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Engineering Manager - £100K

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Job Description

Engineering Manager required for Market Leading investment software Organisation


Salary/ Benefits

  • Salary up to £100k+10% bonus
  • Group Pension
  • Wellness programs
  • Income protection
  • Life insurance
  • Other marketing lead benefits

The Client:

The Client operates at the heart of the world's financial, energy and commodities markets.

We are professional intermediaries playing a pivotal role in the world's financial markets, covering FX, Rates, Credit, Equities, Energy & Commodities.

Globally, we are a leading provider of services to market participants, with execution via a range of regulated venues, covering a full spectrum of over-the-counter (OTC) asset classes. Matching buyers and sellers, we facilitate the development of liquidity and price discovery in these markets and provide insight and context to our clients. We operate a hybrid model where brokers provide business-critical intelligence to clients. It's supplemented by proprietary screens for historical data, analytics and execution functionality.

Our clients include banks, insurance companies, pension and hedge funds, asset managers, energy producers and refiners, as well as risk and compliance managers and charities.

We are known in the market for our Honesty, Integrity and Excellence in the provision of service to our clients. Above all else, we Respect our clients and each other, without bias. Employees are expected to uphold the values and principles of our cultural framework in performance of their job duties.

Job Duties

The Technical Development Manager (TDM) will manage multiple technical delivery teams with the support of the Architects. The TDM will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of their teams and ensure that the overall delivery capability is utilised effectively to ensure alignment with programme and strategic goals.

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

Risk Responsibilities

  • Ensure that you understand the risks and controls on your department; what could go wrong, what controls you have to prevent/detect or contain these.
  • All staff have defined risk management responsibilities. The Group imposes additional responsibilities on line-managers and senior managers. It is critical that all staff discharge their risk management responsibilities when undertaking their role. Specific responsibilities are incorporated into employee objectives, and your performance against these objectives will be assessed as part of the firm's performance management process. You will also be required to confirm that you have discharged your risk management responsibilities through the annual risk management attestation process.

Education/Professional Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent industry experience


  • Experience of line management of a software delivery team
  • 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


  • Experience of Managing Teams in an agile software delivery team
  • 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 experience
  • Experience of using agile tooling to support team delivery


  • Open to innovative ideas/ experiences and ability to create new ideas, approaches or insights
  • Seeks opportunities for improvements
  • Handles situations and problems with innovation and creativity

Dynamic & Competitive

  • Demonstrates high levels of energy in seeking out and achieving new goals
  • Goes that "extra mile"
  • Is a self-starter
  • Shows evidence of being comfortable working in fast paced or pressured environments
  • Enjoys a challenge and is able to escalate
  • Does not give up easily

Open & Communicative

  • Adapts communication style to suit audience
  • Projects personal credibility
  • Interacts confidently without being overbearing
  • Ability to work effectively in a high pressure environment
  • Keeps emotions under control in difficult situations
  • Handles criticism constructively

Professional Integrity

  • Able to demonstrate honesty, integrity and professionalism
  • Promotes loyalty to The Client and its principles
  • Works ethically and shows respect for both professional and company values


  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organised with a proactive approach
  • Strong analytical ability and problem solving skills

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Java/Javascript/Golang jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Ben Sidebotham in the strictest confidence. Or contact Ben on 02890 330 250.