Senior Software Development Manager

Coventry Building Society
Coventry, UK
02 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About The Role
We're looking for a Senior Software Development Manager to lead and mentor a number of our persistent delivery teams. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and guidance taking responsibility for delivery outcomes whilst also working closely with our business colleagues to continually improve our operational model.

You'll be a self-motivated individual who is passionate about making a difference, bringing people on the journey and leading from the front. The role offers the opportunity to help shape the technical delivery teams and build upon the Societies strong IT capability.

This role internally is known as Senior Development Manager.
About You
A proven track record leading technical delivery teams with a solid understanding of the technologies, processes and architecture required for delivering high quality insightful solutions to a fast moving financial services organization.

A deep understanding of the full software development lifecycle including both waterfall and agile delivery methodologies with the ability to mentor, motivate and shape high performing teams coupled with extensive experience in liaising with senior stakeholders and delivering successful change initiatives.

• Extensive experience of various software delivery lifecycle methodologies (including Agile frameworks and process such as Kanban and Scrum)
• Experience designing and delivering solutions across multiple technology stacks, in particular web based applications, middleware platforms and common databases
• Experience leading multidiscipline technology teams

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a modern development environment having followed a development/architecture career path through to a senior management and leadership position including:

• Good appreciation of technology, modern development methodologies and good practices
• Team leadership, mentoring, staff development and performance management
• Stakeholder engagement, management and liaison (including both business and project)
• Project planning execution and delivery

Preferred Technology Platforms

• Microsoft .NET technologies
• Oracle
• SQL Server
• Client scripting languages
• CMS Systems

Other essential skills:

• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with attention to detail.
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to think logically, challenge the status quo and innovate within their domain
• Ability to mentor, coach and lead others
• Ability to deliver under pressure and to tight timescales
About The Company
About the team:

As a team, we work really closely with each other and various areas of IT. This enables us to maintain a 'family' feel to what we do; you'll support, care and succeed together. Within this close-knit team, you'll have opportunities to grow with us and to play a key part in a thriving, growing organisation - you'll feel like you belong. Appealing, right?

That's not all! We're passionate about what we do, whether this is conducting our key processes, making change happen to procedures or supporting the local community. We'll actively encourage you to be involved in a variety of fun, frantic fundraisers that can range from cake sales, to 'I'm a Celebrity' style eating contests.

You'll take pride in being here, and to make sure that you can cram all of this into a typical week as a Senior IT Development Manager, we are closely aligned to the Society values. These are designed to make sure you'll do what's right and we deliver our main promise; putting members first.

About The Company:

IT at the Coventry is changing; we are currently undertaking an exciting transformation project that will shape the future of the organisation. As we progress on our journey we are seeking talented individuals who are passionate about delivering an outstanding experience for both members and colleagues in an environment where you will have the opportunity to be part of the future success of the organisation and work in an environment where personal and professional development is taken seriously.

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