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Development Manager - London - to £90K + bens

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    London, England

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    Information Technology

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bens

  • Contact:

    Heral Bharadia

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Location: London

Salary: £70-90K + bens

Rols: Development Manager

Skills: Team Management of 2- 8 staff, Java 8, Cucumber, Jenkins, AWS, CI/CD, Jenkins

The Role

As Development Manager you have many responsibilities, the primary one being the delivery of customer projects in parallel with the delivery of our product roadmap. Your goal is to deliver results to the business and do everything necessary to achieve this. You will be managing a small internal development team who focus on the development and maintenance of our core technology and tools, and an outsourced development team who focus on delivering customer projects using our technology. To do this you need to make sure the development teams can work as efficiently as possible by setting clear goals, both short term and long term, and ensuring that nothing prevents them from doing their work. From the initial requirements gathering, to delivering the final application or product, each step is your responsibility. You can, and should, delegate as much as you can, but be ready to check that things are being done as you want and be ready to jump in if they are not. You will report to the Delivery Manager but will be expected and empowered to prioritise work to:

  • Correctly resource projects.
  • Meet project deadlines.
  • Constantly improve processes.


  • Excellent solutions architecture, design and development skills using a range of technologies including:
    • Java 8 (Spring)
    • Cucumber
    • Jenkins
    • Micro-services (Spring Boot)
    • AWS
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Strong communication, organisation, leadership and delegation ability.
  • Effective resource management across several projects.
  • Relevant technical degree e.g. Computer Science
  • At least 5 years commercial software development experience including some team management experience and accountability for overall project delivery


  • Software project delivery
    • Ensure team efficiency.
    • Confirm project scope.
    • Agree appropriate resource.
    • Agree project timelines with all major stakeholders and work package owners.
    • Manage relationships with all major stakeholders and work package owners.
    • Provide clear and timely communication to all major stakeholders, work package owners and team members.
    • Track and make visible project progress using JIRA and/or Wrike.
  • Release Management and Deployment
    • Manage CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins and ensure visibility of release status for active projects.
    • Work with all major stakeholders, work package owners and team members to manage releases and ensure efficient deployments.
  • Ensure consistent solution designs across projects.
  • Team Management
    • Establish practices and processes to improve the overall technical expertise of the team
    • Recruitment of technical staff
    • Mentoring and coaching of team members
  • Provide information, leadership and guidance as the relevant subject matter expert
  • Development process improvement
    • Establish a consistent PS process across applications following good standard working practices
      • Design reviews
      • Code reviews
      • Unit testing
      • Test automation
    • Manage and improve our automated build/release process for applications
  • Work Package process improvements
    • Work with the other WP owners and the Product team to ensure delivery of applications according to SOW.
    • Improve the working processes between your team and Product
    • Improve the working processes between your team and OSS/IT

This is an urgent requirement so if you possess excellent communication skills and the above apply NOW!!!