Development Director (Pensions Software)

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Development Director (Pensions Software)

£70 – 80K + 4.8K car allowance + UK Employee Benefits

Location: Home working + occasional travel


Our Client has established themselves as a market leading technology supplier to Public Services pensions administration providers through the UPM product set, (UPM is a cloud enabled, integrated Pensions Scheme administration platform supporting all aspects of scheme management activity).

As a result of a continued period of growth they are eager to appoint a Development Director. The Development Director will take full operational responsibility for the Pensions Business Unit Development function to lead, transform and optimise the Pensions Development teams in the UK and India, including associated P&L achievement.

Accountabilities include:

* Deliver to the Business Plan for Development year on year to achieve targeted growth and profitability of the business unit.

* Ensure the project portfolio is delivered to time, cost and quality.

* Increase productivity of off-shore development team in line with annual targets to reduce the overall cost of Development

* Improve overall delivery efficiency of implementation services to reduce the number of days required and increase competitiveness of the solution

* Control costs within the unit to maximise return.

* Manage the continual improvement of Development performance

* Ensure product is architected in line with best practice, and to support the agreed product strategy.

* Development of best practice, coding standards and development procedures including Security

* Compliance to ISO9001 and ISO27001 within team and no non-conformances at audit

* Ensure that legacy products have a technical upgrade/migration path to the new product

* Ensure effective capacity and capability planning practices and processes are embedded across the Development team.

* Manage the transition of Pensions Products from development into service delivery and support working closely with the Product Director and Operations Director

* Implement business and industry best practice development organisation and processes into the team. Support structured and consistent management practices across the group.

* Ensure effective line management across all areas of the team.

* Contribute effectively to the Pensions Senior Leadership Team and the effective running of the Business Unit

* Work closely with the Managing Director and sales team to grow the Pensions business in line with Business Planning.

About Our Client

Our Client delivers a wide range of specialist software solutions to Local Government and private Customers across the UK. We have grown year on year for the last 19 years.

About You

Essential Skills:

* 5+ years management experience in the software development sector, (ideally having started career as a software developer)

* Experience taking a software product to cloud optimised solution

* Experience maximising off-shore development team capability

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to empathise with staff, partners and their clients shaping communication style as appropriate.

* Experience of building and leading high performing teams

* Broad technical background and understanding of the development process, with particular emphasis on Business Analysis, Development and Testing processes and methodologies.

* Proven judgment and decision-making skills evidenced by successful delivery of large, complex development projects.

* Management experience of multi-disciplined, cross location teams which work simultaneously across multiple products.

* In depth understanding of software support development metrics, influencing factors and industry best practice procedures.

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to empathise with staff, partners and their clients shaping communication style as appropriate.

* Excellent Planning capabilities, both strategic and reactionary.

* Range of relevant industry standard accreditations and experience, e.g. SQL, .NET, J2EE, 4Js, Waterfall, Agile, AzureDevOps etc

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