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Technical Development Manager -90K

Job Description



This role will be working closely with the Senior Leadership team in one of the largest brokerage firms on the planet that is moving into the commercial data and analytics space for the first time in its existence. My client operates in a number of domains including energies and commodities, boasting one of the best people retention rates of any company in Belfast. This position is not 'hands-on' writing code but it will be very beneficial to have come from a software engineering background.


The Software Development Manager 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.

Role Responsibilities:

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 inter-dependencies 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



Essential criteria
Education/Professional Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent industry experience



Professional Competencies

  • Experience of line management of a software delivery team



Technical Competencies

  • 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
Professional Competencies

  • 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 Competencies

  • Technical experience
  • Experience of using agile tooling to support team delivery


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