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Software Development Manager

Posted on Sep 9, 2021 by MSS

Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£45k - £55k Annual

Software Development Manager

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you enjoy working and delivering on technology projects as well as managing development teams?

MSS is growing and we now need an individual to manage and maintain the software development capabilities required to meet the needs of our busy and growing business.

The stack deployed is predominantly Microsoft web technology (C#, ASP.NET, MVC and Entity frameworks with web API development) but also includes an iOS app. The support infrastructure is hosted in AWS.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please read below for more info on the role and our requirements:

Key Responsibilities

Build and deliver high quality software solutions to specification, within budget and to agreed timescales using a formalised development process

Manage a team of developers to ensure they have clear direction and a good understanding of product and business goals

Host regular stand-up meetings

Write formal development specifications and submit them to the developers via Jira

Create and maintain detailed documentation on all functional and non-functional aspects of software that is developed, review existing documentation and update where necessary

Coordinate and drive the QA process and where necessary conduct own testing and analysis of the products to ensure they are working to specification and fit the needs of the business

Create and maintain test plans to be used in the QA process

Monitor the performance of the development and QA teams and provide regular updates to the CTO

Work closely with business stakeholders to understand and document business requirements that feeds into the development of high-quality technical software solutions

Plan software releases, communicate these dates to stakeholders and liaise with DevOps for release management and deployment

Scope larger software development projects, manage the expectations of stakeholders and provide regular status updates to the business with expected delivery dates

Ensure all IT and best practice security standards are implemented appropriately within the software developed

Provide technical support and guidance to the helpdesk team in respect of the software that has been developed

Work with the CTO to define the strategy around software development

Keep up to date with, and apply knowledge of, industry trends and standards to improve the quality and delivery of software development

Undertake any other duties related to the role as may be reasonably required

To support software deployments, it will sometimes be necessary to work out of hours or at the weekend to minimise disruption to the business.

Qualifications and experience

At least 3 years' experience working in a similar role

A solid understanding of the Software Delivery Life Cycle and its practical application using Agile and/or Waterfall methodologies

Plenty of project management experience and a proven record successfully delivering software solutions and change

Strong organisational and analytical skills

Technical Skills

A good understanding of cloud-based infrastructure such AWS, and some real-world experience developing software hosted within it

A good understanding of the technologies and coding languages used to write and create software applications

A good understanding of database technologies

This is a flexible role but there will be a requirement for regular time spent in our office in Wokingham.

Salary £45-55K per annum depending on skills and experience. 22 days increasing to 27 days holiday, pension, health cash plan and group life scheme.

Reference: 1315210716

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