Software Development Manager

About OpenMarket
We’ve got a pretty good thing going on here at OpenMarket. We’re leaders of a mobile industry that's transforming the way customer obsessed businesses communicate with their customers. Join our team: we're friendly, caring, weirdly tenacious, and fun.
The world’s biggest brands seek us out because we love finding ways to help them make their customers’ lives easier. It’s this obsession with customer experience that helps us develop software, technology and processes that competitors all over the world desire.
OpenMarket Culture
We’re seeking enthusiastic, collaborative and resourceful people from a range of backgrounds who know how to get things done. Success comes from our culture, diversity and dynamic global team so we value people who are authentic, take ownership, and deliver together. Does this sound like you?

About the role
Do you enjoy breaking down large, multi-functional technical problems and managing the resources required to make things happen? Do you want to play a key role in building great development teams?
OpenMarket is currently seeking a Senior Software Development Manager to lead a technical team comprised of software development engineers, quality assurance engineers, and program managers. You will provide guidance and support to your team throughout the software development lifecycle as they build projects and services in an agile environment. Working on a small, dedicated service team, you will ensure your services are able to scale while maintaining high-performance in a 99.99% up-time environment.

What to bring

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • A collaborative working style—work well in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, across technical matters and business discussions
  • Strong problem-solving and design skills whilst considering the bigger picture
  • Proven record of analyzing business and technical specifications, and driving development projects to completion
  • Ability to work through roadblocks and provide solutions
  • Ability to motivate and empower people, and facilitate a positive work environment
  • Comfortable with actively coaching, mentoring, and giving feedback, as well as receiving and acting upon feedback from others
  • Solid skills prioritizing your own and others’ workload and time
  • Advocacy mindset to communicate, pursue, and address the needs of your team
  • Strong ability to discern the emotions and opinions of others, as well as recognize how your own behavior influences others
  • Willingness to manage up and across the organization—not afraid to have difficult conversations
  • Experience with planning and conducting interviews to evaluate applicants to ensure technical and cultural bar is maintained

Nice to have

  • Experience leading software engineering teams of approximately 7 people
  • Experience with assisting in the technical strategy for the organization
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Experience with high availability and scalability of RESTful web services and microservices
  • Experience with Java server-side software design and development

You'll be a great fit if

  • You love being a part of a small, dynamic, and agile team that encourages you to learn and grow
  • You desire to work with some of the world’s top brands
  • You love finding solutions to interesting problems and figuring out how things work
  • You welcome having autonomy with complex tasks
  • You are passionate about using your experience and expertise to inspire the team

Additional Information 

This position is open in London, GB. 
OpenMarket embraces diversity and is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. 
Employment in this position may be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal and/or credit background investigation.

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