Software Manager

Farringdon James
10 Oct 2018
08 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note that this position is based in Bodmin, Cornwall AND Plymouth, Devon so will include commuting occasionally between the 2.

Main Purpose of Job

Responsible for the management of the software department top ensure the delivery of the software products in the company’s catalogue..

Key Tasks

* Leads and coaches the cross-functional team (+30 individuals), both technically and in managerial aspects.

* Understands the required skills and capacity necessary to deliver the project pipeline

* Designs and establishes the team either with permanent or variable workforce by hiring, training, coaching, mentoring.

* Maintain a continuous strategy of personal improvement and monitor progress and results against set targets per individual.

* Carry out regular appraisals that recognise efforts and corrects deficiencies supported with development plans.

* Maintain and improve existing processes and will define, deploy and drive new sustainable processes, throughout the development cycle.

* Tailors and implements software development methodologies, standards and best practice.

* Define and measure key performance indicators, define corrective actions on measurable metrics.

* The candidate is also responsible for the project management of the production pipeline.

* Familiar with different software development life cycles, such as Waterfall, Agile, or Rational Unified Process.

* Delivery of product roadmaps, projects, change requests and defect resolutions.

* Elicits and maintains the necessary project intelligence to ensure cross department collaboration and visibility to key stakeholders.

* Ensure project deviations are addressed promptly and efficiently, minimizing effects on deadlines and budgets.

* Metric-driven, customer-centric focus to execution and delivery in balance with business needs.

Knowledge and Skills

* Educated to a degree level in Computer Science , Mathematics, Physics or similar or able to demonstrate proven track or experience and equivalent skills

* Proven experience in Software Management and Software team management

* Strong communication, listening, negotiation and facilitations skills: team leadership comfortable with conflict management.

* Strong background in project management, training in project management would be desirable.

* Good understanding of technologies C++,C#, .NET,SQL, PHP, WEB.

* Proven experience as a software developer.

Other Company benefits

* Competitive Salary

* 28 Days annual leave (inc. Bank Holidays) increasing to 33

* Regular internal technical conferences,

* Pension scheme,

* Health Care Plans,

* On site sweet shop,

* Cycle to work schemes,

* Plus many more

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