Manager - IT


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  12703

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required:

On-Site Role: Must be available to work on-site at this assigned work location.

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.

Job Summary

As a Manager IT, Head of Quality Assurance, Test and Automation, you will play a key role in the DTE Digital Factory by leading, managing, and building a team of QA Test Automation engineers and leading the overall software test strategy, including functional, integration, performance, penetration testing as regression, and chaos testing, as well as test automation, in an agile development environment.   Responsibilities/experience include: 

  • Ensures the quality of software/product releases
  • Experienced with automation tools to ease the burden and save time for the team to focus on vital areas of the code’s feasibility. 
  • Solid programming skills to create, maintain, and execute automated test scripts using various tools and frameworks 
  • Ability to visualize business situations and provided specifications in real-time and be able to utilize data for better debugging 
  • Running QA practice, providing guidance to team, balancing work and setting up team for success, hands-on with issues resolution 
  • Ability to identify test data needs, optimizing test cases and use of test environments 
  • Solid understanding of CI/CD pipelines 
  • Agile mindset, experience working on agile product teams

Key Accountabilities

  • May provide direction to application developers, database administrators, systems analysts and design specialists as designated on various projects from internal or external partners. Develops and implements performance measures to assess individual and team performance.  Based upon organizational unit needs, the role may be interchangeable with other managers within the IT organization.
  • Establishes a business relationship with client management in ITS to assure a thorough understanding of business drivers within the overall business climate at DTE Energy.
  • Manages and monitors work activities and day to day business operations to ensure on time and in budget solutions to client needs while meeting organizational and corporate goals.
  • Formulates and drives work unit goals and objectives, productivity measures, and work unit policy for areas of responsibility.
  • Presents recommendations to enhance the business area's functionality and operating effectiveness.
  • Responsible for strategic/business planning in support of the related business units and translates plans into process/system requirements.
  • Keeps abreast of technology trends and DTE Energy's stated direction, select technology platforms that are appropriate and cost beneficial; and establish other business relationships with key technical dependent industries and organizations to support the application of technology to specific business areas
  • Manages programs for evaluating employee performance, implementing promotions, job changes and/or salary changes within areas of responsibility.  Approves recommendations for new hires, initiating disciplinary action; and approves work unit goals and objectives, productivity measures, and work unit policy for areas of responsibility.
  • Manages staff development and productivity programs in order to develop and maintain a technically competent, motivated and highly productive work force to ensure the availability of resources to satisfy both the near and long-term requirements of client areas and the corporation in general.
  • Manages the implementation of new technology to the ITS Organization and consults on application projects to insure the application is utilizing the technology appropriately and ensures the application will integrate into the infrastructure.
  • Establishes and maintains business relationships with key technical industry representatives and DTE Energy IT organizations to support the application and delivery of technology to specific business areas.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

This is a multi-track base requirement job; education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following three options:
•    Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of information technology-related experience, inclusive of 2 years of formal/informal supervisory and/or project leadership experience; OR
•    Associate degree and 7 years of information technology-related experience, inclusive of 2 years of formal/informal supervisory and/or project leadership experience; OR
•    High School diploma and 9 years of information-technology related experience, inclusive of 2 years of formal/informal supervisory and/or project leadership experience.


Other Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 5 or more years of overall software test strategy development, execution, and test automation experience.  
  • 5 or more years of software development experience with Python, Javascript, Java or similar programming languages 
  • Prefer knowledge of test automations suites, such as Selenium,  Appium, or Cypress 
  • Prefer knowledge of Cloud Platforms, such as Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform 

Other Requirements:

  • Effective skills in managing large work activities/projects, a diverse workforce, employee skill assessment and employee development.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to increase client value and support best practices, drive continuous improvement and organizational effectiveness, and improve productivity and resource availability.
  • Broad understanding of DTE industry, e.g. emerging technology industry standards, support services, business applications, systems design, and systems integration and an in-depth knowledge of Process & systems associated with area of responsibility.
  • Organizational skills and strategic and operational planning and budget experience.
  • Communicates effectively, ability to influence and build relationships to foster a positive work environment and drive change.
  • Ability to foresee, present, plan and execute IT opportunities in conjunction/on behalf of the business unit.
  • Capable of delivering world class IT solutions and eliciting support for acceptance of new technology and support services within the organization.
  • Knowledge of Operating System methodologies and tools is a plus.

Note: Qualifications may vary, depending on the IT discipline or segment of the business unit in which the vacancy exists.

Additional Information

This description is intended to describe the general nature & level of work being performed by incumbents in this job.  Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and

utilize varying combinations of the competencies cited in this description, depending on the organization and role to which they’re assigned.  This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this job.  It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the right of any supervisory or management representative to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.



At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit