Software Development Manager - Life Sciences Software

Edgar Cowen
Cambridge, UK
05 Aug 2019
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client specialises in developing software in the life sciences sector. The software is deployed in the cloud with a powerful database at the back-end, used on both Windows and Linux infrastructures. The software developed is in a range of modern coding languages.

The company boasts an already impressive history of successes - not only from a perspective of the invaluable technical software they develop, but also the positive impact it can have on the wider world/humanity.

The company already has many accolades and is ambitious to grow its potential future successes. They are now looking for an experienced Software Development Manager who has the ability and understanding to manage the role responsibilities on a hands on/off basis as and when/where required.

With a strong platform, reputable brand and an excellent set of resources, this role will appeal to a professional who is keen to develop their software, keeping it at the forefront. To achieve this, you will know how to coach, develop and mentor a team of software developers to the highest level. As such, you will need appropriate coding experience in the key languages they use. The company works to Agile methodologies and would prefer a manager with Scrum Master experience.

As well as having the people and technical skills to get the best of your development team, you will also be working with other project stakeholders including Product Owners, HR and other internal/external stakeholders. This role will appeal to an experienced software development manager who has a good balance of people, management and technical skills/experience.

The software the company develops is integral in improving wellbeing on a worldwide scale and is used globally by research and development organisations in this sector. If you are interested in advancing market leading, large scale, high quality software with a team of interesting, intellectual and skilled professionals, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

The role will involve/need: -
  • Overseeing (and hands on coding where relevant) a team of a software developers - the technology stack includes Python, JavaScript, Node.JS, NOSQL database, Java predominantly
  • Familiarity with development on both Linux and Windows platforms
  • Recruitment, team development / coaching, mentoring
  • Strong front end web development and server side skills. Also skills with Python and frameworks like Django are beneficial
  • Commercial experience in a similar role
  • Controlling good development practices - adhering to good SDLC principles, delivering projects on time
  • Experience with Agile methodologies, acting as technical lead/scrum master as required
  • Excellent people and communication skills to achieve the best outcomes for/with colleagues & stakeholders
  • Managing cost aspects in relation to release plans
  • A good degree from a top university in Computer Science/Mathematics/Engineering (or related) is required

This is a fantastic opportunity to further a successful career path in a highly reputed company. The post is subject to a disclosure check.

This vacancy is being managed on behalf of the employer by Edgar Cowen who are acting as a Recruitment Agency.

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