Software Development Manager - Tech Start-Up - London

Posted 6 March by Pollinate Recruitment

We are working with one of the UK’s leading customer generation companies. They are a rapidly growing business - having topped the Sunday Times Tech Track, and since then grew 278% per annum before tripling in size again. They now employ over 350 staff in the UK and USA, and conduct marketing activities in more than 120 countries.

They are on a mission to accelerate their clients’ growth by building the world’s most effective marketing platform through a passion for data, relentless innovation and the development of world class teams. They need you to help get them there!

Company culture is very important to them, and that is why they were voted in the top 4 places to work in the Sunday Times Best Companies List 2016, and why they are constantly looking for ways to make it an even better place to work. People join them to change the industry, work with world class talent, develop their careers and become part of their remarkable culture.

The Team

The Technology team vision is to create industry leading products in the areas of publishing, customer acquisition, mass channel marketing automation, global consumer scale CRM, petabyte sized analytics, call centres and internal processes. We expect much of their growth to come from great ideas their team members generate, with their collaborative approach accelerating their delivery.

The Software Development Manager Role

They are now investing in the development of a world class development function and as their team has scaled they realise the opportunity to install dedicated development managers' to drive team improvements, ensure team focus and deliver against their plans.

This is a key strategic role within Technology and they are looking for highly motivated individuals to help them achieve their vision.

This is a perfect role for an ambitious Software Development Manager looking for an opportunity to build and develop a new engineering management team.

You will be responsible for the management of Software Developers, whilst training and coaching more senior members of the team to become development managers.

You'll be required to help them improve their lean and agile development processes. They are a collaborative team, therefore, you'll need to communicate with Product Owners, Product Managers, Stakeholder and other Developers on development progress. Delivering from concept to support, with measurable business value through your team’s engineering effort.

Ideal Software Development Manager

  • Has proven leadership skills as a line manager and coach to at least 5 Software Developers
  • Has very strong coding background with Test Driven Development and continuous deployment Has experience of working in a lean and agile team with strong focus on continual improvement Is commercially astute
  • Has experience working with PHP, MySQL/Postgres databases and AWS infrastructure
  • Has experience of building a team; devising job specs, interviewing and selling the company

Required skills

  • Agile
  • Marketing
  • PHP
  • Software Development

Reference: 33863413

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