Software Development Manager

REF: 906060_1609761161

  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Location: Greater Belfast

MCS Group are delighted to partner once again with TP ICAP as they search for a Technical Development Manager to join their rapidly expanding Belfast based team.

You will be responsible for the strategic delivery of a number of software teams alongside a team of seasoned architects in their Belfast Based Global Development Hub. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the company as they embark on a new company wide migration to AWS Cloud and influence in how it is planned and delivered.

You will have responsibility for the overall delivery and day to day operation of these rapidly expanding teams. You input will ensure that there is effective alignment with the company programme and wider strategic goals.

Role responsibilities:

Planning, Prioritisation, SDLC and Delivery

  • Participate in Roadmap Planning to identify delivery stream Milestones and ensure clear and useful feedback to stakeholders and feed into wider programme initiatives
  • Facilitate and use team delivery metrics to assist with the estimation of milestone completion and feed this information into roadmap planning
  • Ensure up-stream deliverables (for example business cases and requirements) are completed to a consistent level of completeness and detail, to help achieve successful delivery
  • Help define project scope, goals and deliverables to support business and strategic initiatives
  • Utilise preferred planning and prioritisation tooling to capture and track deliveries, identify issues and help with roadmap and iteration planning and prioritisation
  • Ensure the team engages in a well defined SDLC that supports planning, prioritisation and delivery needs

Communication and People Management

  • Communicate to senior management and stakeholders on a regular basis, including delivering progress reports
  • Set and continually manage project milestones with team members and other stakeholders
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely, clear and concise manner
  • Communicate with the wider technology teams to coordinate interdependencies and resolve issues
  • Communicate with governance streams to ensure adherence to and development of process, quality and architectural design
  • Create the necessary project reports for all the appropriate Programme Boards and Steering Groups
  • Participation in retrospectives
  • Lead the software team to deliver high quality and innovative software solutions
  • Provide leadership and guidance to coach, motivate and lead team members to their optimum performance levels and career development

Change, Risk and Issue Management

  • Guide and support team to identify and escalate risks as appropriate
  • Ensure inter-project dependencies and projects risks are understood and managed
  • Guide and support team in implementation and adherence to Change Control principles
  • Proactively manage changes to project scope, identify potential risks and issues and produce contingency plans
  • Work with peers to identify and manage project dependencies and critical paths across the entire delivery portfolio

Essential criteria

Education/Professional Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent industry experience

Professional Competencies

  • Experience of line management of a software delivery team

Technical Competencies

  • Enterprise system experience
  • Management experience within a software delivery team
  • Experience of delivering platforms and services across multiple teams
  • Experience of coordinating deliveries across multiple delivery teams
  • Experience of the full software development lifecycle in a technical role (such as an Engineer) in a multi-team delivery

Desirable criteria

Professional Competencies

  • Experience of Managing Teams in agile software delivery
  • Experience of transitioning applications and/or products from vendors or remote locations to local teams
  • Experience of delivering platforms and services across multiple teams
  • Experience of coordinating deliveries across multiple delivery teams
  • Experience of delivery in a regulated environment
  • Knowledge of Financial Markets, Systems and Products
  • Financial sector experience

Technical Competencies

  • Technical experience
  • Experience of using agile tooling to support team delivery