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  » Posted on: 01-08-2018

Position or Job Title Platforms and Development Manager
Company CV-Library Ltd
Recruiter Reference itjobspost/208365874
Position Location (City) Reading
County/Area West Sussex
Country United Kingdom
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Description & Requirements

Job Description
Reporting to: Head of Client Technology Location: Reading

Role Purpose

As part of the Client Technology Delivery team, a Platforms & Development Manager is required to join a leading organisation in their industry. The successful candidate will take ownership of the software development team where you will be responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders within the business to ensure effective delivery of applications with the goal of creating re-usable platforms for our Clients; thereby enabling ongoing business development through optimised cost-to-serve operational solutions. The Platforms & Development Manager will be exposed to exciting and cutting-edge technologies and projects and over time we will seek to include capability such as AI and data analytics in our platforms.

Job Description

* Build and manage a team of high-performing software developer professionals * Lead and coach the agile and collaborative approaches to delivery and continuous improvement and delivery cultures within software development * Act as technology Product Owner for the Client enabling platforms of the business * Maximise ROI from purchased software learning how to use properly through participation in user groups and learning; thereby focusing internal development on value-add and integration * Develop a software and delivery strategy for clients to consume appropriate technology at their premises (e.g. API and Cloud models) for @Client resourcing opportunities to increase Huntswood perceived value * Enable and drive the wider team to be more self-organising and cross-functional * Act as a guide and mentor for team members and take responsibility for the delivery of the team’s output, provide direction and evangelise Secure Agile SDLC practices and methodologies * Pro-actively contribute to the Client Technology department’s processes for change quality, productivity and pace * Oversee the packaging of software change releases to the right and repeatable quality * Work with project sponsors and their teams to define the relevant User Stories and Quality/Test approaches * Continue to review and improve the solution platforms and software development offerings or knowledge base allowing issues to be fixed in a timely fashion and minimising client downtime * Document and enforce software development standards to enable the provision of products and services with more efficiency, lower risk and reduced customer impact * Identify opportunities to improve overall performance through training or technical enhancements, and automation of processes * Track adherence to Technology Policies, Processes & Procedures to ensure changes conform and where risks or quality gaps exist, notify the respective Technology Management stakeholder * Following Huntswood’s change management process for software installations, upgrades and patching in the Client Technology context * Train and mentor resources with regards to software engineering, APIs, error handling and other skills that are often learned through experience

Essential skills

* Experience of taking ownership/leadership * A technical background with at least 5 years software development management or lead developer experience in mixed software package / bespoke code contexts * A strong background in secure Agile/SCRUM and test-driven development (TDD) methodologies * Strong verbal communication skills, and an ability to lead stakeholders of all levels in an Agile/SCRUM based approach * Experience of business process workflow, data analytics/MI or systems that manage people on projects, document or case management systems * Creating functional specifications and an ability to develop and understand end-user needs/requirements * A strong focus on managing change within technology ensuring that cultural and behaviour change are understood and managed * Ensure benefits can be measured and realised * Flexibility to work in an environment of continuous change/ambiguity (including priority changes) will be required with the ability to assess and improve operational policy, process & procedure * Highly organised, excellent time management, an investigative nature and logical approach to problem solving and ability/tenacity to drive issues to conclusion * Effective time management and organisation skills and keen attention to detail * A willingness to travel throughout the UK as directed by the Head of Client Technology * Management of appropriate collaboration tools such as Jira or Microsoft alternatives * Rest Services, HTML, CSS, C#, ASP.NET, MVC, HTML, SQL, JavaScript - additional experience with frameworks would be advantageous - AngularJS, Angular2, JQuery, Bootstrap, Node.JS, Knockout.JS

Core behaviours

To work with Huntswood’s employees are described as dependable, driven and collaborative. The job holder should be able to demonstrate they are;

* Confidential, reliable and genuine * Dynamic, passionate and determined * Friendly, compassionate and cooperative

"It's not just about what we do, but the way we do it. And it's our values that make us special

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Additional Details

Employment Authorisation Type of Position
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Salary and Package
£0 - £69000/annum
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