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Systems/Software Development Manager - Stevenage

Systems/Software Development Manager - Stevenage


Job Description

Systems (Software) Development Manager - Outsourced model (Development & Testing)

Stevenage, Herts, England

PERMANENT ROLE - (NO SPONSORSHIP)

UP TO £80,000 BASIC SALARY + Bonus

Role Overview:

Will be responsible for the smooth running of the business systems service and management of the software development outsourced function:

· Direct software applications acquisition, software development and testing activities.

· Will provide the framework and work with the development outsourcer (Zensar) to produce software development processes and standards and ensure that they are followed.

· Will provide the framework and work with the software testing outsourcer (Sopra Steria) to produce software testing processes and standards and ensure that they are followed.

· To maintain a regular communication between the business change manager, business analysts and Zensar in order to understand their requirements and ensure that the high-level design remains fit for purpose.

· Constantly review the systems development service being delivered working with Zensar to implement any proposed changes.

· Constantly review the testing service being delivered working with Sopra Steria to implement any proposed changes.

Qualifications & experience (relevant to job):

· Excellent communication skills.

· Good people management skills.

· Experience of supporting and developing systems in an enterprise environment.

· Software development lifecycle experience and best practices.

· Managing internal customer expectations and setting realistic deliverables and deadlines

or application development.

· Experience in supplier/relationship management, and dispute resolution.

· Degree or equivalent, professional qualification advantageous.

· 5 years’ relevant experience.

· Extensive knowledge of IT systems/System integration experience.

· Salesforce (Force.com architecture, Apex, Visual Force, MS .Net, MS SQL Server, Web technologies, APIs).

· Integration tools.

· Agile development methodology and techniques.

· Prince 2 project management methodology.

· Good financial and budgeting experience.

· Ability to apply an innovative approach to development and problem solving across the range of platforms, software and systems.

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