Software Development Manager

GK Recruitment Ltd
11th March 2021
Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Job Type


The overall Job Purpose of the Software Development Manager:

To have leadership in the Software Development Team of 11:

To set the standards and process within the department to ensuring projects are fully scoped in conjunction with Functional team and the developers are commercially aware of the time allocated to each project with all projects are delivered within the specification on time and on budget.

Responsibilities and Accountability of the Software Development Manager 

Guide, coach and mentor team through best practice and Coding standards along with quality and compliance standards.

Overall responsibility for delivery of multiple projects to a satisfactory conclusion on time and budget

Career and training development

Encourage innovative solutions

Liaise with QA team to ensure all testing procedures are adhered to and are robust

Able to understand projects and tasks from a high business level through to technical detail

Manage and leadership of the developers in a dynamic, fast=paced environment

A strategy for the roadmap of future solutions and technology



Project delivery on time/budget

Standards and processes

Career progression identification


Key Interfaces, internally and externally.

  • Director, Customer Stakeholder, Software Development, Quality Assurance, Implementation Manager

Qualifications & Previous Experience (essential and desirable)

  • Managerial background
  • Experienced managing a software development team or projects
  • Worked in a software solutions provider
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills
  • Commercially aware of short and long lifecycle project delivery

Knowledge, Skills, Personality

  • Leadership
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle
  • Good communicator and motivator

Salary range, package, reward, hours, location

  • Salary region of £35-40k
  • 35 Hours, Monday to Friday 9-5
  • 25 days holiday + bank holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Discretionary company bonus

In summary, we are looking for leadership/managerial background, more than technical

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