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Senior Software Engineering Manager-(Java and AWS)

Job Description

Senior Software Engineering Manager

The Opportunity

My client is launching a Development team in the new Belfast office to partner with an exceptional client base that includes some of the world's largest financial institutions.

The key hire for the Java team will be the Engineering Manager who will be responsible for establishing and leading a new team. As such, this is an exciting opportunity to help build a new team and a new site, both of which will be crucial to my client's ongoing success.


  • Be accountable for all team deliverables, ensuring appropriate prioritisation and resource allocation to deliver on-time and to the required quality standard
  • Mentor and support the Flagship team with a strong focus on continuous improvement
  • Review architecture and contribute to enterprise level systems
  • Create a supportive and trusting environment to facilitate full team engagement. Foster close cooperation and communication across all team members; encourage cross-training and team support
  • Work closely with Product Management to support short and long-term planning and to prioritise deliverables on an ongoing basis
  • Define, track and report team objectives and key performance indicators
  • Anticipate and address impediments to team delivery to enable optimal functionality and productivity
  • Provide regular, ongoing feedback to team members on performance and development


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant course
  • A minimum of 6 years' recent experience in a technical leadership role
  • Demonstrable experience of guiding a team in agile methodologies and practices
  • Demonstrable ability to successfully lead technology projects and to effectively create a high-performing team environment
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a software development role, including:
    • Requirements analysis, design, coding and unit testing.
    • Object-oriented design methodology and application development in .Net
  • Experience with modern web technologies
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies
  • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organisation.

About Me:

I specialise in Engineering Management candidates here at VANRATH and work with a variety of clients in all sectors. At VANRATH we partner with you, providing up to date information on credible companies and roles that best match your skill-set or aspirations.

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