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Software Team Manager - Agile / CD / Machine Learning

  • Location: Nottinghamshire
  • Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, pension, life
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Software Team Manager - Agile / CD / CI / Machine Learning

We are working with a world-leading Software-as-a-Service business helping them search for a new Software Engineering Manager to provide leadership over a brand new Scrum team. 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.

The role provides leadership over a new team that are being formed to introduce Machine Learning capability into their already world-leading software platform. The intention is to not only enhance their use of data to make business decisions, but also to create new products. As such this role will not only manage the outputs of the team, but continuously improve software engineering best practices, as well ongoing people & resource management.

This role gives an incoming Software Development Manager the chance to help grow this team, but also represent it across their global business and contribute to global engineering best practices. As things stand, our client are currently introducing a microservices architecture and increasing automating testing & deployments, plus leveraging the use of Cloud-based solutions like AWS.

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.

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