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IT Development Manager

Reference:

VAC-127

Sector:

IT

Salary:

£40,000 to £50,000 Per Annum

Town/City:

Wednesbury, West Midlands

Contract Type:

Permanent

IT Development Manager Location :

  • Wednesbury, West Midlands Reporting to :Head of IT The Company.
  • This company is a growing , independently owned family of businesses including a two -man home delivery business.

We are ambitious to improve the quality of our services at every opportunity. We specialise in delivering bulky, high -value purchases such as furniture, electronics, beds and white goods to homeowners, most of which are pur chased via retailers’ websites.

We are also developing new businesses for Haulage, Construction & Courier services amongst others. The Role is to Plan, Direct and coordinate activities relating to software development?

Manage UK Development team to ensure adherence to agile ceremonies and coding standards?

Monitor and oversee all development activity in the development team as required - reporting and resolving issues / blockers and ensuring timescales are met?

Set attainable goals for all team members in order to ensure projects are delivered on time and to required quality?

Manage comprehensive project plans that merge customer requirements with company goals and coordinate technical personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementa tion?

Act as interpreter between IT and Operations, translating technical Agile methodologies into more classical operational reporting enabling transparency of delivery effort, deliverables and milestones?

Communicate proactively with all involved personn el to provide encouragement, identify problems, create solutions, and high levels of solutions adoption. ?

Represent the Development team in meetings at all functional levels. ? Review Unit tests and ensure effective testing of all development activities. ? Document, review and maintain development standards to adhere to latest techniques and development tools.

The Candidate ? Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience ?

Atlassian JIRA, Confluence and Service Desk Champion?

Experience managing multiple work streams, preferably with microservices projects?

Experience managing Mo bile App Development and Web Development projects?

Extensive leadership experience and strong team leading abilities?

Excellent problem -solving skills ?

Minimum three years development management experience, including development work and interactions with cus tomers ?

Experience of working with and managing offshore teams and resources