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Development Manager

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Development Manager : This is not a hands-on role, though a successful background in software development is expected (C# or C ideally).

About the Company
A leading global information service company that provides data and analytical tools to clients around the world. With over 10,000 customers globally who seek our support to advance their data quality and to increase revenue, improve communications and reduce costs in a wide range of industry sectors including retail, telcos and utilities, public sector, and finance.
They provide comprehensive solutions and services for data quality projects combining market leading software with a vast scope of reference data assets and services.

- Support your team members so they are positive, effective contributors to their team and the wider business
- Focus on their personal development, helping them to meet their career goals and enabling the future growth of the business
- Work with colleagues both in the UK and overseas to constantly improve our engineering and organisation practices, making us more effective as a department in meeting the needs of the business
- Use your expertise to support other departments and the wider business, for example through involvement in product strategy, evaluating work requests, sharing knowledge or even helping assess an acquisition opportunity.


Key Responsibilities
• Ensuring team members are happy and effective in their roles – supporting and empowering them, not directing or micro-managing
• Full line management of team members, including providing ongoing feedback and participating in the company’s performance appraisal process
• Helping team members to build and implement their personal development plan, including finding additional opportunities where these are needed
• Coaching team members to help them solve problems and evolve soft skills
• Work as part of the Development management team to ensure they get the most from team members and our skills and abilities grow to meet the changing requirements of the business
• Co-ordinating the efforts of staff to improve their engineering practises, enabling them to improve the pace at which they deliver quality software
• Taking responsibility for strategic projects to improve the effectiveness of the department and Global Product Development more generally
• Work with colleagues in Global Product Development, Global Product Management and the regional businesses to identify business and market opportunities; research, propose and evaluate solutions; and support their implementation and delivery to clients
• Build relations around the business globally, helping ensure alignment of purpose, effective communication and strong working relationships
• Lead the recruitment process, creating job specifications, working with their Recruitment team, conducting interviews and providing feedback for candidates
• As part of the wider management team, ensuring they maintain and improve their working environment.

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