Senior Software Development Manager


  • Job ID: 549
  • Job Type(s): Permanent
  • Categories: Software Development Manager
  • Posted December 23, 2021
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Enso Recruitment is working with one of NI’s leading Fintech companies to recruit for a Senior Software Development Manager to manage to the quality and development of the core product suite.

Reporting to the Technical Director, the Senior Software Development Manager will be responsible for managing the Software Development Teams with accountability for the overall software development life cycle.


The Day-to-Day


  • People management of the Engineering team including personal and career development
  • Instil best practices for software development and documentation, assuring designs meet requirements, and maintaining code quality across all teams.
  • Manage engineering department level escalations and impediments
  • Oversee resource allocation in line with Company work priorities.
  • Oversee provisioning of access and tools
  • Work with product managers/owners in developing a strategy and road map to provide compelling capabilities for the business that helps meet the company goals
  • Work closely with Architects and Senior Engineers to develop the best design and approach for new product development.
  • Work with Scrum Masters and Project Management on prioritisation, planning of projects and features, stakeholder management and tracking of external commitments
  • Translate business requirements into solutions, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet timelines with optimal solutions.
  • Instil operational excellence, supporting monitoring and operation of production services

What you bring to the team:

  • Pro-active and self-motivated attitude.
  • Articulate with good business acumen and a professional manner.
  • Organised with the ability to manage a team and own workload on a daily basis.
  • Outgoing personality, with strong organisational skills and a tenacious nature.
  • Able to make quick decisions to support key stakeholders
  • Focussed and driven to help make the Belfast Centre of Excellence a great place to work for all

The Role

The Senior Software Development Manager will play a significant role as part of a wider leadership team. You will drive team performance through product delivery to meet business needs. You will develop effective teams of skilled professionals providing direction and coaching of agile working practices. You will build strong relationships engaging with peers and other colleagues working to common purposes from within the IT function and the wider business. You will be expected to understand the business needs and lead your team to support delivery of the Product Roadmap.

  • Experience building and leading large-scale Agile Engineering Team(s)
  • Experience managing multiple engineering teams through Software Development Managers
  • Experience setting a strategy for resource capacity planning across multiple engineering teams
  • Experience setting the future direction of an engineering team
  • Experience building highly scalable production software
  • Experience working with senior stakeholders
  • Expertise in mobile and web-technologies
  • Aptitude for problem solving, with the ability to apply logic and experience to assist with the development of solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

The Benefits

  • Pension with Hargreaves Lansdown – 4% matched contribution
  • 25 days annual leave increasing by one day a year to 30 days (plus public holidays)
  • Company holiday between Christmas & New Year (extra 3 days)
  • Private healthcare with Vitality for yourself and any nominated dependents
  • Early finish on the last Friday of the month (3pm)
  • Ability to buy and sell holiday days as well as the ability to bank days (tenure dependent)
  • Cashback/discount shopping site (Perks at Work)
  • Flexible working options – we are operating a hybrid working model from our Belfast office (to be agreed with your manager)
  • Variety of social events throughout the year such as Christmas party, company away day, movie nights, beer and pizza nights to name but a few



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