11th February 2019

Software Engineering Manager

Reference: BBBH15709

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 Date Posted: 11/02/2019

Software Engineering Manager

Exciting Greenfield projects/modern technology

Location: Belfast City Centre

Salary D.O.E. Negotiable | BEST Benefits on the market – see below

Abacus Group are delighted to be representing one of the best companies in Belfast right now to work for. This is an opportunity to work on technology that will have a huge impact globally, highly diverse project work. The company have their share of industry leading experts and actively celebrate; problem solvers, creative thinkers, innovators.

They are rapidly growing their Software development team in a cool new modern open plan office in Belfast city centre. The project work will be highly exciting new greenfield work on a next generation data service. The successful Software Engineer Manager will lead a group of functions including Systems Analysis & BA, Software Development, and QA.


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 technical 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.

Overview of main accountabilities:

  1. Provide Leadership / Guide / Mentor / Motivate & Lead team.
  2. Communication Proficiency in delivering feedback in service delivery and support.
  3. Performance Management – Focus on quality
  4. Agile Methodologies
  5. Build out personal development plans for individuals, and work with upper management in training.
  6. Continue to foster a DevSecOps culture in the team.
  7. Experience of operating in a distributed organisation with development located separately to the stakeholders.
  8. Contribute to the strategic direction and Technical Roadmap.
  9. Manage the release and planning meetings, along with Management Team.
  10. Designs, develops and modifies programs.
  11. Encourage innovation by driving improvement in CI/CD and Software testing practises.
  12. Conduct code reviews and provide quality feedback.
  13. Manage communication between Software teams and customers – prioritise issues
  14. 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.

What we’re looking for:

  • We’d like you the successful Manager of Software Engineering to have significant experience in leading software development teams, and providing technical leadership and direction to projects, either as a Technical Lead, Software Architect or Development Manager.
  • We’d expect strong knowledge of SDLC and a good understanding of Agile methodology.
  • We’d like the person to have a strong technical background


  • Hands on with AWS technologies.
  • Prior experience working in financial services.
  • Experience working with BDD methodologies
  • Experience using Confluence, JIRA, or other Atlassian tools.

Comprehensive benefits package: Exceptional benefits on offer: Namely Bonus up to 15%, Pension anything up to 16%, Family cover Vhi, Dental, Life Insurance X4, Income protection, Equity etc. Not to mention real tech culture, innovation rewarded celebrated, future proof modern tech used on greenfield projects, use of Big Data Analytics tools and AI Machine Learning technology.

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

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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Ewan Lockhart

Ewan Lockhart

Team Leader, IT

028 9099 5224

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