Back to Job Search

Software Development Manager 2022-6056

Job description

Software Development Manager

Tunbridge Wells, Kent and remotely from home

An opportunity for a Software Development Team Manager to join a market leading insurance group.

You will lead a vibrant development team in Tunbridge Wells to work with business stakeholders and web application developers to lead efficient development on a range of bespoke business applications for the insurance and claims business areas.

The successful candidate would be responsible for all elements of managing change the team are tasked with delivering on our range of projects and applications for a diverse group of companies, with a particular focus on producing requirements with stakeholders & technical experts to document the solution.

We are happy to consider applications from experienced Software Development Managers, Team Leads or Senior Software Developers/ Technical Leads looking to make a step up into team management.


You will be facilitating product deliveries and drive quality within the development team using appropriate agile based methodologies and events. Coach, mentor and help the team to be accountable for themselves and for the commitments they make with a focus on continual improvement.
You will lead and manage the development team which work on multiple projects for the insurance business.
You will need to liaise with stakeholders in order to write functional requirements with the required level of detail.
You will manage the product backlog and organize sprint planning and other development meetings.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced Software Development Manager with a background in insurance and some prior experience with agile development, possibly from a previous role in business analysis but with a good understanding of technology and leadership skills.

Skills and knowledge

  • Strong Industry awareness
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Knowledge of current company systems is desirable
  • Skilled in MS office suite, including Visio or similar, preparing project plans
  • Ability to document accurately business requirements to be easily consumable by developers
  • Experience of working with DevOps teams using agile frameworks.
  • Financial and Insurance Services experience with business knowledge would be ideal.
  • Able to converse with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills at all levels
  • Workshop facilitation skills.
  • Solid understanding of development processes, Software Development Lifecycle and User Story creation.
  • Experience and demonstrable success in a team lead or supervisory role preferably in a software development team.
  • Technical or process background with a good understanding of software development principles and methodologies.
  • Excellent communication skills are a necessity, with the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and business stakeholders.
  • Ability to clearly document business requirements with sufficient detail

Similar Jobs

View All Jobs
.NET Software Engineer
SunderlandBenefits + Hybrid WorkingPermanent

Mid-Level Software Engineer Full Time - Permanent Sunderland - Hybrid working - 2 days in the office Gerrard White is currently working with a major UK insurer, who is looking for a Software Engine...

Java Software Engineer

Java Engineer Full Time - Permanent Competitive Salary and Benefits (dependant on experience) Peterborough OR Sunderland - Hybrid working Gerrard White is currently working with a leading, technolo...

Java Development Lead
ReadingPackage + Hybrid WorkingPermanent

Lead Java Developer - Perm - Remote w/1 day a week in Reading Offices Gerrard White is currently working with a cutting-edge platform provider into the UK and global insurance sectors. They are loo...

Senior Java Developer
ReadingBonus + BenefitsPermanent

Senior Java Developer - Perm - Remote w/1 day a week in Reading Offices Gerrard White is currently working with a cutting-edge platform provider into the insurance sector. They are looking for a Se...

Divisional Head of IT : Insurance

Divisional Head of IT : Retail Division : Insurance Group Permanent Hybrid Working between remote and Peterborough Suitable candidates must be located within an easily commutable distance from Pete...

Junior Business Analyst
London£32000.00 - £35000.00 per annumPermanent

Junior Business Analyst Fully Remote OR UK Hybrid (London office) depending on candidate's preference. Gerrard White is currently seeking a Junior Business Analyst for a global solutions provider. ...

Azure Data Engineer
Royal Tunbridge WellsNegotiablePermanent

Azure Data Engineer Insurance Hybrid Working : 2 days per week in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and the remainder from home We currently have an opportunity to join one of our growing engineering teams as ...

Junior Computer Vision Engineer
England£35000 - £40000 per annumPermanent

JUNIOR COMPUTER VISION ENGINEER - COMPUTER VISION - INSURANCE Join our client, a multi award winning IOT in big data telematics, as a Junior Computer Vision Engineer. As a Junior Computer Vision En...

Recruitment Consultant
Royal Tunbridge WellsNegotiablePermanent

Recruitment Consultant It is an exciting time to join Gerrard White as we look to grow our business, with a primary focus on IT and legal recruitment. Your goal will be to build mutually beneficial...

Azure Devops Lead - Perm - Insurance
SouthamptonBenefits + Remote WorkingPermanent

AZURE DEVOPS LEAD - MAJOR UK INSURER - PERM - REMOTE/SOUTH COAST Fantastic opportunity to join a major player within the UK insurance market as an Azure Devops Lead, during an exciting period of di...

Data Analyst

Gerrard White are working with an award winning MGA who are looking for a data analyst to join their data analytics team based in Chelmsford. This is a really exciting time to join this ever-growin...

Senior SOC Analyst
ManchesterBonus + Hybrid WorkingPermanent

Senior SOC Analyst - Leading Global Risk Manager Organisation - Manchester + Remote - Perm Superb opportunity to join one of the world's leading risk management and insurance broking organisations ...