Software Engineering Manager

Software Engineering Manager

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Harrogate, UK
  • £60000 per annum UK / Year


  • Team Leadership: Direct and oversee a software development team, managing day-to-day operations including performance evaluations, leave management, disciplinary actions, and career progression.
  • Project Delivery: Ensure timely, high-quality delivery of software projects according to established roadmaps and commitments, adhering to agile development methodologies and collaborating closely with the Scrum Master.
  • Reporting and Communication: Provide regular updates on software development progress, key performance indicators (KPIs), obstacles, and shifts in priorities to the Director of Engineering and leadership team members.
  • DevOps Support: Maintain and evolve internal DevOps systems to support ongoing development efforts.
  • Work Planning: Set and achieve objectives in alignment with the Director of Engineering, managing personal work plans effectively.
  • Leadership Development: Guide, mentor, and coach technical leaders and team members within the software development teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Continuous Improvement: Establish and execute a plan for ongoing enhancement of software development, focusing on product quality and minimizing technical debt.
  • Monitoring and Coordination: Implement mechanisms to monitor, manage, and report progress on all software development activities while ensuring adherence to agreed-upon procedures and best practices.
  • Collaboration and Coordination: Coordinate software delivery across product ranges, collaborating closely with Requirements Management, Product Management, and Project Management to determine delivery priorities.
  • Quality Assurance: Advocate for and utilize automated test procedures where applicable, contributing to efforts aimed at improving the quality of Software Products.
  • Software Proficiency: Competently use the companies software products for effective task execution.
  • Internal Communication: Foster effective communication within the software development team and throughout the organization.

Mandatory Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in leading and managing development teams, demonstrating mentorship, conflict resolution, and team-building abilities.
  • Proven track record of cultivating a collaborative and inclusive team culture.
  • Previous experience as a C++ development engineer.
  • Skill in prioritizing time and resources to meet deadlines in line with organizational objectives.
  • Strong familiarity with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) and their application in product/project management.
  • Solid understanding of software development principles, practices, and emerging technologies, encompassing Build environments, IDE’s, CI & CD methodologies, and DevOps.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and digital communication skills, adept at presenting information clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a considerate approach towards team members’ perspectives and needs.

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Experience as a Scrum Master and conducting agile ceremonies.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware.
  • Proficiency in GitLab, Jenkins, and Jira.
  • Understanding of cross-platform development.
  • Familiarity with display systems and media servers.

Established in Didsbury, Connexa Technology Ltd is becoming one of the UK’s fastest growing IT and Technology recruitment companies.

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