01st February 2019

Software Development Manager

Reference: BBBH13490

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Salary: £55,000 - £70,000 Date Posted: 01/02/2019

Software Development Manager

Company have won numerous awards – Best company to work for | Best Tech etc.

UK leaders in their industry Technology Software House

Belfast & Derry & London – Salary D.O.E. – No travel

We are delighted to be representing a multi-award-winning UK leading Software company. Technology company who are growing their Software development team in a cool new modern office in Belfast city centre. This is an extremely exciting time for Belfast’s technology sector as the company have invested in R&D and pioneered AI Chatbot technology that’s breaking ground.

One of the coolest and fastest growing companies in NI right now. As the company have a very progressive cutting-edge approach to business and technology this makes this opportunity unmissable.

The successful Software Development Manager will be building and running lean agile development teams particularly in distributed mode.


This role will have day to day responsibility of running the Project development team ensuring excellent development processes, to deliver great code on time; it is expected the candidate will have a strong developer background with up to date knowledge of lean distributed development. In detail the role will manage the development project from initial design through testing while providing strategic management direction.

Essential Functions

  1. At least 8 years of experience developing software with 2 years of experience developing managing teams developing software with project management experience.
  2. S. in computer science, information systems or equivalent experience.
  3. Experience of operating in a distributed organisation with development located separately to the stakeholders.
  4. Contribute to the strategic direction and Technical Roadmap.
  5. Manage the release and planning meetings, along with Management Team.
  6. Designs, develops and modifies programs.
  7. Encourage innovation by driving improvement in CI/CD and Software testing practises.
  8. Conduct code reviews and provide quality feedback.
  9. Manage communication between Software teams and customers – prioritise issues
  10. Manages and directs developers, QA, DevOps and DBA’s. Evaluates employee performance, sets expectations and goals for department and individual staff members, recruits, disciplines and trains staff.


  1. Technical Capacity – ideally a background in either JavaScript, Node.js, AngularJS, React Redux, Backbone, HTML5, CSS, LESS, MongoDB, PHP, MySQL, Web Services. Will consider other technical backgrounds such as Java / JVM / Opensource / C#.
  2. Leadership / Project Management / Communication Proficiency.
  3. Performance Management – Focus on quality
  4. Agile Methodologies

Excellent comprehensive benefits package: Bonus, Vouchers, Staff Discounts, Flexitime, VHI / Pension, Remote working, Car parking, and much more.

Keywords: Software Development Manager, Technical Manager, Technical Lead, Head of Development, Engineering Manager

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant in Abacus on 02890313157 for a confidential career discussion. Did you know? Abacus is NI’s only Highly Rated Recruiter with 4.5 Stars for customer satisfaction (Independent review site Feefo).

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