Datalogics, Inc. is a dynamic, fast-paced, growing software company based in Chicago, IL.  As an Adobe® Portfolio Company we are a leading source for Adobe PDF technologies and digital publishing solutions.  With over 50 years in the industry, we support hundreds of customers worldwide who are using our technology in diverse applications, including Fortune 500 companies.  We are dedicated to our people, believe employees are our most important investment, and we are looking for an experienced Software Engineering Manager to join us.

As Software Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for delivering quality software on schedule while adroitly handling the unexpected.  You will be expected to have some technical involvement and to make occasional individual contributions, but this role is not a programming role.  This role is a blend of project planner, obstacle remover, mentor, and cheerleader.  You are someone who prides yourself on being a growth enabler who helps everyone around you do better.  Datalogics will ask you to do great things and we'll give you a wide degree of latitude in finding ways to succeed.


  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Generous package of health care, dental, vision, and commuter benefits, along with a 401K matching plan
  • Tuition reimbursement for relevant coursework and opportunities for continued education and job training
  • Short walk to Ogilvie Station, Union Station, and most CTA lines, making for an easy commute
  • Healthy work-life balance


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of software engineering management experience with direct reports
  • Proven experience mentoring, motivating, and leading a team through successful software projects
  • Exceptional communication abilities - spoken, written, and otherwise - across a variety of audiences
  • Ability and willingness to speak publicly about our products and technologies
  • Strong ability to plan and manage projects and schedules, estimate scope, and pivot to align with changing priorities and objectives
  • Passion for delivering forward-looking innovations, as well as supporting and maintaining customer satisfaction for mature products
  • Knowledge and experience through the whole cycle of software creation - from conception through execution and into deployment and maintenance
  • Demeanor and personal compatibility with the software development organization at Datalogics


  • Broad professional software development experience across diverse set of technologies
  • Deep experience and willingness to mentor others in C++, Java, Python, and/or Ruby
  • Knowledge of specific topics in development methodologies and theories of management
  • PDF or other electronic document industry knowledge and experience



  • Working with project and product managers and your team to develop project plans, specifications, estimates, and schedules
  • Monitoring team project progress vs. schedules and proposing revisions to project plans and staffing as necessary
  • Assigning tasks and balancing ongoing projects and immediate needs for product fixes and problem resolution
  • Providing opportunities and encouragement for employee growth and team productivity growth
  • Participation in the creation and maintenance of software development processes and standards
  • Monitoring the work of direct reports and providing ongoing feedback
  • Working with other people and organizations to determine project requirements and to resolve issues



This position is based at our offices in downtown Chicago and is not a remote or telecommuting position.  Occasional travel and interaction with clients is required.  Compensation will be based on experience and capabilities and includes a competitive package of benefits.  Local candidates will be given preference.  Datalogics is an equal opportunity employer.

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