27th July 2017

Software Development Manager

Reference: BBBH13490

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Salary: £55,000 - £75,000 Date Posted: 27/07/2017

Software Development Manager – .Net | DevOps | Cloud

.Net, Agile, Distributed Environments, DevOps

Belfast City Centre

We are delighted to be exclusively representing a Multi-award winning UK market leading Financial Technology company who are setting up their prime development office in Belfast. This is an extremely exciting time for Belfast’s technology sector especially in the Machine Learning, Cloud and DevOps space.

One of the hottest companies in the UK fin-tech market. As the company have a very progressive cutting edge approach to business and technology this makes this opportunity unmissable.

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 Belfast development team ensuring world class development processes, to deliver great code on time and to quality targets; it is expected the candidate will have a strong developer background with up to date knowledge of lean distributed development processes and development in the cloud. In detail the role will manages development project from initial design through testing while providing strategic management direction.

Essential Functions

  1. Exercises independent judgement and discretion in overall project management by prioritising, planning and tracking project progress.
  2. Designs, develops and modifies programs, including prototypes.
  3. Researches product development options and provides analysis for product direction.
  4. Consults with internal departments to identify customer needs and include into project objectives. Provides support regarding product development to internal departments.
  5. 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.
  6. Creates related documentation.


  1. Technical Capacity.
  2. Leadership
  3. Project Management.
  4. Communication Proficiency.
  5. Performance Management.
  6. Problem Solving/Analysis.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.

Required Education and Experience

  1. At least 10 years of experience developing software with five years of experience developing managing teams developing software with project management experience.
  2. B.S. in computer science, information systems or equivalent experience.
  3. Experience of operating in a distributed organisation with development located separately to the stakeholders.

Excellent comprehensive benefits package: Bonus, Vouchers, Staff Discounts to various events, Flexitime, VHI / Pension, Remote working etc.

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

Please submit your application or call the specialist consultant in Abacus Recruitment on 028 9031 3157 for a confidential career discussion or explore other jobs in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dublin or London.

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Ewan Lockhart

Ewan Lockhart

Senior IT Recruitment Consultant


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