Excellent career-development opportunity for a best in class Development Manager to join a global leader in building enterprise Commerce experiences. With in-depth knowledge of development practices within the Software Delivery Lifecycle, ideally within a Commerce environment, you will lead talented software teams who build enterprise-level Commerce platforms for retailers, including the likes of Sainsbury’s, Selfridges & Boots.
Software Engineering Manager – Enterprise eCommerce
Remote / London Based with Visits to Watford Office
£60,000 – £100,000 DOE
Plus Full Company Benefits Package
Experienced with Front End OR Back End technologies (React or PHP/Java)
Who we are:
We are a global Commerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to help its ambitious clients grow through Commerce solutions.
How? By creating inspirational and shopper journeys. It’s why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as Tempur, DFS, Domino's, Boots, Xerox Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Specialized and Ted Baker.
We’re an inclusive group of more than 1500 expert thinkers and doers stationed across more than 20 global offices including our new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two agency offices in Central London. Our reputation is based on having the best in the business – people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.
Together, we keep our clients and their customers inspired and ahead through digital, future-ready Commerce solutions and services. When our clients win – we win.
As our business grows internationally, we’re seeking new people who share our values and work ethic. We especially want to encourage more women to join, and take a key role in shaping some of the best Commerce sites and experiences in the world.
The Software Engineering Manager Role:
+ Line management of team members including conducting career development reviews, providing career guidance and performance management.
+ Management of resourcing across projects, matching and assigning team members to appropriate roles, attending resourcing meetings and liaising with Account Directors, Project and Programme managers as appropriate.
+ Resourcing employees: assign, direct, and evaluate their work; and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
+ Recruiting employees: selection, testing, interviewing and maintaining the right employee blend
+ Development and retention of software developers, through hiring, mentoring (including succession planning) as well as the identification and organisation of training.
+ Create standards, processes and reference solutions for the engineering and technical work performed in the department in conjunction with the Head of Commerce Engineering
+ Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenses, undertaking contract reviews, and making decisions about the purchase of tools or 3rd party services.
+ Presales including presenting and explaining proposals, reports, and findings to clients.
+ Set strategic and technical goals within broad outlines provided by senior management.
+ In conjunction with your teams identifying and setting out best practice guidelines and reviewing team output to ensure adherence and consistency.
+ Promote the benefits of good engineering practices and act as a champion for the engineering team both within the business and externally.
+ Investigate opportunities to exploit approaches that will have a measurable effect on process effectiveness, with associated benefits to the business.
+ Ensuring all team members have appropriate certification and maintain a register of skills for the team.
Talented, enthusiastic, focused, diligent, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel!
You will have a customer-first mindset, with the maturity and initiative to do what it takes keep our clients happy, including some working at client locations. When our clients win – we win!
We need you to be really great at:
+ In depth Knowledge of development practices within the Software Delivery Lifecycle ideally within a Commerce environment
+ Experienced with Front End OR Back End technologies (React or PHP/Java)
+ Experience of leading and managing teams within a development setting
+ Experience in interviewing and assessment of candidates at all levels
+ Ability to drive change in a given programme or project and be able to articulate the value add
+ An advocate of code quality, Continuous Improvement and industry recognised Best Practices
+ Be experienced in code and unit test reviews and have experience of using static analysis tools and make recommendations in this area
+ Excellent knowledge of Agile development practices
+ Strong communication skills with all the key stakeholders to ensure the Engineering team vision is understood and implemented correctly.
+ Flexible with the ability to and work under pressure
+ Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive
+ Ability to motivate a team, recognise good talent and bring out the best out of each individual
+ A mature and professional individual who is self-motivated and enthusiastic
+ Excellent communicator, influencing skills and negotiation skills to get management buy-in on ideas and concepts
+ A hands-on approach to task delivery
+ Excellent planning and work prioritisation skill
+ The ability to be calm, when all about you are not
If you know any of this even better:
+ Previous experience using platforms like Magento, HCL Commerce or Hybris
+ Experience working through differing methodologies, including Agile, Hybrid and Waterfall Approach
+ Experience of managing suppliers and have evidence of increasing the value received
+ Language or platform certification
We are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect. As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.
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