Software Development Manager / Head of Development


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Software Development Manager / Head of Development
Job Type
Home Based (UK wide)
Salary Details
£70,000 - £85,000
Start Date
Peter Hirst
+44 (0) 23 8081 7155

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Software Development Manager / Head of Development
Home based (Central London Headquarters)
£70k - £80k

We have been retained on an exclusive basis to assist in the hire of an individual to play an instrumental part in the next phase of growth for this established and forwarding thinking software Development House that specialise in the design, build and deployment of .NET Solutions. Given the existing strong technical abilities of the team, the Software Development Manager doesn’t need to be hands-on, but will be responsible for harnessing the skills of the whole development team to deliver high quality software, in a timely and efficient manner.

You will manage a highly talented onshore and offshore development team, who are working on complex Agile projects, using Scrum and Kanban principles. Expect a test-driven environment, where many of the developers pair program, and are involved with features, starting with the creation of the story, through to delivering all the necessary components.

Most of the Engineering team are home based, but there will be a requirement to meet up in London on a monthly basis for team meetings and sprint planning. Therefore a willingness and ability to travel into London on a monthly basis is essential.

A big part of the role will be to help the development team to become even better, you will need to support and nurture each individual, an approach which brings extra challenges when working remotely. The concept of continuous improvement has been the basis of excellent, effective software delivery and long-term retention of staff.

This role may suit individuals who have held the following roles: Software Engineering Services Manager, Software Development Manager, Service Delivery Manager, Service Manager, Head of Software Development, Head of Software Products, Technical Delivery Manager, Software Delivery Manager.

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