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Development Manager

Software Development Manager

Location: Sale, Manchester

Up to £60k

Forward Role have partnered with the UK's leading provider of essential business services on their search for a Software Development Manager to join their team. 

Due to continued growth within the company a development manager is required to oversee the design, development and delivery of software across multiple agile teams, therefore this will be a hands-off coding role. 

Role Overview

Direct Reports: Lead Developers, Developers.

Reports to: Head of Engineering, Software Development

What will you be doing?

  • Line manage developers from multiple squads
  • Drive efficiency and quality within the engineering teams
  • Maintain headcount and take on the role of hiring manager when it comes to replacing or growing the team
  • Work closely with Lead Developers and Solution Architects to help coach and develop direct reports, improving their individual and collective capabilities
  • Set tech OKR’s. Focussing heavily on efficiency of delivery and quality
  • Address individual underperformance through supportive performance management
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of Verastar’s systems, processes, products and services
  • Create excellent working relationships across the Verastar colleague community

Success Measures:

  • Hit sprint and project deadlines
  • High quality releases resulting in minimal bugs being logged
  • Achieve all agreed objectives

What do we need from you?

  • Demonstrable background as a Development Manager/Engineering Manager
  • Background of leading high performing development teams
  • Experience with project management software e.g. Azure DevOps, Jira
  • Excellent understanding of agile processes, particularly SCRUM or Kanban
  • Demonstrable experience and exposure to CI/CD

As an industry leading, nationwide Marketing, Digital, Analytics, IT and Design recruitment agency, we are continually receiving new assignments to work on, so keep a close eye on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages for a full list of current permanent and interim opportunities as well as marketplace news and fun stuff.
Forward Role is operating as an employment agency.

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