for people who are smart, can get things done and know how to inspire your team to achieve results. You have a track record of building and leading strong teams of talented engineers and you enjoy working with smart people. You will own your services and be able to make tough product decisions that balance competing priorities.

  • Act as an entrepreneur, taking ownership of your services and maximizing the value you provide to your customers.
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects. Estimate, plan, and slice projects to deliver frequent value to production.
  • Oversee day-to-day activities of engineering team using Agile/Scrum methodology.
  • Hire, mentor, and grow the engineering team.
  • Work with engineers to architect and develop simple solutions to complex problems.
  • Lead your team to operational excellence of your services.
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management.
  • Drive cross-team solutions that have complex dependencies and requirements


  • Core competency in Java programming
  • Proven results oriented person with a delivery focus – especially in the areas of writing high-performance, reliable and maintainable code
  • Significant experience in building and managing high-volume, high-availability, multi-site, internet-facing applications for Fortune 500 organizations
  • Strong experience ensuring availability and stability in a 24x7 environment in support of growing scale and complexity.
  • Proven ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to executives and non-technical leaders
  • Demonstrated track record in attracting talent and building high performing engineering teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience. Master's degree in computer science is preferred
  • 5-8+ years of development experience
  • 5+ years of experience managing Software Engineers in an agile and fast moving environments


Exciting things are happening at Papa John's corporate restaurants. Work where the best ingredient is YOU!

Great things are happening at Papa John's! If you are looking for a fulfilling career with an international company, flavored with challenging work, mixed with professional development opportunities, a competitive salary and a collaborative team environment, then look no further! Papa John's seeks people who share our philosophy for success, are looking for quality business practices and meaningful work. All these combine to produce not only the best pizza, but also the best team members!

Papa John's has over 5,000 locations in 44 countries and territories around the world. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. Driven to be the best. Better Ingredients. Better People. ®

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. § 101(a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by statute or local law.

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