Software Development Director

Slough, Berkshire
Full Time
£100,000 - £140,000
Job Description

UK or Portugal. Cloud, SaaS, UcaaS, UC,

Our clients are going through change and transformation to play with the big crowd, and challenge them in products and services. They are a brave and intelligent bunch who only require the very best. Multi award winning company,

From design, development, testing, deploying and maintaining up-to-date applications and services, you enable The Company to deliver mission-critical communications solutions for customers.

Location. Berkshire, UK, or Porto Portugal.

This is an office-based vacancy and as such we expect all applicants to be willing to relocate or commute to our offices a minimum of 3 days per week as per our hybrid working policy.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage multiple teams, by either carrying out the management activities directly or having a Software Development Manager report to them.
  • Provide reporting to the SLT on their team or the wider department on a daily and weekly basis as required.
  • Support Software Development Managers to handle complex performance issues of individuals or teams.
  • Manage department wide projects and improvement initiatives.
  • Complete performance reviews and personal development plans for direct reports.
  • Manage performance issues in conjunction with your own line manager, including performance improvement plans and absence improvement plans.
  • Lead recruitment activities, including recruitment days, phone and face to face interviews.
  • On an ongoing basis consider the performance of team members and raising concerns with your own line manager and / or people team.
  • Facilitate agile \ Scrum ceremonies, refinement, planning, review and retrospectives.
  • Collaborate with other teams and departments to ensure that deliverables from the team will meet the customer’s expectation, for example working with operations on deployment of the software.
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner to manage the Product(s) backlog and give guidance on timeframes for deliverables.
  • Development: Guide teams and when required write code in appropriate languages, principally C# or JavaScript.
  • Design the architecture of new application components and achieve internal sign off for development specifications where required.
  • Lead development activities for applications and features to meet customer/project requirements.
  • Lead teams using the chosen methodology/process, typically Scrum.
  • Guide teams and when required test of new features or developments to make sure they perform the desired task correctly in all cases. Test sites / applications in different environments as necessary.
  • Work with Quality Assurance teams/processes to validate builds ready for launch.
  • Work throughout the software development lifecycle, to ensure success, following all necessary processes.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation/updates are provided to relevant colleagues/customers.
  • Maintenance and Improvement: Guide teams and when required problem solve and fix bugs as discovered/reported.
  • Use technical knowledge to prioritise the most valuable maintenance and upgrade of the applications as required.
  • Pair program and lead peer reviews following the team’s agile process.
  • Lead improvement initiatives for applications, process or the wider platform.
  • Review projects/deployments and learn lessons to improve future performance.
  • Stay up to date with trends and technological advancements in software development. Learn and test new technologies, frameworks and languages as relevant.
About You
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM, Computer Science or related subject, preferably from a Russell Group University.
  • Strong experience managing multiple teams, by either carrying out the management activities directly or having a Software Development Manager report to them.
  • Highly technical background working within Software Development teams.
  • Proven to ability to support team progression, i.e. by use of performance reviews and personal development plans for direct reports.
  • Will collaborate closely with one or more customer(s) on complex projects. This will typically involve attending workshops, technical specification and assisting the customer with acceptance testing.
  • Can write software specifications and provide other technical documentation as required.
  • Good experience in SQL and using relation databases such as Microsoft SQL Server and PostGRES.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Logical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to manage complex tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate others.

Consultant Details

Salim Noorani

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