Software Development Manager (Start-up feel)

10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Development Manager role, start-up feel business but global/stable business. Language agnostic, Poole £55-75k.

Software Development Manager (Start-up feel)
Poole, Dorset
£55000 - £75000 + Package

Please note my client cannot offer VISA sponsorship for this vacancy.

Your new company
This global online business are seeking a Dev Manager / Technical Lead to help build out a new software team from their modernised offices in Poole, just two minutes from the beach and on direct train links to London.

The role essentially marries the requirements of hands-on software work and leadership. Initially you'll work on the management of the code, architecture and crafting software and as the team grows you'll increasingly assume the inherent management responsibilities.

We really need a candidate not disconnected from the code and happy to retain a hands-on element to their role, because in the initial period when the team if small, this will form part of your responsibilities.

Your new role
This multi-faceted position is crucial to the company and will involve transferring a back end system to the UK and overseeing its modernisation using cutting edge web technologies. The role extends further as there are multiple integration projects to produce a single, usable interface for their users.

The role will span management and recruitment of software developers, UI/UX staff, infrastructure and QA members in a team that will be 10+ strong by the end of next year. This may expand to responsibilities across time-zones depending on experience. We need someone with strong leadership skills but someone who is understanding of the journey the company is going on and that wants to join an organisation with great financial stability, but with the energy and culture of a start-up organisation.

There are no boring days in this organisation, it's a creative, fast moving, matrix environment that operates a bottom up approach in terms of technology, with recommendations encouraged from their staff constantly.

What you'll need to succeed
We're seeking a degree educated software leader (or 10 years+ in lieu of degree) with a track record of progressing enterprise level development projects and with a thorough grasp of the entire SDLC.

You will ideally have a grounding in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and technical capabilities should cover a range of development stacks from Python, PHP, .Net, Java, JavaScript and mobile technologies. The company are not technology religious so a platform independent/language agnostic leader would suit this role well.

Experience in a creative environment would be advantageous, and would exposure to ERP and managing technical support teams/issues.

What you'll get in return
This role comes with a generous starting salary they will look at crafting a package with relevant incentives for the successful candidate. This is a career opportunity which is carte blanche for the right person to make their stamp. There is parking on site and the company have excellent retention levels and pride themselves on being a welcoming, enjoyable place to work.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in the role, please apply now or call Max Wilcock at Hays IT using 01202 048614.

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