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Software Development Manager

  • Salary: £500 - £550 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 05/09/2017
  • Job reference: J373623A

Software Development Manager, Java, JavaScript, Management, Node.JS, Cryptography, Agile, DevOps, Docker, Technical Leader, Sheffield, Betting and Gaming

Our Sheffield-based client in the betting and gaming industry require a Software Development Manager (Hands Off) to Lead a team within their customer accounts division. Knowledge and experience of Server side Java and Front End JavaScript/Node.JS is highly desirable and the successful applicant will come from a banking background as cryptography will form an integral part of this position.

Role Profile

An Engineering Manager is responsible for a group of up to 20-30 software engineers of various experience levels and will usually have up to 7 direct reports consisting of Principal Engineers (technical leaders) and Lead Engineers (technical people managers). The role reports into a Head of Engineering alongside other Engineering Managers, Test Managers and Design/UX Managers.

The role is broadly responsible for both people management for this team, and the "how" we deliver against our business goals from an in-house software engineering perspective. You must be a confident technical leader with experience in an evolving and dynamic web-scale environment under an agile DevOps ethos where operational performance is a significant part of engineering best practice.

Key Responsibilites

  • Engineering People Management
    • Recruit a strong team of top-notch highly motivated software engineers at all levels, manage skills gaps and reduce key man dependencies.
  • Create An Sustainable & Scalable Engineering Delivery Pipeline
    • Evangelise & prioritise engineering best practice (the "how" of achieving the particular business goal) across all squads so we have a clear direction for improvement.
  • Champion Quality and Continuous Improvement
    • Work with Design Leads, Test Managers and other stakeholders to ensure we deliver high quality engineering solutions with the right balance between delivery speed vs operational risk.
  • Be a Technical Leader
    • This role is part of a tribe technology leadership team, and has a strong voice in all key technology decisions.
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