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Development Manager

Job No: HS13
Location: Auckland

Software of Excellence is looking for a dynamic team member to join the Development Team as Development Manager!

We are looking for a Development Manager for the Albany team! The Software Development Manager will be responsible for three Scrum teams and will have direct line management for 3 Team Leads. These three teams are dedicated to Software of Excellence’s feature products and have roughly 15 Developers across them.

Role Responsibilities 

  • Line management for x 3 Agile Team Leads
  • Personal development of team members
  • Growth and expansion of skills within the team
  • Mentoring and coaching for technical excellence
  • Create a culture of trust and respect within the teams
  • Reviewing current Agile processes and identifying areas for improvement
  • Planning projects / roadmaps and facilitating successful delivery
  • Drive and motivate teams towards success
  • Facilitating technical steering committee
  • Communication with key internal stakeholders i.e. QA Manager, Product Managers, other Development Managers

Skills & Experience required:

  • Experience in managing and motivating teams to achieve goals and deadlines
  • Experience and good grasp of all aspects of the SDLC
  • Understanding of agile methodology and frameworks
  • Deeply passionate about software development
  • Experienced facilitator (Meetings, productivity, actions, outcomes)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Personal qualities, skills and knowledge required:

  • The ability to lead by example
  • Thought leadership
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced facilitator (Meetings, productivity, actions, outcomes)
  • Professional and able to motivate and inspire team
  • The ability to balance conflicting demands on the team and on individuals
  • Deeply passionate about software development


Experience aside, you are a highly adaptable individual who loves a busy and challenging work environment. You are motivated to maintain a high standard of performance while meeting deadlines and taking responsibility for outcomes. You have excellent organisational and communication skills to liaise with both external customers and internal teams.

If this sounds like you and you wish to be part of the Software of Excellence team, take the next step in your career and apply now!

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