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Software Systems Development Manager






£80,000 to £90,000 Per Annum



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Software System Development Manager

Working in a very niche industry, this role will be a hybrid of "hands on" and managing a development team.

The purpose of the role is to manage a System Development team of 8, in ensuring it meets its deliverables; lead innovation in development practices and strategy to up-hold efficiency and productivity.  To support the successful development and deployment of system changes or new systems. To ensure the system and associated networks are maintained and resilient to cyber-attacks.

Your duties will include:

  • Management of Development Team, development output quality, standards and processes
  • Management of all applications development life cycle.
  • Manage technical projects, ensure Security policies are in place and adhered to and that penetration tests are carried out.
  • Provide technical & operational support for all applications and associated software.
  • Assist in design of both hardware infrastructure and software architecture.
  • Prepare and propose budget for development team and any other projects where directed by senior management.
  • Liaise with various external companies/groups and government bodies regarding changes to the system and support requests.
  • Be the escalation point for all matters related to software development and quality assurance and operate as a primary point of contact for the Development Team.
  • Approve Change Requests and Manage the allocation of Development activities.
  • Liaise with the Solutions Architect on System projects.
  • Monitor all Development activities, identify areas of improvement and implement steps required to enhance the Development process.
  • As development Team Line Manager, lead by example, motivate and encourage team members

In terms of the technical spec:

As the ideal candidate, you will have the following:

  • Have strong technical and coding skills, both functional and non-functional, manual and automation, ideally in a continuous delivery environment.
  • Experience managing system development departments, managing large and complex activities and processes, and handling conflict in a professional and effective manner.
  • Proven track record in leadership of being able to motivate a team, recognise good talent and bring out the best out in each individual.
  • Highly experienced in influencing and negotiation skills to seek management buy-in on ideas and concepts.
  • Has been actively engaged in Software Development Lifecycles: Sequential (Waterfall / V model), Iterative (Agile) etc

Even BETTER if you tick any of these boxes...

  • Has a good working knowledge of Software testing.
  • . A good understanding of J2EE and Java.
  • Working knowledge of VBScript.
  • Experienced in internet-based technologies, including HTML/XML and web services.
  • Working knowledge of IntelliJ IDE or similar integrated development environments.
  • Awareness of Electronic Data Interchange methods (e.g. EDIFACT standards etc.).
  • Familiarity of the Zengenti/Atlassian JIRA - Contensis Content Management and Change Logging product suites.

Please get in touch and send in an application ASAP to access a full job description and find out more.

Very nice company to work for, great location, including parking.

*Salary £80K-£90K + Comprehensive Bens

PurplePower Recruitment is acting as the Agency on this Permanent Vacancy.