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Technical Software Development Manager

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to assist our client on a continued period of growth, as they look for a Technical Software Development Manager to come in and take full control of software operations within the business. Strong demonstratable experience of directing and managing software teams (4+ years) is essential, hold full in-depth knowledge of software languages used in house and have a passion for engineering.

With funding already secured, requirements and roadmaps already written and the opportunity to work across various sectors on a global scale, this is an excellent opportunity for a talented engineering manager to join an already very well organised company with huge aspirations.

The Ideal Person

  • 2.1/1.1 in relative technical field (Computer Science, Software Engineering etc.)
  • At least 4 years' experience managing/directing technical software teams
  • Previously a Senior Engineer - developing complex solutions
  • A solid breadth of knowledge in various software languages/frameworks/platforms such as Java, APIs, AWS, Azure
  • Architecture knowledge and proven experience of being fully involved in architecture processes
  • Data driven
  • Experience working in Linux environments is essential
  • Solid technical database knowledge in MySQL, MongoDB etc.
  • Excellent management experience and organisational skills
  • Experience in full circle delivery of technical projects
  • Comfortable and able to adapt to a range of technologies


As one of the most desirable Software Manager/Director roles in Northern Ireland, and extensive benefits package is on offer including:

  • Competitive Salary - £90,000-£100,000+
  • Career progression opportunity to Director Level
  • Company Pension
  • Health Insurance + Life Assurance
  • Share options
  • Hybrid/Remote working options
  • 28 days annual leave + statutory


Our client re very much an employee focused company. Working together to achieve highly is something that they have always stood by, and it works. Specialising in a variation of sectors including Energy, Networking, Infrastructure and big plans to break into the United States having already conquered their European Market plans - IoT Solutions may be their current primary focus, but only scratches the surface of what their plans are for the future.


  • Collaboration with cross function teams to deliver complex software builds
  • Become fully involved in ongoing developments and provide regular reviews on performance and strategy
  • Collaboration with various engineering teams (Product, QA, UX etc.) to define requirements
  • Security experience is essential - driving the likes of Dev(Sec)Ops, CI/CD etc.
  • Full lifecycle project performance
  • Contribution to tenders/proposals & budgeting

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Engineering Manager role in Belfast, please apply via the link below or contact Sean Doherty in the strictest confidence.

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."