Development Manager - Exciting, Modern Technology

Carrington Recruitment Solutions Ltd
London, South East England
12 Jun 2017
12 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Development Manager, Project Management - Exciting, Modern Technology! - London

Software Development Manager required to work for a fast growing Digital Technology business based in London. We need a true leader, someone energetic who can quickly engage with the software developers and project management team, inspiring them to provide a top quality service with a sense of urgency to deliver projects on time and to specification. Ideally you will have a JavaScript Development background as this is the core technology


·Your first responsibility will be to analyse and improve the development life cycle processes being adopted by the business. To include alignment of teams, enhancing communication methods, process efficiency and project transparency

·Produce short and long term development roadmaps and architecture for the business

·Oversee the day-to-day management of the project management and development resources required to effectively deliver and support software system services across the business.

Project Management:

    • Keep abreast of industry and technology developments to devise cost benefit and risk assessment, establishing the appropriate blend of off the shelf or in house development solutions to new requirements
    • Ensure solutions fit the businesses long term architectural vision

oSupport the Project Manager to specify, plan and deliver development projects within timescales, budgets and ensuring excellent communication


oLead the Development teams (including offshore) and be involved with all aspects of software delivery and life cycle, from inception phase to delivery ensuring quality, software to the required specification

oTest, monitor and maintain the quality and integrity of all software systems

·Devise a skills matrix for the developers linking to current and future technologies on your radar

·Review the career development plans for each member of the team, ensuring their training and coaching needs are met where necessary during appraisals, reviewing their progress and performance regularly to help bolster the team and manage long term staff retention strategies

·Facilitate regular team workshops and meetings to ensure the teams are up to date


  • Technical development background within relevant development environment and a wide knowledge of open source languages, tools and frameworks

·Solid experience working on bespoke built enterprise applications

·Experience of managing software development teams with differing levels of knowledge

·Experience with Agile software delivery methodology and technical practices, coaching teams on how to apply them effectively

·Experience of test driven development (TDD) and test automation

·Proven experience of project management and development of commercial products

·Strong Stakeholder Management experience

·Ability to deal with demanding product and project development plans

·Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

This is a great opportunity and salary is dependent upon experience. Apply now for more details.