Software Development Manager

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Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

Client Details:

Our client is a highly successful international software development house. With over two decades of proven success and remarkable growth, they offer an exceptional training and mentorship program. Your colleagues will be Agile, highly qualified, and promote a culture of continuous improvement in a flat organisational structure where participation and opinions are valued. Individuality is encouraged, providing an ideal environment for ambitious individuals to accelerate their career growth or for those who prefer routine to become subject matter experts.

Role Responsibilities:

Establish department vision, identify future products/solutions, and align with the product roadmap providing technical insight and guidance re Microservices projects.
Develop business cases for products, solutions, and services in line with the department’s vision.
Build and lead Agile squads for efficient software implementation and support.
Provide technical expertise for high-quality software design and development.
Oversee multiple projects for on-time, budget-compliant, and quality delivery.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams for seamless software integration.
Manage department budget, considering both revenue and expenses.
Define product roadmap and vision in collaboration with product owner(s).
Identify and pursue opportunities, engaging with clients to enhance offerings.
Implement improvements based on industry trends and competitor insights.
Assist in creating profitable proposals and deliver management reporting.
Ensure well-documented software and up-to-date architecture/design documentation.
Determine team capacity, recruit efficiently, and set up internal platforms.
Prevent/mitigate revenue loss and downtime at client installations.
Conduct ad hoc meetings, site visits, and client presentations.
Work on succession planning with HR and measure staff productivity.
Manage and motivate general staff for a positive and productive work environment.

Relevant Qualifications / Experience:

Relevant tertiary qualification is preferred.
Possess 8 to 10 years of IT experience, with a focus on microservices architecture ideally.
Application design & architecture (patterns, best practices, technologies, and microservices).
Experience in establishing teams and building profitable offerings, with a focus on microservices development.
Experience working with Kubernetes, Docker, etc.
Continuous Integration & Delivery Practices.
Sound knowledge of various operating systems and databases (Postgres, Oracle, MongoDB, Linux).
Cloud integration and design experience (Azure, AWS, GCP).
Proven expertise in Agile methodologies, preferably Scaled Agile Framework
Strong management experience, adept at both independent and team-based work, with a background in leadership.
Excellent communication skills, with emphasis on influence and negotiation.
Deep analytical thinking, maintaining a logical and balanced approach.
Comfortable working under pressure, self-motivated, and self-managed, with initiative and ownership in problem-solving.
Keen attention to detail, with a willingness to constantly update knowledge in the rapidly evolving field.
Inbuilt ability to multitask efficiently, managing multiple issues and projects simultaneously.

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