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Software Development Manager - Agile / CD / CI / SaaS

  • Location: Nottinghamshire
  • Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + BUPA, Pension, Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Software Development Manager - Agile / CD / CI / SaaS

Agile aficionados that want to help shape a SaaS function over the next few years, plus have a clear pathway to a Head of Development role- read on!!

We are working with a world-leading Software-as-a-Service business helping them search for a Software Development Manager to provide leadership over 2 Scrum teams totalling 14/15 people. The client have been practicing Agile with Scrum & some Kanban for around 7-8 years, with the development function currently maturing towards a Continuous Deployment model.

This role gives an incoming Software Development Manager the chance to help our client continue to mature those best practices, introducing increased automation and helping them move to towards faster builds & deployments.


One team is made of back-end Java Developers + QA + a Product Owner, with the other made up of UI Developers + QA + a Product Owner, totally 14-15 heads presently.

The clients ideal profile

The candidate the client are looking for would be someone from a Software Development background that can 'talk tech with techies' and understand the current trends in the technology space. You will have previous experience of working closely with Software Development teams, with an in-depth knowledge of Agile, plus development best practice such as BDD, Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment.


Whilst not hands-on with the technology, you still need to be able to understand the technology there. You will have background in building, leading & motivating teams, able to lead Scrum teams and improve development process & tooling.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Broad/Proven work experience in software development and leadership.
  • Able to work at strategic, as well as detail, level and can engage with stakeholders across a wide range.
  • Strong leadership capabilities ensuring a highly performing and engaged team
  • Passion, creativity, deep expertise, openness, flexibility and drive. Practicality and common sense are essential
  • We want you to have a keen interest in the business, not just a given technical problem; understanding the big picture and how your work fits into it
  • Broad experience of Agile delivery and knowledge of Agile techniques such as User Stories, Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), Test-driven development (TDD), Continuous Integration & Delivery and Automated Testing etc.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and presentation skills - service orientation, collaboration, facilitation and negotiation skills, situational awareness and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to understand technical issues and facilitate discussions to resolution.
  • Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Broad experience of Java 1.7+ application development.
  • Knowledge of containerisation, virtualisation, micro-services architecture, cloud, SaaS & PaaS platforms.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration, delivery and build automation processes.

Oscar Technology Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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