Development Manager, Systems Dev Manager, .NET, MVC, Dynamics

People Source Consulting
£60000 - £70000/annum 10% Bonus + Benefits
19 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
System Development Manager
£60,000 - £70,000 + car allowance + bonus + bens
Global market leading organisation
Technology - Software - Product Development

My client is a hugely successful, global software product company, rapidly growing out their presence, looking to hire an exceptional System Development Manager to join their senior leadership team.

You will be responsible for the development of bespoke systems, ensuring the smooth running of the full software development lifecycle whilst managing of team of 8 high - performing technical specialists.

Person requirements
* A successful Systems Development Manager with the ability to lead a development team through a full SDLC
* Product development
* Someone who is looking to make that next step into a Head of IT role
* Very good people leadership and team management skills
* Solid technical understanding to include .net, SQL and MVC
* Ability to prioritise change and manage the teams effectively through this change
* Product experience is desirable
* Excellent PowerPoint, Project, Word, Visio, skills are also a key requirement of the role


* Provide ongoing 2nd and 3rd line support for in-house applications and develop the solutions to ensure it is robust and meets users' needs.
* Complete regular security reviews to ensure the security and integrity of applications , their data and the systems they interface with are not compromised.
* Investigate and recommend innovative ways to improve software whilst reducing costs which fit business needs and regulatory requirements.
* To arrange and deliver Software Training courses to make sure end users maximise the software is available to them and continually provide feedback and suggestions for areas of improvement.
* Outline and create reports and MI which allows the business to substantiate the AA group's compliance to its regulators and enables the successful management of the operations.
* Understand how to configure software to maximise the business return on investment.
* Identify how utilising technology could lead to more efficient ways of working and proactively recommend new solutions to the business.

The Individual/Personal Characteristics

The Systems Development Manager role requires an individual who has the ability to manage a number of demanding priorities, is an inspirational leader of people and is technically very competent in software development. This role requires a tenacious, resilient and passionate leader who can overcome challenges to drive results. They should be energetic, resilient, tenacious and self-motivating, with the ability to work independently. Strong stakeholder management skills are crucial. He/she should be able to manage a complex workload, be highly organised and possess the ability to work on multiple projects and initiatives at any one time.

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

* At least 3 years' full-time work experience as a Systems Development Manager.
* The ability to foresee the impact of business change on applications so that the relevant changes can be developed and applied to the system in preparation for the change.
* Where applicable manage, or develop applications to meet the agreed requirements to time quality and budget.
* Plan, co-ordinate and manage internal and external resources to an appropriate level of governance for the project/ development.
* Work with the IT Director, management team and project stakeholders to ensure they are updated on progress.
* A knowledge and experience of leading a development team through a full SDLC cycle
* The ability to be able to translate complex and technical mechanics so that it is understandable to the appropriate audience.
* Understanding of 'change' in an operational context, change governance as well as an understanding of software development and testing change life-cycles.
* Leadership skills, with proven ability to develop, coach and motivate a team of individuals.
* Ability to work as a team player is critical.
* Able to work independently and act on own initiative.
* High motivation and energy are key to ensuring success in this role.
* Excellent PowerPoint, Project, Word, Visio, skills are also a key requirement of the role.
* Powerful presentation skills are key as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills. With the ability to effectively communicate with anyone at any level in the organisation being critical.
* Unrivalled organisation skills, with the ability to multi-task and manage one's own workload being essential.
* An innovative approach to problem solving.
* An understanding of the HR policies set out to manage employees covering; absence, performance, discipline and grievance.

This role requires an individual with a substantial level of technical understanding and ability in the following areas:

* SQL Server (to 2016) including:
* Reporting Services
* Availability Groups
* Encryption of data at rest
Web technologies including:
* jQuery
* HTML 5
* CSS 3
* AngularJS
* An interest in new developments
* Optimisation of web pages for performance
App Development:
* A basic understanding of iOS and Android development
* Knowledge of Xamarin or other app development platforms.
Microsoft Dynamics 365:
* Background knowledge of Dynamics.
* Background knowledge of developing with Dynamics APIs and integrating Dynamics with
other systems.

Software Architecture:
* Experience in re-architecting older systems with new technology.
* Design patterns
* Service Orientated Architecture
* n-Tier Architecture.
* Cloud based services, particularly Azure.
* Experience of architecting systems that contain both standard and off the shelf
* An appreciation of current and future developments in software and system
architectecture (such as containerisation and micro-services) and how they could be

People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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