IT Development Manager

Chancellors Group of Estate Agents Ltd
Bracknell, UK
12 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an IT Development Manager with Full Stack development experience, who is also a strong communicator. They will discuss requirements with the relevant stakeholder within the business and be able to formulate a plan to create the relevant application and/or application functionality. This person would be multi skilled in that they can develop both back-end & front-end code as well as manage delivery from an Agile development team.

You will be exposed to exciting and cutting-edge projects and will be involved in the development of new functionality and maintenance of existing systems across several products. You will be required to lead a fast-moving dynamic development team involved throughout the software development life cycle.

Management and progression of the Development Team, including hiring in skill gaps to assist in the future programme of work.

Collaborate with Department Heads & internal stakeholders to ensure effective development and support of all applications within the business. We are looking for an individual that is a self-starter who can conceptualise, plan, design & develop new business functionality in a fast-paced environment. The role will also include engagement with 3rd parties.

The IT Development Manager will be the key technical resource in the implementation of exceptional user experience across our internal, external, web & mobile customer experience requirements.

The role has an operational split of 50% Management 50% Development.

  • At least 3 years development team management experience.
  • At least 8 years commercial full stack development experience.
  • Delivery focused self-starter.
  • Experience working towards tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload accordingly.
  • Highly organised and diligent with an acute attention to detail.
  • Presentable, well spoken & leads by example.

  • Grow and nurture a team to deliver quality software in a timely fashion.
  • Development team leadership & management.
  • Development project leadership & stakeholder management.
  • Ensuring effective development processes are in place by use of Agile methodologies.
  • Effective software delivery management (CI/CD)
  • Ensuring quality requirements are delivered to the development team prior to commencement of implementation.
  • Simplified process mapping & creation of easier user interfaces.
  • Ensure that the appropriate choice of technologies are being used by the business and the development team.
  • Research new technologies and continually update technical knowledge.
  • Analyse, design and code new software modules as per the agreed technical specifications.
  • Ensure that the team maintains program documentation and version release notes.
  • Ensure new projects are compatible with the existing systems.
  • Resolve day to day reported bugs in the system.

  • Experience of leading Full Stack development projects with internal & external teams
  • Experience implementing exceptional User Experience whilst providing input on design of User Interfaces
  • Experience in creating complex single page web apps for both web & mobile
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum Environment
  • Experience with a multitude of research techniques including stakeholder interviews, competitive analysis, user journey mapping, user interviews, usability testing, multivariate testing, funnel & traffic analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills & stakeholder management
  • Core Back-End Languages - .NET, ASP.NET, C#, MVC and SQL Server
  • Core Front-End Languages - HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3
  • Experience working with one or more JavaScript Frameworks, such as ReactJS, NodeJS, AngularJS, JQuery, Knockout.JS.
  • Automated Testing - NUnit, XUnit, Jasmine, Specflow, Selenium
  • Ajax
  • Experience in working with REST Services, Web API, WCF, JSON, XML & XSL
  • A good understanding of security concerns such as XSS, CSRF etc

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