Job Openings Development Manager

About the job Development Manager




International UCM company


Cape Town



The Development Manager fulfills a vital role in Engineering and reports directly to the VP of Engineering. The Development Manager leads a global development team and is ultimately responsible for all development activities. The Development Manager owns the development process and must ensure that it supports quality software deliverables. The Development Manager must work with the team to create and maintain a backlog of internal work to be completed such as technical debt, internal tools, frameworks etc. The Development Manager plays a key role in building a strong team culture that aligns with the company vision and goals. 



● Participate in an agile development process as projects require
● Collaborate with the team to continually improve the product and delivery processes
● Assist in weekly team task prioritization and assignments
● Assist in release planning
● Assist with recruitment activities
● Assist with running of team standups
● Ownership of internal documentation
● Own and drive internal Engineering backlog
o Technical debt / Maintenance
o Internal tooling
o Frameworks
● Regular reporting to the executive team
o Defect Reporting
o Team Time Reporting 

 o KPI Reporting
● Line management for the development team
o Communicate weekly goals with the team
o Ensuring regular one-to-one meetings take place
o Performing regular performance and KPI evaluation
o Ensuring personal development plans are in place for each team member
o Facilitate coaching plans as necessary
● Weekly defect and support ticket scrubbing
o Ensuring that all defects are analysed in order to
▪ determine causes for defects
▪ improve test coverage and automation (RCA)
● Run regular team retrospectives
● Training and onboarding of new team members


 ● Track record of delivery in an enterprise software organisation
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 


  ● At least 5 years of development team management experience
● At least 10 years of development experience
● Experience working in an Agile organisation
● Jira experience is required
● Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software


**Please note : If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.