Software Development Manager

  • Permanent
  • Cardiff, Other
  • Posted 8th January 2019
  • £50000.00 - £60000.00 per Annum + 24 days, Pension, HC
  • Ref: 45258
Software Development Manager required by market leading, financial services organisation based in Cardiff. The Software Development Manager will focus equally on strategic and tactical, acting as a strong leader in deploying strategic initiatives, but acting as a strong mentor figure for the Software Development team to deliver challenging projects.

The Software Development Manager will provide visionary leadership to enable our client to mature their operating model and deepen their commitment to Agile/Dev Ops and Continuous delivery.

Duties
*Provide leadership and support on relevant disciplines in the department.
*Lead, motivate and manage the team. Manage performance of the team by setting SMART objectives and regularly review progress through one to ones.
*In leading the team, actively manage absence or any conduct issues within the team in line with Company procedures.
*Identify skills requirements and acknowledge bottlenecks across team and manage resolution and development.
*Ensure career and development objectives of staff are being met within the context of departmental objectives.
*Identify formal training requirements for the Development team.
*Identify candidates for technical, product and industry expertise and manage their development.
*Provide guidance to the development team(s) and work closely with them to ensure successful delivery of projects.
*Drive the software development function in a modern and progressive manner utilising the latest approaches in the delivery of software solutions
*Innovate. Software development approaches are constantly evolving and must be capable of embracing change & new ways of working seeing change as an opportunity to constantly push and challenge the status quo
*Provide resource as required to support pre and post sales activities.
*Manage the allocation of work in accordance with business priorities and service level agreements for the client, ensuring team members are utilised efficiently.
*Cascade departmental objectives to respective teams via the Individual Performance Objective (IPO) process.
*Meet regularly with team(s) to review estimated effort to ensure progress according to plan.
*Guide the Development team in the production of estimates for solutions and delivery against those estimates.
*Maintain and manage forecast estimates against actual effort.
*Manage relevant financial aspects, including costs, within the Development team in accordance with agreed budget and financial KPIs.
*Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of activity diaries.
*Manage a large group of developers to achieve targeted levels of utilisation and ensures that people & teams are focussed on the areas that deliver optimum value

Required knowledge and experience:

*Experience working with Agile development methodology
*Involvement in change management processes and leading people through change
*Strong relevant technical skills and experience.
*Extensive experience of leading and managing technical resources.
*Experience of managing demanding resource schedules.
*Significant experience of delivering solutions within financial services sector.
*Demonstrable experience of managing processes and quality within a software delivery arena.
*Experience of producing detailed & realistic estimates for delivery activities.
*Experience of producing and managing individual development plans.
*Awareness of relevant technical/product/industry skills & knowledge.
*A background within a C#, .Net Framework, SQL Server environment.

Desirable
*A computing discipline to HND (merit or distinction) or equivalent

This fantastic opportunity comes with an excellent basic salary from £50,000-60,000 p/a and is accompanied with Private Medical Insurance, 24 days holiday (increasing to up to 30 days with service), 6% Pension, Life Assurance, Flex Benefits, Eye Test and an annual Flu Vaccination to name but a few.

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