Software Development Manager

Location New York, NY
Job Type Permanent
Salary Attractive salary & benefits
Reference 31056

Now hiring a Software Development Manager to lead a team and co-ordinate the entire product development process to ensure the timely delivery of products.

Key Deliverables:

Facilitated Continuous Improvement

- Integrates the team and department processes and procedures effectively with company wide processes and procedures.

- Effectively communicates and implements processes and procedures in the team and with stakeholders.

- Reviews processes and procedures on a quarterly basis to determine effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness.

- Ensures that all team processes and procedures are clearly documented, according to agreed documentation standards.

- Identifies and ensures that the necessary processes and procedures are in place to meet business objectives.

Facilitated Project Delivery

- Reviews documentation within project schedule.

- Provides status report to Product Manager, on a weekly basis.

- Communicates with external parties regarding the product, as and when necessary.

- Effectively resolves escalated project risks.

- Monitors progress of projects to ensure that they are on track with the schedule.

- Co-ordinates projects to ensure that prioritized deadlines are met.

Manage Team

- Effectively allocates appropriate resources to projects, in conjunction with Product and Project

- Management teams, to ensure that project deadlines and requirements are met.

- Participates in the recruitment of new staff, when necessary.

- Ensures that company issues, policies and procedures are communicated to the team within 7 days.

- Ensures that the team members are equipped with the requisite skill set required for both current and future projects by developing a training and career development plan for each team member.

- Documents the performance appraisal results and maintains a portfolio of evidence for each team member.

- Conducts performance appraisals of department members at least twice a year

- Ensures that the team business plan is aligned with the company strategy and working towards achieving the strategy.

- Monitors performance of team members on an ongoing basis and takes effective steps to deal with nonperformance.

- Provides feedback to the Product Manager, on a weekly basis, regarding team performance and project progress.

- Oversees all aspects of the team by facilitating and resolving issues, through effective problem solving and communication skills.

Facilitated Software Development

- Provides detailed and comprehensive specifications to developers, when necessary.

- Determines most effective and efficient software design to meet specifications, when necessary.

- Ensures that the project schedule, as pertains to his/her team's tasks, are regularly updated.

- Signs off developed software provided by developers.

- Ensures that all the produced artefacts are versioned correctly and accurately.

Technical Skills & Experience

- 5-8 years of software development experience on a variety of projects.

- A strong academic background (formal qualification, HND, Degree or equivalent experience)

- Good working knowledge of OO languages, preferably

- Working knowledge of current web languages such as HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript

- Advocate of Agile development methodologies (Scrum, TDD, DDD)

- Has a comprehensive understanding of the full life cycle of the software development process

- Strong Communication Skills

- Strong mentoring and leadership skills

- Impeccable time-management

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Strong relationship management at all levels of the hierarchy

- Strong business acumen


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