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Software Development Manager

Posted 31 January by The SLR Group Easy Apply Ended

Software Development Manager

Nottingham - £60000 - £70000 plus benefits

I am looking for a Software Development manager for a leading business in Nottingham. The role involves managing a team of 15, working with cutting edge technology. You will have an opportunity to drive their products forward, as well as being part of a wider team that is driving a platform approach. The successful candidate will be innovative and passionate about technology. Ideally you will have experience of working with SaaS but this is not essential.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the leadership of a technical team of developers, testers & product owners.
  • Providing line management, mentoring and supporting the team with decisions, changes in processes and identifying better tools to use.
  • Create the environment and culture to aid the development teams in practicing agile to facilitate better communication, collaboration, accountability and visibility.
  • Become a key member of the Nottingham management team, inputting into team direction, making improvements, driving the team forward and promoting across our global group.
  • Driving recruitment of key roles in a growing organisation with a rich pipeline of product development ahead
  • Coaching and mentoring the team to maximise potential are critical responsibilities along with continually improving standards by arranging training, setting challenging objectives and encouraging cross-skilling throughout the department
  • Possesses the ability to explain complex solutions to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Be part of the wider global management team taking a lead on driving key initiatives and roll out.
  • Work with dev ops to release and deliver software on a regular cycle.
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools and best practices.
  • Leadership across global teams and working with different cultures across different time-zones.
  • Reporting progress, metrics, risks upwards to the head of development and wider across global stakeholders where appropriate.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Broad/Proven work experience in software development and leadership.
  • Able to work at strategic, as well as detail, level and can engage with stakeholders across a wide range.
  • Strong leadership capabilities ensuring a highly performing and engaged team
  • Passion, creativity, deep expertise, openness, flexibility and drive. Practicality and common sense are essential
  • We want you to have a keen interest in the business, not just a given technical problem; understanding the big picture and how your work fits into it
  • Broad experience of Agile delivery and knowledge of Agile techniques such as User Stories, Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), Test-driven development (TDD), Continuous Integration & Delivery and Automated Testing etc.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and presentation skills - service orientation, collaboration, facilitation and negotiation skills, situational awareness and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to understand technical issues and facilitate discussions to resolution.
  • Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Knowledge of containerisation, virtualisation, micro-services architecture, cloud, SaaS & PaaS platforms.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration, delivery and build automation processes.

If the role sounds interesting, please send me your CV for immediate assessment.

Reference: 34364778

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