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Software Engineering Manager

Posted on Jul 16, 2020 by Coventry Building Society

Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

About The Role
We're looking for someone to lead a virtual team and, desirably, act as Senior Dev/Test resource. You'll be able to understand end to end design patterns and have the ability to design, redesign or design around architectural stacks while maintaining a constant focus on how what is being delivered maps back to approved solution designs and business requirements.

The Agile Delivery Manager will be responsible for:

• Ensuring that the team follow the values and principles of Agile as far as possible and apply the Agile frameworks appropriately.
• Ensuring transparency on team activities including sprints, velocity, risks, team and stakeholder happiness.
• Ensuring quality is driven into all aspects of the delivery lifecycle and defects are driven out as early as possible.
• Being part of the Agile community across the organisation.
• Ensuring application roadmaps are in place
• Ensuring risks are managed as they arise, escalating to Management as necessary
• Facilitation of workshops with business stakeholders and development teams
• Management and development of people within a delivery team.
About You


• Being self-confident - Be willing to state and defend ideas and convictions while recognizing other options. Have the confidence required to stand alone when this is the best course. Being willing to adapt and change depending on circumstances.
• Showing flexibility - Demonstrate sensitivity to the organizational environment. Tolerate ambiguity, shift priorities, change style and respond with new approaches as needed.
• Showing initiative - Actively challenging procedure and process where necessary.
• Maintaining a good team spirit
• The Agile Delivery Manager must keep the team focused, while protecting them from outside disturbances.

Essential Skills

• Understand fundamentals of iterative development
• Understand fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
• Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
• Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics
• Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
• Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices

Desirable Skills or awareness of technical frameworks/languages.

• .NET
• Webforms
• Oracle 11+
• SQL Server
• Restful APIs
• Cloud

Internally this role is known as Software Manager - Development.

Reference: 911499943

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