Software Development Manager / Bristol / Java / £70,000-£80,000

Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
West Wickham
£70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Pension / Private Health Care / Bo
13 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Software Development Manager | Bristol | £70,000 - £80,000 | Java | Agile/Waterfall

Location: Easily commutable from Newport, Cardiff, Swindon, Bath and Gloucester

My client are a leading technology company providing a range of specialist, integrated software solutions to blue-chip companies in the Financial/Banking sectors; their products are used globally by some of the biggest, most recognisable and important companies on the planet.

They are looking for an experienced Software Development Manager to be one of the first to join an entirely new division within their business. This will be a career defining role that will begin by offering you the flexibility to construct an agile development team of at least 8 developers and 2 QA’s from the ground up.

You will lead the development of a new project to build a centralised config management, data collection and analysis platform for a series of geographically dispersed ‘inputs’. You will therefore be in an invaluable part of a challenging and ultra-high-profile project with a budget in the millions, providing a solution for one of the world leading financial entities.

This role requires you to be a hands on expert with Java and to be up to date with new emerging tools and technologies including, AWS, Microservices, Kafka, RabbitMQ, Java 8, Spring Frameworks and Apache.

You must have
  • An expert in the Java framework and associated technologies
  • Experience in building effective development teams from the ground up and/or leading medium sized teams of developers (8-16 developers)
  • Experience in developing market-driven software products for flexibility, configurability and longevity of life, as opposed to one off custom solutions for a single organisation
  • Experience in developing solutions for large blue-chip corporations or governments with the rigour and quality that requires
  • Experience in Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Experienced in message and/or service business frameworks is essential
  • Strong Design Skills
  • Should be a hands-on developer to initially support the rapid prototyping for technology selection and validation
  • Experience as a team lead or Scrum Master
  • Experience in DevOps and continuous integration
  • Experience in micro-services architecture and advanced enterprise-grade architectures would be highly beneficial
  • Strong advocate using best-of-breed propriety or open source tools and components to support rapid software development i.e. avoid reinventing the wheel.
  • Experience in ITIL processes for Configuration & Release Management would be beneficial
  • Experience in remote diagnostics, operational dashboards and automated software deployment technologies to remote, embedded software systems would be beneficial.

If you are interested and would like to find out more information please send your CV to Jake Curnow on as soon as possible or call 0117 302 7713

Software Development Manager | Bristol | £70,000 - £80,000 | Java | Agile/Waterfall

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