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Software Engineering Manager - Lanarkshire

c£75,000 - IT
Ref: 137 Date Posted: Thursday 29 Nov 2018
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineering Manager that has strong experience managing teams that deliver cloud-based SaaS solutions.

As a key member of the Engineering Team, you’ll report directly to the Head of Engineering. This is a full time, onsite, opportunity in our Glasgow office.

Software Engineering with our client follows an agile Kanban process within a squads and tribes model.

You will be working within a tribe consisting of multiple squads split between the UK and Australia that work towards a shared roadmap. Each squad consists of 3 Software Engineers, a Quality Analyst, a Product Owner and is led by an Engineering Lead/Squad Lead that will report directly to you.

Role covers key areas responsible for:

  • Management of tribe resources
  • Planning of all tribe work
  • Communication between Engineering Management, Product Management and the tribe

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Manage, coach and mentor squad lead within your tribe.
  • Participate in probation reviews and yearly performance appraisals for tribe members.
  • Recruit new staff for the tribe.
  • Conduct regular 1-on-1s with squad leads.
  • Participate in job interviews.
  • Manage tribe workload through roadmap planning and resource assignment.
  • Work closely with Product Owner on planning and progress tracking
  • Monitor squad member work logging and development time optimization
  • Track and report on squad progress towards the Product Roadmap to Product Owner
  • Track and report on squad member performance to Head of Engineering
  • Foster training and improvement for tribe members through sourcing of education opportunities
  • Participate in Management Meeting activities and reporting as directed by the Head of Engineering.
  • Participate in cross-tribe planning and coordination activities with other tribe leaders.

Qualifications & Experience

  • 5-7 years leading or managing a software development team.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Explaining technical information to non-technical people.
  • Dealing with high-concurrency environments and the primitives used to manage them.
  • Understanding and negotiating trade-offs in software requirements and design
  • Collaborating, analysing, documenting and converging on software design in a large group.
  • Building complex systems using modern programming languages, agile practices and distributed or cloud-based architectures.
  • Coaching agile practices.
  • Identifying talent to grow the team.

To apply, please click the link or call David Mains on 0141 406 5468