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Software Development Manager

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At Sofology, sofas are SO our thing - but so are our people! In fact, people are our greatest asset and that’s why we are completely committed to our ED&I strategy, So For All. We are working passionately with all of our colleagues across the business to learn, understand and be completely enthralled into continuing to make Sofology an equal, diverse and inclusive place to work.

We encourage each and every one of our Sofologists to be who they are in a role they feel at home in and we actively prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

It’s important to us to make sure that we don’t just look for new talent to ‘fit in’ with our culture, but instead, we look for incredible talented colleagues to ‘add’ to our wonderful culture.

We are here to support you every step of the way, if you require assistance with your application due to a disability, you can call or email your Inclusive Recruitment Advisor to assist you on 01942 296484, or [email protected]

'You'

An excellent opportunity has arrived for a talented Software Development Manager to join our family and become part of something special. Sofology is an innovative, fast growing, retail business with a passion for technology driving the business forward on all platforms and media channels.

 

As a Software Development Manager you have a number of responsibilities, but the primary one is to lead development of products that will delight our customers and fellow Sofologists.

 

The Software Development Manager will oversee a team of experienced developers ensuring they are able to work as efficiently as possible and have clear goals, both in the short and longer term.  Working in an agile environment, you will grow and develop the team, through excellent leadership and mentorship.

 

You will be responsible for the whole software development life cycle and manage the process against project plans.

 

Working closely with the wider Technology management team ensuring we drive great solutions.

What you'll be doing

Manage the development and implementation of the strategy using Agile methodologies, values and procedures.

 

Ensure all test and production platforms and environments remain operationally functionable and active post deployment.

 

Liaise with internal teams to ensure that all changes across all platforms adhere to best practices and are within company processes and governance.

 

Manage the day to day operation and continuous improvement of the development team performing regular 121’s, reviews, PDP’s and probationary reviews.

 

Provide meaningful statistical information demonstrating the performance of the team, working to improve velocity and quality across the team.

Skills/experience .....

You strive to get the best out of your team

Perfect processes with the team you lead

You will love working with the wider technical teams

You love collaboration

Excellent communication skills

Focus on quality output

Focused on continuous improvement

Strong software development background

Excellent knowledge of the best software engineering practices

Track record of leading a technical team

Knowledge of how to grow software development teams

Strong business sense

Strong technical knowledge

Sofology benefits

  • A great basic salary 
  • 33 Days holiday + Length of service

  • Your birthday off

  • Pawternity Leave, Grandparent Leave, Volunteering day Leave

  • Professional Qualifications

  • Learning & Development, Next generation programme 

  • 30% discount across the group & 15% for friends & family

  • High street Discounts with 100’s of great brands 

  • Contributory Healthcare

  • Pension

  • Your Lawyer

  • Employee Assistance Programme for all colleagues & your household 

  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay

  • Discuss flexible working & part time opportunities

A little about sofology

We think choosing a new role and choosing a new sofa have a lot in common. Your old one feels comfy, you’re used to it, and you know exactly where you fit. But a new job - or a new sofa - holds so much potential. Pick the right one and you’ll never look back. You want to feel comfortable, but with enough going on to keep you right on the edge of your seat. Our team is always growing, and we’re constantly shuffling up on the sofa to make room for the newest member of the Sofology family. 

Founded over 30 years ago, we’re true sofa specialists. So much more than just a piece of furniture, we know that a sofa is the one thing that truly turns our customer’s houses into homes.There’s a lot at stake when it comes to guiding our customers to make the right choice for them - that’s why our customer journey is unique in the sofa market. That means no ‘ends next Sunday sales.

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