• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Salary: £80000 - £90000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 494207

Software Development Manager

Reed.co.uk are looking for a Software Development Manager to join their established team based in Holborn, Central London.

About us

Here at Reed.co.uk, we are on a mission to connect people to a world of career opportunities online. We do this by showing the relevant jobs or candidates to customers that best match their criteria. 

Founded in 1995, we are the first recruitment website offered by a recruitment agency in the UK. Each month, more than 11 million people turn to Reed.co.uk in their search for work, making almost 100,000 applications every day.*

The role

As a Software Development Manager you will be responsible for technical leadership and line management responsibility for Back-end Leads and Principal Engineers. You will help us drive our culture of ownership and accountability, to help develop our team technically and professionally. You will also be responsible for holding regular themed performance reviews, managing individuals and developing talent within your team.

What you will be doing

  • You will mentor our Technical Leads to deliver technical excellence and our Engineers to be successful

  • You will be driving continuous improvement into our processes and results

  • Create career paths through performance feedback, goals, and mentoring

  • Work closely with other technical leaders in the department to have an infrastructure that best supports our product development

  • Recruit, motivate, and retain the best talent possible

  • You will articulate ideas in ways that resonate with both Engineers and non-technical people

  • You will focus on areas such as scalability, performance and high availability

  • Implement and evaluate technical success metrics


Key Skills

  • Experience working on and optimizing high transactional web applications

  • Expert knowledge of C#, ASP.NET MVC, HTML5/CSS and T-SQL, ORM (Preferably nHibernate), source control (Preferably Git)

  • Expert knowledge of software architecture, design patterns and standards.

  • Proficient at writing JavaScript applications

  • In depth knowledge of agile as well as scrum roles and methodology.

  • Best practices in testing – Unit Testing (TDD, BDD etc)

  • Understand Inversion of control and how to use dependency injection

  • Experience with cloud administration & APIs (AWS, Google Cloud Platform)

  • Exposure to continuous development such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous testing and deployment


Few perks of working with us

  • Flexible working as standard (including remote working options and flexible working hours)

  • 10% weekly personal development time

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Regular hack days with rewards for prize winners 

  • Flexible holiday scheme (buy, sell and carry over your holiday) 

  • Paid time off to move home 

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Discount scheme including gyms and popular retailers

  • Range of wellbeing and mental health support avenues


Proud winners of:

  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Apprentices to Work For 2021

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Our values, your values; our future, your future

All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a Mindful Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria. As a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from ex-services personnel and reservists.

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