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Software Development Manager

Damia Group Ltd
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Development Manager

Hybrid working - Berkshire

£85 - 95K

Our client, an international business within the BioTech/Clinical Trials sector, are looking to appoint a Software Development Manager due to unprecedent growth.

Role objectives

Dev Manager to manage several teams of developers in delivering technical solutions to support business operations. As well as being a mentor and leader for other developers, you will be a key person in driving technical improvement and innovation to allow the business to grow and become more efficient. Working closely with BAs, Technical Architects, Scrum masters, Testers and POs, the Dev manager will ensure that delivery work is sized, planned, and then implemented within the committed sprint to a high level of quality. Using their management skills and experience the Dev manager will ensure the team build modern & efficient systems in a way that support continued growth.

Key responsibilities

The Dev manager will work closely with senior stakeholders to understand business goals and ensure that the development team, technical architects, Scrum Master and business are aligned.
Maintain appropriate metrics for delivery to enable continuous improvement and apprise stakeholders.
Taking ownership of releases, including coordinating with teams to ensure correct process and governance is followed for different levels of releases (DEV, UAT, PROD) and robust automated feature regression testing is met.
Coordination with DevOps, testers, and infrastructure team to ensure infrastructure, environments and services are consistent and available.
Challenge unnecessary complexity of software development within delivery team, determining and removing the source of the complexity

Essential skills:

Line management experience
Experience working in an agile business focused environment
Previous extensive experience as a dev manager.
Having managed teams for greenfield projects with company growth in mind.
Familiarity with technologies including NodeJS, PHP, APIs, microservices, AWS & CI/CD
Experience planning for the decomposition of monolith into microservices
Good understanding of software design patterns
Good understanding of non-functional requirements (security, performance etc)
Strong interpersonal skills to work with colleagues who need encouragement and coaching to learn new technologies

This is a newly created position and will report directly into the Head of Software Development and have a dotted line into the CTO.

The position is remote but will require occasional travel into their Berkshire offices and comes with a comprehensive benefits.

Damia Group Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept our Data Protection Policy which can be found on our website.

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