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Role Title: VP, Software Development Engineering Manager

Company Overview

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company delivering one of the industry's most complete digitally enabled product suites. Our experience, expertise and scale encompass a broad spectrum of industries including digital, health and wellness, retail, telecommunications, home, auto, outdoors, pet and more.

  • We have recently been ranked #5 among India's Best Companies to Work for 2023, #21 under LinkedIn Top Companies in India list, and received Top 25 BFSI recognition from Great Place To Work India. We have been ranked Top 5 among India's Best Workplaces in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Top 10 among India's Best Workplaces for Women in 2022.
  • We offer 100% Work from Home flexibility for all our Functional employees and provide some of the best-in-class Employee Benefits and Programs catering to work-life balance and overall well-being. In addition to this, we also have Regional Engagement Hubs across India and a co-working space in Bangalore.

Organization Overview

Synchrony's Engineering Team is a dynamic and innovative team dedicated to driving technological excellence. As a member of this Team, you'll play a pivotal role in designing and developing cutting-edge tech stack and solutions that redefine industry standards.

The Credit Card that we use every day to purchase our essentials and later settle the bills - A simple process that we all are used to on a day-to-day basis. Now, consider the vast complexity hidden behind this seemingly simple process, operating tirelessly for millions of cardholders. The sheer volume of data processed is mind-boggling. Fortunately, advanced technology stands ready to automate and manage this constant torrent of information, ensuring smooth transactions around the clock, 365 days a year.

Our collaborative environment encourages creative problem-solving and fosters career growth. Join us to work on diverse projects, from fintech to data analytics, and contribute to shaping the future of technology. If you're passionate about engineering and innovation, Synchrony's Engineering Team is the place to be.

Role Summary/Purpose

Reporting to Senior Engineering Manager, the Engineering Manager will partner with leaders across Synchrony to plan and execute development efforts across multiple functional and Scaled Agile (SAFe) release trains. The Engineering Manager will develop and lead a team of solution driven engineers responsible developing, optimizing, and monitoring products & capabilities across Synchrony's Apply-Buy platforms. As a Synchrony people leader, you will be responsible for coaching and developing individuals to be successful in a diverse, inclusive, and matrixed organization where they can grow their career, deepen their technology and leadership experience, and the overall team flourishes. The ideal candidate will have a solid and established track record of building successful teams and migration execution experience, partnering with business & technology stakeholders to guide the delivery of agile, cost-effective, and high-performance complex cloud solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Engineers, Dev Lead, Tech Lead and SREs for Agile Teams. Coach and empower them to work efficiently and be responsible to deliver.
  • Be a Java/Solution Architect CoP champion and contribute to community of practice. And encourage team members to contribute to respective Community of Practice.
  • Lead goals, performance conversation and career path for leads.
  • Help tech leads (AVPs) in guiding junior team members in their career aspirations.
  • Manage 100+ third party consultants and work along with your synchrony team.
  • Work in Agile Development & Scaled Agile Framework
  • Design and Own Common Code Modules, Review and Approve them using formal approval process.
  • Manage and Automate DevOps Process with Hands on
  • Influence and collaborate to deliver technical solutions with high quality, performance, and sound design principles.
  • To work in flexible shift timings and participate in a cross-shore development team.
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related degree with modern application development experience, with a minimum 10+ years of experience in Technology or in lieu of a degree 12+years of Experience 6+ years in Software Architecture and Development using Java, Spring and 3+ years People Management.
  • Experience in building teams from ground.
  • Mentoring Tech leads(AVPs) to lead/build successful teams.
  • Experience in Hiring and retaining talent
  • Experience or Knowledge in UI is a strong plus
  • Experience in Architecting Solutions in a Scaled Agile Framework
  • Strong Technical Expertise in Java, Spring Projects - Spring Boot, Spring Framework, Spring Cloud, Spring Batch, Git, Maven, REST, Gradle, Rest Assured, Caching Solutions like Gemfire
  • Strong Experience in developing microservices with 12-factor app methodology.
  • Strong Experience in Distributed Architecture with acumen for Monitoring and Incident Management leveraging tools like Splunk, New Relic
  • Working Experience with Scaled Agile Framework, and familiarity with tools like JIRA
  • Strong Experience with CICD Pipeline, Process and Tools
  • Strong Experience writing unit and integration tests and familiarity with frameworks like Junit, Mockito, Spring Test
  • Familiarity in designing application using SOLID principles, Java and microservice design patterns with business acumen.
  • Familiarity with Cloud Platform like Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Familiarity with Behavior Driven Development and API Test Automation
  • Working knowledge in RDBMS
  • Strong communication skills with technical and non-technical peers
  • Ability to analyze, use structured problem solving and available tools to troubleshoot systems, identify root cause, action plans, impact and resolution options.
  • Passionate to learn and understand diversified business domains and technologies.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and frameworks.

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's degree in computer science or related degree with modern application development experience, with a minimum 10+ years of experience in Technology or in lieu of a degree 12+years of Experience ; 6+ years in Software Architecture and Development using Java, Spring and 3+ years People Management.

Work Timings

(WORK TIMINGS: This role qualifies for Enhanced Flexibility and Choice offered in Synchrony India and will require the incumbent to be available between 06:00 AM Eastern Time 11:30 AM Eastern Time (timings are anchored to US Eastern hours and will adjust twice a year locally). This window is for meetings with India and US teams. The remaining hours will be flexible for the employee to choose. Exceptions may apply periodically due to business needs. Please discuss this with the hiring manager for more details.)

For Internal Applicants

  • Understand the criteria or mandatory skills required for the role, before applying.
  • Inform your Manager or HRM before applying for any role on Workday.
  • Ensure that your Professional Profile is updated (fields such as Education, Prior experience, Other skills) and it is mandatory to upload your updated resume (Word or PDF format)
  • Must not be any corrective action plan (First Formal/Final Formal, PIP)
  • L10+ Employees who have completed 18 months in the organization and 12 months in current role and level are only eligible.
  • Level 10+ employees can apply

Grade/Level: 12

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