Development Manager

Job Titles:
IT, Telecomms and Communications
£50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Plus Benefits
Contract Type:


Are you a Development Manager looking to manage a large team of developers or a Team Lead ready to take the next step? There is a vacancy in the IS Division for a Development Manager to work on a variety of interesting and varied development projects. ISD supports and enhances world-class learning, teaching, research and administration through IT.

Job Role:

You will lead and manage a large group of 15 or more application developers, all with their own specific skills, and have overall responsibility of the delivery of development projects. The projects are varied as ISD provides hundreds of services, thus there is an opportunity to enhance technical knowledge as well as form part of a leading set of developers working on the latest developments. Day to day line management responsibility, along with resource and project planning will ensure continuous project deliveries.

You will need to be a confident communicator, with experience in leading or managing teams as dealing with one of the following technologies – SQL, Java, JQuery, PHP, API development. You will also be involved in project delivery, managing stakeholder expectations and will present and/or communicate to a non-technical audience. You will need to use current best-practice development techniques and learn and apply Agile and DevOps.

This role requires previous development experience and management responsibility. It is suitable for a Team Lead who wants to move into a senior role, or for an existing Development Manager who is looking for a new opportunity to broaden their technical knowledge in other areas, manager a larger team and work on some of the latest developments.

In return, we offer a friendly, supportive environment with quality, accredited training, career development and the opportunity to develop high-quality code.

Key Requirements:

You will need to demonstrate knowledge in one of the following technologies - SQL, Java, JQuery, PHP, API or web development. You’ll also need to prove you know how to apply coding standards and practices appropriately and display a knowledge of other server-side languages and the aptitude to learn. Knowledge of Linux and other scripting technologies is advantageous.

You will have experience in presenting to groups of staff and have a professional and supportive attitude towards colleagues, staff, students and others is important, so too is the ability to work effectively in a team environment, sharing knowledge and skills and developing productive working relationships. It is essential that you have experience of managing competing priorities, one to one staff training or mentoring and have knowledge of staff supervision.