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Software Engineering Manager

Software Engineering Manager
Salary - £85,000
Location - Southwest England

The Role:
As we continue on our digital transformation journey, we require great leadership to work across The Citation Group, providing deep technical guidance on existing and emerging technologies that will drive forward our vision and strategy as we look ahead.

As a Software Engineering Manager for two of our products, you will play a key role in providing technical guidance leading a small but rapidly growing team of engineers within the wider Citation Group.

We believe that our teams work best when they are passionate about building great products; we are looking for a talented Engineering Manager that will help guide the team and continue our product evolution!

You will work closely with great colleagues; product owners, technical folks, agile coaches, designers and architects to name but a few.

We are looking for someone who has experience in managing a team while ensuring good engineering practices such as TDD, BDD, Clean Code (to name a few).

At the Citation Group, we've got some awesome aspirations; we need you to help grow and guide the team on our journey.

You will use your knowledge and experience of various technologies to help us achieve this!

Some of our teams are relatively new to good Engineering practices and DevOps concepts - you will help us mature the way in which the teams add value.

More about the role
Demonstrate the value of good engineering practices in driving agility, such as continuous delivery, continuous integration, TDD, BDD and mob programming.

Encourage automation and continuous delivery while working collaboratively within an Agile team helping facilitate technical decision-making in the team while creating a mentoring and coaching environment to help develop engineering capabilities.

Encourage knowledge sharing across engineering teams helping them deliver working software regularly and reliably while acting as a true servant leader to empower the team.

Believe in a DevOps culture - we build and own the entire stack, and endeavour to automate as much as possible.

Help create a culture of psychology safety, feedback and retrospectives to bring about measurable improvements in technical capability, using useful metrics to support continuous improvement such as DORA metrics.

Understand The Citation Group's vision and strategy ensuring technology choices and direction fit into wider priorities - actively contributing to and helping to drive forward the engineering practice.

Desired Experience/Skills:
, Experience in any of the following: .Net, .Net Core, Java 8, PHP with associated tools and frameworks like MVC, Spring, Hibernate, Maven and Gradle.

JavaScript, preferably with ES6+ and component-based libraries such as React alongside HTML and CSS.
, We are dealing with sensitive data; an understanding of secure engineering practises is a must!
, Automated testing, using tools such as MS Test, Junit, Spock, JMeter, Gatling, Selenium, Jest and Enzyme.
, Demonstrable experience of new technologies and know when it is appropriate to use them.
, Good understanding and experience of both architecture and infrastructure and why it is important to be aware of both as well as and the benefits of taking a microservices approach to development.
, Good understanding and experience of OO design, SOLID, Event Driven architecture alongside experience of TDD, BDD and mob programming.
, Good understanding and experience of framework agnostic development, knowing when to use frameworks and when not to alongside caching technologies.

We are also doing the following, so any knowledge in these areas would be great:
, Deploying multiple services to cloud-based infrastructure using CI/CD pipelines
, Monitoring our applications using the ELK stack
, Working with Azure, AWS, Kubernetes, Node.js, PHP, MySQL, Docker, Postgresql, Terraform, Ansible and friends…

About Us
We are Citation.

We are far from your average service provider.

Our colleagues bring their brilliant selves to work every day and we create an environment where they can shine.

We are a nice bunch.

We don't do office politics or “that's not my job”.

We listen, support and take ownership.

We have been proudly delivering valuable HR and Health and Safety services to SMEs across the UK for over 20 years.

Passionate about service, we're on a mission to revolutionise our colleague's and clients' experience by employing brilliant people who are experts at what they do and smile whilst they are doing it.

Working for Citation you will have access to 25 days holiday, plus your birthday off work, gym membership discount, healthcare, childcare vouchers, the opportunity to purchase extra leave, pension contributions and more.

It's a great place to work because of the people we employ.

Fun and professional, we want likeminded individuals who love to love their job (no ‘mood hoovers' here thanks!) and want the Company to succeed.

So, if our culture sounds like a good fit for you and you want to be part of our success story, then send us your details.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: Up to £85000.00 per annum
  • Location: Exeter, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: IT
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Contact: 2M Employment Solutions
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2023-02-10 13:00:13 -

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