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Development Manager

  • Location:

    Birkenhead

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Job ref:

    J2215

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-07-04

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more. We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 10,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive. We acquired a top development and consulting organisation in Romania, Timisoara and are looking to recruit talent to go on our exciting journey. Product We are the leading provider of hospitality software solutions in the UK for very good reason. We have developed Purchase to Pay technology which has revolutionised the hospitality procurement marketplace. Our solutions have been specifically tailored to address a control requirement within the hospitality industry with the clear objective of improving efficiency, increasing profitability and significantly streamlining processes. Our comprehensive suite of tools integrate with each other, providing you with a single touch point to control all your business costs in one easy to use system. Job Role This Development Manager role will manage a development team in our Hospitality Division. Reporting to the Head of Development, and working closely with the Divisional Management Team, the Development Manager will have accountability for ensuring our software meets business requirements and aligns with technology and governance standards and ensure delivery of on-time, quality solutions. About you: Demonstrates motivational leadership and drives high performance teams, ensuring they are equipped to achieve success within their roles. Uses process, tooling and engagement techniques to get the best from teams. Excellent communicator able to communicate at all levels and adopt a flexible, pragmatic & consultative approach. Can deliver challenging messages in a positive and pragmatic approach.  Strong tactical delivery and planning focus, leading agile development teams and projects and working with Product Managers to manage the delivery of agreed requirements. Manages resourcing and capacity against multiple concurrent workstreams, ensuring considerations for code management, quality activities and customer commitments are included.  Pro-actively manages technical roadmap, team attrition risk and technical risks to the product alongside project deliverables.  Understanding of various technologies, data structures, development best practice and Object Oriented Design principles and their application to problem solving.  Delivering complex, high quality software development projects to time & budget, using technology to bring commercial value.  Uses metrics, analysis and engagement feedback to understand and improve operational efficiency. Pro-actively identifies areas for improvement for the team(s), prioritises according to risk and commercial factors, and coaches the team towards self-sufficiency. Able to guide development teams by asking right questions that helps them better understand the problem they need to solve Day-to-day, you will: Create the project plan/forecast for project delivery against agreed scope and provide regular, transparent progress reports to the Divisional Head of Development, Programme Management and Divisional Management Team. Lead & drives the software development team(s) to deliver their commitments on the project, highlighting any impediments/impairments in good time and forming resolution plans to bring projects back in line. Drive the development team(s) best practice, operational excellence and reliable, transparent deliverables against project commitments. Play a critical tactical role to the delivery of projects against the divisional and departmental strategic goals; providing clear, regular credible forecasts & reports to the Division and Department leaders. Collaborate with Product Owners, QA Leads and Divisional Head of Development to ensure alignment and delivery of collaborative projects (such as integration). Work with the Head of Product to initiate and sponsor functional development projects for responsible products based on agreed business cases and agreed business requirements. Develop and implement a launch plan for responsible products, working closely with all departments to execute the plan. Lead, motivate, develop, appraise and manage the performance of the team to ensure that they have the skills and support to achieve their potential and meet the company’s needs. Assist in the formulation of pragmatic technical strategies for the teams, to support corporate as well as divisional objectives Work with the other Development Managers to understand & implement best practice, agile methodologies, knowledge sharing and technical challenges across the wider portfolio of products. Work closely with Product Management, Support and Customer Success to ensure high value customer needs are delivered within the product releases. Use programming experience to provide technical guidance, clear thinking and commercially-pragmatic decision-making; leading & mentoring developers to make better decisions & credible delivery plans. Work in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures. With experience as a well-rounded Development Manager, your Skills and Experiences likely include: C# and .NET Framework 4.8 Microsoft ASP.NET Web Forms Microsoft ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI HTML, CSS – including Less JavaScript and TypeScript Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Profiling Software Design patterns Git version control Experience developing performant, scalable SaaS web-based systems Understanding agile software development principles and practices Understanding technical issues and considerations and provide constructive feedback to the development team and other stakeholders Excellent documentation skills, attention to detail and an ability to communicate detailed technical issues to stakeholders and to the internal business/project team Experience using JIRA or similar software packages for managing work What does Access offer you? We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to make you successful. We will help you carve out your career path. You will enjoy lots of training both in the UK and in Romania to accelerate your career. In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to grow, you will enjoy a fun environment on top of our standard benefits.