Software Engineering Manager ( Tech for Good )

Job Description

VANRATH have partnered with a long standing client of ours in their search for another crucial position within the Belfast team. This highly respected, 'Tech for Good' company are in search of a seasoned, self-driven, and enthusiastic Engineering Manager to join their well established Engineering Team in Belfast. As Software Engineering Manager, you'll collaborate across various departments and sites, advocating for quality and fostering innovation among Engineers and the wider team.

*Candidates applying for this position must be able to come in to the Belfast office at least once a week*


  • Salary up to £80,000 + Bonus
  • Flexible working supported
  • Comprehensive private medical insurance for both individuals and families.
  • Dental insurance coverage for both individuals and families.
  • Discretionary annual bonus.
  • Pension scheme with solid match
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave provisions.
  • Free onsite car parking facilities.


  • Provide leadership to cross-functional engineering teams, offering mentorship, guidance, and support.
  • Ensure team adherence to software development processes and internal standards.
  • Identify new tools, processes, and techniques to enhance quality and efficiency, collaborating with leaders across departments for implementation.
  • Lead by example in technical expertise and architectural standards.
  • Drive a lean development methodology, fostering continuous improvement and creativity.
  • Influence testability during design and development phases.
  • Ensure features meet desired levels of quality, reliability, security, and performance.
  • Foster clear communication and collaboration, steering technical milestones.
  • Coordinate effectively with various groups for synchronised activities and shared success.
  • Maintain a culture of engineering leadership and innovation.

Essential Criteria:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of software engineering experience, including 3+ years in software management/leadership.
  • Experience with C# .NET or Java, SQL Server or Oracle, and JavaScript Frameworks.
  • Minimum of 2 years in Agile/Lean environment.
  • Familiarity with modern technologies and software design.
  • Understanding of Lean or Agile environment, continuous integration/deployment, and DevOps practices.
  • Experience in web application development and distributed environments.

Highly Desirable:

  • Experience with cloud environments (e.g., Azure or AWS).
  • Familiarity with software quality assurance tools and test automation.
  • Knowledge of Behavior/Test Driven development.
  • Previous exposure to UI technologies and frameworks like JavaScript, Angular, Vue.js.
  • Familiarity with containerisation frameworks like Docker, Kubernetes.
  • Exposure to database development.

The Ideal Fit:

  • Ability to lead by example and stay updated with industry trends.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to assess and articulate risk.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Capacity to motivate and mentor staff.
  • Ability to drive design innovation.
  • Attention to detail and ability to think creatively.
  • Ability to work accurately and meet deadlines.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Software Manager job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Sean Doherty in the strictest confidence.

Some of my recent testimonials:

"I very much enjoyed my experience with VANRATH. Sean Doherty was great to work with, very friendly and efficient, he streamlined everything for me so I had the least amount of stress as I went in for interviews. Looking forward to starting in my new role, thanks Sean!"

"My experience with Vanrath recruiters has been very pleasant, huge thank you to Sean Doherty, a master of his craft. Throughout the recruitment process, Sean has been very reliable and proactive and a great representative of the company. 10/10 would recommend this professional service."

"I've worked with a lot of recruitment consultants both as an employer and as a client and I can highly recommend Sean. He helped me secure my last move and I found him to be excellent in following up any questions I had as well as keeping me in the loop on progress. He was even willing to help out on his days off!"