Head of software development.

A key hire, we are looking for an experienced Development Manager to oversee the software development delivery for With.  You’ll bring your engineering leadership skills to the table, acting as a key contributor to management team discussions on how technology can support the business.

Function

Technology
 

Salary

Competitive
 

Type

Full time
 

Closing

26 November 2021
The current situation.

The recent acquisition by ICG has opened up a lot more possibility for us and our Digital & Technology teams. Technology has been a key part in the growth of our business since 2016, when we acquired a number of data products that enabled us to provide better information to our network.

Since that time, we have expanded the technology team to eight people and selected fantastic third parties to work with. It doesn’t stop there, with an apetitite to continue this growth and support the business as develops.  Our next phase is to make some key hires across our Management team to ensure that our roadmaps for the next few years are robust.

A key hire, we are looking for an experienced Development Manager to oversee the software development delivery for Pageant.  You’ll bring your engineering leadership skills to the table, acting as a key contributor to management team discussions on how technology can support the business.

What ‘Development Manager’ means to us.

As a member of the Management team, you have a key role in shaping the future of the Digital & Technology services and teams here at Pageant. A key objective will be to design the software roadmap for the development team, working closely with the product team to create and implement this. You will oversee the design, quality and delivery of this roadmap, managing the team to ensure the output reflects the agreed vision for technology.

This is a hands on role; our managers enjoy remaining close to projects, and will be able to translate requirements between the development team and the board, while making strategic, technical decisions.

You will also help to coach and support the wider team, creating an inspiring team environment creating a collaborative environment and encouraging the team to volunteer new ideas.

Responsibilities will include.

Owning the technical architecture and solutions as part of a delivery roadmap

  •  Leading and managing the internal and remote Software Development team

  • Presenting and recommending ideas for improvements and upgrades

  • Review project progress and overview of the performance of all team individuals

  • Facilitate the smooth delivery of all team projects, enhancements and support

  • Promote secure by design’ principles where appropriate

  • Ensuring good quality code is being written from complex custom code and new integrations, to refactoring existing code and simple bug fixes

  • Creating a focus on quality with small incremental changes and frequent delivery

  • Ensuring testing at code, component and service level provides coverage to enable reliable quality delivery

  • Ensuring a code review process is in place and followed

  • Working with the transformation team to build new products and extend existing products to serve these without losing quality

  • 3rd party support relationship

This is a fantastic time to join a fast moving, expanding company that will offer you the chance to enhance existing skills and develop your experience while adding immediate value to the business. You will be working within an existing team of developers with a varied set of skills and experience, while also brining on offshore resource to help scale where the roadmap requires it.

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Requirements.
  • Project and Resource Management

  • Creation and consumption of RESTful APIs

  • Modern Test and CI practices

  • IAAS on AWS for devops

  • Should be detail orientated, and highly organised

  • An excellent communicator, good team player, who possesses strong analytical skills.

  • Self-starter, professional, first class interpersonal skills with high energy and enthusiasm.

  • Should be professional and respectful of others and honest.

  • Able to work well in a fast, high pressure and changing environment with excellent decision making skills. Proven ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines.

  • Able to aptly identify opportunities and influence team to act on them.

  • Should possess a problem solving attitude for tackling a diverse range of challenges and responsive to the needs of the business.

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a fast moving environment, dealing with staff at all levels

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Our tech stack.
  • MySQL and ElasticSearch schemas, querying and administration

  • WordPress plugins and administration

  • Messaging service such as RabbitMQ

  • PHP coding and standards

  • HTML and CSS

  • JS for front end delivery such as React/Vue

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