Software Development Manager




Anita Dale


North Yorkshire


IT & Digital


Up to 33 days holiday, salary sacrifice holiday, flexible hours, government pension, free gym, onsite creche, staff discount

Start Date

Software Development Manager sought by a leading niche, premium financial services company based near York with the majority stake in their field and a growing international presence.

The Role:

As Development Manager you’ll manage the planning, implementation and maintenance of web apps and system software, with many upcoming IT projects. You’ll manage the development teams in end to end delivery and support of software products and services. You will:

  • Coordinate the development teams, allocating resources in line with strategy & objectives
  • Manage / oversee maintenance of current website file structures and related technologies
  • Manage the development cycle, coding practice and deadlines
  • Review and report on velocity of development teams; action improvements where needed
  • Project management: development cycle, coding practice & deadlines, production & implementation management
  • Work with all Departments to improve IT systems and web apps/services
  • Identify problems, evaluate trends and anticipate requirements
  • Secure services and data against perceived disasters and support in maintaining appropriate disaster recovery plans
  • Minimise waste in development process by driving an automation agenda where suitable
  • Identify risks and implement mitigating controls
  • Line manage engineers in the team, oversee and evaluate work
  • Recruit, train and motivate software engineers and monitor productivity
  • Advise on software development management issues
  • Prioritise and assist in technical queries
  • Be first point of contact with third party technical teams

The successful Development Manager should have:

  • 5 years’ experience in Software Development
  • At least 2 years’ experience of leading and managing a development team
  • Degree educated (additional IT qualifications are beneficial but not essential)
  • Technical and software development skills
  • Software Development Lifecycle and structured change management
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Business and Enterprise architecture best practices
  • Ability to understand, interpret and integrate emerging software development technologies
  • Development knowledge in different project delivery methodologies e.g. Agile, Waterfall
  • Experience of hiring and managing highly skilled software engineers
  • Have a strong understanding of system design and software architecture
  • Able to engage with engineers, architects and Head of IT on how best to design systems
  • Strong people management skills
  • Knowledge of development in IBM (AS/400 iSeries) is desirable
  • Knowledge of key regulatory requirements in Financial Services is desirable
  • Due to office location, you’ll need to be a driver and vehicle owner

In return for you hard work you’ll receive a great benefits package including:

  • £50,000 – £60,000 depending on experience
  • Up to 33 days’ holiday including bank holidays plus long-service increase
  • Salary sacrifice holiday scheme
  • Excellent flexible working arrangement
  • Free onsite gym
  • Onsite crèche
  • Staff discount
  • Government pension
  • Free nights out and events
  • Free parking
  • Free hot drinks
  • Free workwear

Development Manager

York, North Yorkshire commutable from Harrogate, Leeds, Thirsk, Wetherby, Ripon, Tadcaster, Pontefract etc

Salary from £50,000 + excellent benefits




North Yorkshire


United Kingdom


Above 50000

Job Type:



Full Time

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