Software Manager (Engineering)

Ref No. 22609
Wales - Newport
Posted 12 Jan 2021


Salary: Please contact us

Employment: Permanent

Job description

IntaPeople are currently working with a market leading manufacturing business in Newport who require an experienced and forward-thinking Software Development Manager. Due to year-on-year growth this position has been created to report directly into the Engineering Director and support them within the wider software team. You’ll manage a software development team of 15 of which 9 are current direct reports.

This is a really exciting time to join the business as they invest and ramp up their software/IT estate. They are heavily investing in brand new technology and processes which ultimately will move towards Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the future. The business is part of a wider group who are estimated to be worth $5 billion so career stability is available.

Key responsibilities:

  • Management of the Software Development team (15 members split between software developers and testers)
  • Management of monthly software release cycles and sprints which include including prioritisation, task allocation, review, testing, team stand ups/meetings
  • Support the Director of the Platform Engineering and wider management team
  • Ensure good working practices are followed and lead by example
  • Establish relationships with Product Management, Engineering Teams, Field Teams and customers to ensure the team continues to deliver required solutions
  • Develop quality metrics and methodologies in order to meaningfully measure and improve software quality
  • Bring new ideas to the table and create fresh opportunities for the business/team
  • Contribute to the development of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities within the company’s wider offering

Previous, Software Management experience in a high-tech industry is essential along with working knowledge of Microsoft Azure DevOps and Continuous Integration and static analysis tools.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Software Engineering Management experience (minimum of 10+ team members)
  • Experience working with a Manufacturing / Engineering environment (not web development/software houses) 
  • People management – reviews, leadership, progression , development
  • Engineering, Manufacturing or transferable industry experience
  • Knowledge/exposure to Microsoft Azure and DevOps practices
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Able to lead by example and be approachable
  • Be results driven and focus on the needs of the business and customers

Role overview:

  • Software Development Management (Engineering/Manufacturing sectors)
  • Salary offering £65,000 -£75,000 depending on experience / knowledge
  • Annual Bonus - performance based
  • Company car or Car allowance (up to £425 pm)
  • Remote working blend 2-3days per week or to meet the needs of the business  
  • Excellent location with free onsite parking
  • Competitive benefits package

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