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Software Delivery Manager / Development Manager

Job Title: Software Delivery Manager / Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedford, United Kingdom
REF: 1626
Contact Name: Gary Fay
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Software Delivery Manager / Development Manager - Java, .Net, Agile – Bedfordshire

Software Delivery Manager / Development manager - Agile, SDLC, Java, .Net, Javascript, AWS, Cloud is being sought in Bedfordshire for this UK brand leader who are recognised for their innovation, investment in their people and excellent customer service.  

This organisation are going through a digital transformation and you will help lead and shape the future of this highly recognisable brand. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful, market leader in a Senior Software Delivery/Head of Development role, delivering solutions and evolving systems to ensure that the best possible customer/trade partner experience is provided at all times. 

You will be responsible for managing an Agile development team and you’ll understand a DevOps approach and how to move towards this way of working. You will be expected to manage the technical delivery aspects of software services and ensure that the application services are supportable whilst improving the development efficiency. It’s likely that you will have around 5+ years of production experience with Web (Java) front or back end, and at least 1 year of experience building high-quality applications for mobile and desktop.

You will have a very good understanding of open source web technologies, ideally including familiarity with NoSQL databases, PaaS deployment and the use of third party APIs / authentication services. You will have excellent general development skills and familiarity with modern JavaScript development practices. Ideally, this would include experience with version control, unit testing, and continuous integration and code quality tools.

You must be able to lead development discussions, articulate what is required from the development perspective and ensure that the delivery of the solution will be achievable.

To be successful in this role, you will understand and ensure application services are built to meet the existing and future state customer journey.

You will review and define specifications that provide attractive and capable applications and you will identify and use the correct tool sets to manage and track the development of business services.

Proven managerial skills are a must as is a robust technical background in software development and cloud based solutions.

Key skills and experience: 

  • SDLC / PD
  • Man Management and leadership  LC
  • Management of Agile Delivery teams (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, TDD, BDD)
  • Project scoping/planning
  • Strong technical background in either Java, .Net or JavaScript
  • Continuious integration/cloud/AWS 
  • Polished communication and interpersonal skills 

You will work with a blend of internal and 3rd party development resources to ensure that functional and non-functional requirements are fully understood and built to meet these requirements.

Great salary plus car allowance, good leading bonus scheme, great company pension with family healthcare and other benefits.