Software Development Manager

Ref: AH/ 2000299

Location: West Berks

Salary: to 52k + car allowance £5781 + comprehensive benefits

Our client is a leading software company with a reputation for quality going back more than 30 years. Continued growth leads them to seek a Software Development Manager in their West Berkshire HQ

Position Overview

You will lead and mentor a growing team of talented software engineers and managers and be responsible for the successful delivery of the application development lifecycle. As well as having a strong technical background, your excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and delivery focus will be vital in shaping the development processes, environment and our evolving products.

Reporting to the Head of Product Development, you will regularly collaborate with QA, Release, Project Management, Technical Support, Product Management and Sales in achieving your goals and to successful delivery to budget, time and quality. This role may require travel, therefore a valid Full UK driver’s licence is desirable

Main duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide architectural and technical leadership to the product development team
  • Management and execution of project plans and delivery, lead product development initiatives
  • Ensure all software engineering projects, initiatives and processes are in conformance with best practice standards and objectives
  • Management of departmental resources, staffing etc.
  • Manage employee performance and group productivity
  • Working with the senior management team to set, manage and deliver against revenue targets
  • Evolution of our software engineering practice, including unit testing strategy, reporting, tools and development methodology
  • Build an effective development organisation by challenging and motivating the group and fostering a culture of continuous improvement
  • Take primary responsibility to ensure software quality

Knowledge and Experience


  • Technology degree or equivalent
  • Solid depth of experience in software development at a senior level and experience as a Development Manager, including managing Managers
  • Knowledge and experience of industry standard methodologies, tools and processes for software development
  • Driving productivity and performance of development teams
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Coaching and mentoring, ability to be highly motivated and motivating
  • Strong presentation and leadership skills
  • Prepared to undertake UK and international travel


  • Project management and delivery of significant, complex commercial software projects to budget, time and quality
  • Proven experience of successfully delivering against revenue targets
  • Operated as part of senior software development management team
  • Managed remote resources/teams

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