Position: Mid-Senior level

Job type: Full-time

Salary: £54,285 - £81,428

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About the Role

We’re looking for an experienced Software Development Manager to work within Digital and Technology environments leading and organising teams to deliver software solutions which meet the needs of our business.

The Development Manager will play a significant role as part of a wider leadership team working with colleagues to shape development practices and skills to build software solutions within the engineering practice. As a Development Manager you will be expected to understand the business needs and lead your team to support delivery of our Technology and Product Roadmaps. The role will provide oversight and direction interfacing with the other practices within the wider Digital and Technology function.

You’ll drive team performance through product delivery to meet business needs and develop effective teams of skilled professionals by providing direction and coaching of agile working practices, alongside being responsible for high level resourcing plans, including recruitment and performance reporting within the function. You will build strong relationships engaging with peers and other colleagues working to common purposes from within the IT function and the wider business.

About You

With experience of working in an agile software development environment you will have a strong understanding of technologies used. You’ll be able to provide appropriate challenge to create opportunities for improvement, whilst identifying and managing risk.

Being analytical in your approach with experience of evaluating capability needs and suitability of initiatives against the strategy you’ll be exceptionally well organised and drive a high standard of output for yourself and team.

As an excellent communicator, innovator and self-motivated leader with a positive approach to team work, you will have the ability to challenge effectively and constructively, whilst driving best practice, both personally and with your colleagues, ensuring clear, well-informed and focused presentation of output to key stakeholders and clients at varying levels.

Through previous experience from working in the Financial Services industry or a heavily regulated sector is not essential, it would be seen as desirable.

About Us

Newcastle Strategic Solutions is the UK’s leading savings management platform and one of the North East’s most established and successful FinTechs! We provide savings management and technology services for new challenger banks and established providers across the UK. Our work has earned us an enviable reputation in the market as the best at what we do.

Our Digital and Technology within NSSL is a friendly and fast-paced place to work. Playing a key role within the overall Strategy, the IT Development team operate modern software development practices across a number of agile teams, working in various frameworks such as Kanban or Scrum.

What do you get in return? As well as receiving a competitive annual salary based on above-market pay scales, our reward package includes:

  • A 35-hour weekly contract + flexible working options
  • 30 days holiday each year plus bank holidays
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Access to a range of wellbeing benefits
  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Above statutory family leave entitlement
  • The option to buy extra holidays
  • Two paid volunteering days each year
  • A broad range of learning and development opportunities
  • Hybrid working - we welcome any discussions around where, how and when people work including part-time hours.

Upon starting a new role with us, we will ensure you are equipped with the correct tools and technologies to enable you to do your best work within your hybrid arrangement.

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Deadline: 06-04-2024

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