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Development Manager£ 55,000 - £70,000

Ref: VR/07364

Location: Horsham, UK

Type: Permanent

A field leading organisation.

Overall Purpose of the Job:

Ensure that development teams are working efficiently and effectively; leading the expansion and professional development of our development teams; representing our development teams in our Schroders and customer relationships.


About the Role:

  • Line management of Enable, Fusion & Wealth Platform development team leads
  • Line management of test team lead
  • Lead recruitment and induction of new developers
  • Participate in recruitment of new testers and BAs
  • Training development team in new and current technologies
  • Implementing new development processes
  • Training support team and assisting individuals to move into a development role
  • Admin of software tools and licences
  • Code reviews and supervising code checkins
  • Managing resource to meet the pipeline of product requirements
  • Work with technical architects to ensure effective implementation of solution designs
  • Work with technical architects to ensure effective implementation of solution designs


Key Activities & Responsibilities:

Recruitment - Developers, QA & BA
Induction - Developers
Training & mentoring - Developers, test & support teams
Line management - Developer leads & test lead
Technical Leadership & Implementation - Development teams
Schroders relationship - Development & digital
Business relationship - Represent development team at Design Council and customer meetings
Project management - Helping refine agile processes and improve development efficiency


Project & Goals:

  • Establish a graduate recruitment programme / apprenticeship scheme
  • Achieve Microsoft Gold Partner status
  • Produce and improve on development KPIs
  • Take on project management role for key development projects:
    - Fusion SIPP
    - Fusion BAU


Qualifications & Skills:

  • Experience in interviewing and line managing developers
  • Agile Scrum
  • TFS, GIT
  • C#, .NET framework, ASP.NET, ReactJS
  • SOLID, DDD, NServiceBus, Distributed System Architecture
  • Azure, SQL Server


Other skills / experience that would be useful are:

  • Financial Services industry experience


Personal Characteristics:

  • Effective organisational skills
  • Highly motivated with an attention to detail
  • Ability to motivate others
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Salary: £55,000 - £70,000 Per annum

Ben Turner

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