Software Engineering Manager
RELX Group plc
GBR-South East-Sutton
12d ago


  • Software Engineering / DevelopmentManager for ICIS The world's largest petrochemical market informationprovider
  • Part of Reed Business Information andRELX Group, a FTSE100 business
  • Salary up to 70,000 + 29 days holiday+ paid charity days + share options scheme + pension + more!
  • The Software Engineering / Development Manager plays a criticalrole in providing leadership, management, direction and vision to softwareengineers and / or development employees including offshorecontractors / consultants and interns needed to support, run, and changeactivities in the software development life cycle.

    They work closely with development peers, product and projectleaders / managers, and other in-house software developers as well as direct thesuccessful completion and delivery of respective software components and anyother related deliverables.

    The Development Manager is additionally expected toreport progress to senior management. Additional responsibilities includeidentifying and supporting talent, and defining resource requirements andallocations.

    The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running,with a proven track record of commercial experience in an equivalent role.

    Key Responsibilities :

  • Successfully lead large onshore and offshoreresources in solving complex business needs.
  • Perform reviews to ensure enterprise andarchitectural standards and processes are followed.
  • Complete management responsibilities to includeperformance management, hiring and coaching of staff, and resource planning.
  • Coordinate the production of advanced complexsoftware and serve as a senior source of expertise.
  • Manage system and user acceptance testing cycles toensure accurate and quality business solutions.
  • Lead the development of technical standards, andperform reviews to ensure enterprise and architectural standards and processesare followed.
  • Serve as a primary technical point of contact forexternal technology resources.
  • Recommend technical strategy and direction acrossfunctional area.
  • Participate in development and evolution of architecture.
  • Provide design input across a product.
  • Work directly with customers and end users.
  • Serve as acknowledged go to person on coding andtechnical issues.
  • Interface with other technical personnel or teammembers to finalize requirements.
  • Write and review portions of detailed specificationsfor the development of system components of moderate complexity.
  • Seek diverse ideas and perspectives from a variety ofsources to create better solutions, products, and services.
  • Carry out management responsibilities in accordancewith the organization’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws.Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees;
  • planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding anddisciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Ensure all staff is provided with training andresources needed to perform their jobs to the most outstanding degree possible.
  • Ensure all staff is provided with frequent feedback and coaching in order tomeet and exceed individual and team performance goals consistently.

  • Manage and encourage new ideas from staff to fosterimprovements through innovations.
  • Empower the staff to be accountable and responsiblefor their own actions and decisions.
  • Required Experience :

  • Proven experience working in a similar role,preferably within a large organisation.
  • BSc Engineering / Computer Science or equivalentqualification.
  • Expertise and proven experience in various staffingand resource models.
  • Extensive development experience across a broadportfolio of projects.
  • Expertise in techniques for design and code reviewsof offshore technical proposals.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in project planningand management tools to manage project progress, budget, and scope.
  • Experience leading multiple development teams.
  • Experience in code reviews and development approaches.
  • Expertise in industry best practices in offshorepartnership development.
  • Proven ability to lead test-driven development andmaintenance.
  • Industrywide or broad companywide technical knowledge.
  • Track record of developing solutions to be deployedin cloud environments, preferably AWS.
  • Essential :

  • Excellent technical leadership, communication andpresentation skills.
  • Agile Software Development, Scrum.
  • Ability to engage and liaise with stakeholders acrossall functions.
  • Implementation, integration and management of complexsolutions (distributed, multi-platform, multi-technology).
  • Excellent problem-solving ability including leadingteams to identify, research and coordinate resources to diagnose andtroubleshoot complex issues.
  • Advanced organization / project planning, timemanagement, and change management skills across multiple functional groups anddepartments, and advanced delegation skills involving prioritizing andreprioritizing projects and managing projects of various size and complexity.
  • Strong experience of .NET, MVC, Web API andJavaScript SPA frameworks (preferably React / React Native).
  • Experience of on-premise, virtualisation and cloudbased infrastructure using Amazon Web Services or Azure.
  • Solid knowledge of Security Engineering bestpractices.
  • DevOps, Build and Deployment automation (Puppet,TeamCity, Docker desirable).
  • Experience on Windows Server and Linux Operatingsystems.
  • Experience of performance and load testing approaches.
  • Strong skills in setting, communicating,implementing, and achieving business objectives and goals through the directmanagement of others.
  • Strong organization / project planning, timemanagement, and change management skills across multiple development teams.
  • Advanced problem-solving experience involving leadingteams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary toeffectively troubleshoot / diagnose complex project issues;
  • prior successextracting / translating findings into alternatives / solutions; and identifyingrisks / impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making.

  • Advanced communication (verbal and written), stronginterpersonal, communication, and presentation skills applicable to a wideaudience including senior and executive management, customers
  • Desirable :

  • Experience with search solutions (MarkLogic,Elasticsearch, SOLR).
  • Experience of NoSQL and graph database platforms(preferred MarkLogic).
  • Experience with cross-platform mobile applicationdevelopment, preferably with React Native.
  • Micro-service architectures.
  • Sowho are RBI and ICIS?

    Reed Business Information (RBI) is abillion dollar company providing information, analytics and data to businessprofessionals worldwide.

    Our strong global products and services holdmarket-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors includingbanking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategicdecisions every day.

    RBI is part of the FTSE100 RELX Group plc, a world-leadingprovider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

    RELX has just been placed in the Forbes Top-60 Employers.

    As one of the largest brands within RBIand with a global staff of more than 800, ICIS is the world’s largestpetrochemical market information provider and has a fast growing energyinformation business.

    ICIS provides prices, news, analysis, insight andconsultancy.

    Howimportant is technology to ICIS?

    Technology is a central part of the ICISbusiness. The technology team provides the online products and systems tocollect and distribute ICIS data to our global audience.

    We also createinnovative sources of new insight for example modelling of power demands,processing of European gas flows or tracking / predicting in real-

    time worldwideship movements. We use modern technologies, work almost exclusively in thecloud and focus on agile development approaches.

    What’sit like to work here?

    Outstanding - you’ve probably alreadygot a feel for what we do and the technology we’re involved with but what’sreally stands us out from the crowd is our culture.

    We’re an agile, dynamic andforward thinking organisation who understands the importance of looking afterour staff. We pride ourselves on delivering high-

    quality products, providingour employees with interesting challenges for their personal and careerdevelopment whilst also striking the right balance between work and familylife.

    In addition to all of this we offer thefollowing 'core' benefits :

  • 29days holiday
  • 2paid charity days (as a business we do a lot of charity work)
  • Pensionand life assurance scheme
  • SAYEShare Options Scheme
  • Andwhat about your career?

    Career development is a big thing for usand we take our PDP (personal development plan) process very seriously; we wantyou to learn and progress quickly in the direction you want to go and we willprovide you with the training and support to achieve that at the right pace.

    The great thing about us career-wise is that we’re a company made up of leadingonline businesses so you can develop in three dimensions, vertically throughthe business, across different brands, and across different functions (if you fancya change).

    We’re also an increasingly international business and are often ableto offer overseas opportunities either as secondments or on a permanent basis.

    RBI are an equal opportunity employerand all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment withoutregard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Womenin technology :

    RBI is very supportive of women inTechnology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter.Currently 24% of our Technology workforce are women which is much higher thanthe UK average of 17%.

    We have the following initiatives in place to supportwomen in technology :

  • Mentoringscheme for women in technology
  • Women’snetwork forum
  • Regularlyrun events for schools girl about careers in technology to inspire the nextgeneration of girls in tech.
  • RBI proudly support the Tech TalentCharter. Click on the link to find out more.

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