Development Manager

Capita SIMS is part of the Capita Group, a FTSE 100 company. SIMS develops and markets Management Information Systems ("MIS") software for Schools in the UK and abroad and is a market leader in this sector.

The role offers the opportunity to lead the development of a large and complex "green field" cloud-based system.

The role is based in Bedford, but there may be an occasional requirement to travel in the UK and abroad. The SIMS Solutions department covers Development, Product Management and Partners. We have approx. 150 staff including 55 offshore split between Product Management, Project Management, Development, Test and Business Analysis.

As the Development Manager, you will be overall accountable for the delivery to time, cost and quality of an exciting and significant "green field" cloud-based solution.

You will drive a creative, forward-thinking approach to development throughout your teams ensuring we're maximising the value delivered for our customers and the business and ensuring the software is robust and maintainable for the future.

As part of the role, you will work closely with the Head of Development, Chief Architect and Product Manager to ensure the projects are delivered to time, cost and high quality and the processes work as effectively as possible.

Key Responsibilities
* Provide exceptional leadership and direction to your teams.
* Delivering development projects to time, cost and quality.
* Drive highly efficient and effective development practices in your team.
* Direct Line Management responsibility over senior staff in the UK
* Management of teams based in India.
* Manage business expectations effectively.

Essential Experience/Skills

* Experiences successfully managing and leading a team of >20 people.
* Track record for delivering complex technical projects to time/cost/quality.
* Strong technical background with experience across a broad range of architectures, technologies and development practices.
* Exceptional problem solving skills.
* Exceptional planning and organising skills.


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Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

Job reference information
Advertiser Capita
Contact Name Rachel Piert
Telephone 01628 408014 (Please reference IT Job Board when calling)
Reference PCK392-125079_1408608839
Job reference information
Salary £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Location Bedfordshire
Job Type Permanent
Date Posted 21-Aug-2014
Last Updated Date 22-Aug-2014
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