Software Development Manager

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Negotiable
  • Contract


CTS Application Services are looking for a Software Development Manager to join its management team reporting to the Head of Function. The role will have overall responsibility for the software development practice of the function and manage a software development team to deliver and support bespoke solutions and platforms with a strong engineering focus. The portfolio of work will consist of multiple concurrent demands ranging from projects of varying size and nature to smaller specific business requests.

The role will work closely with other members of the management team (Portfolio Manager, Automation & Control Manager, Business Applications Manager, Lead Application Architect) to fulfill the plans and demands for the function.

The process will include the submission of an application form, a presentation based on a case study given in advance, and a competency-based interview.

Key Accountabilities

  • Own the practice of Software Development used across the entire function spanning all technologies, SDLCs, standards, patterns, and tooling. Look to continuously improve, keep up to date with and embrace new technologies and ways of working.
  • Management of the pipeline of software delivery at a macro level (i.e. budgeting, planning, forecasting) and micro-level (i.e. work request allocation, funding, charging, execution to targets) for the defined areas in scope.
  • Lead, develop and motivate a team of software developers to ensure they achieve and contribute to their maximum potential.
  • Provide necessary oversight to ensure solutions are developed in accordance with the function’s quality standards, controls, architecture, wider organization security standards, and optimal total cost of ownership.
  • Collaborate with Release Management to ensure environments are fit for purpose and timely and controlled deployment of software assets through the environments into production.
  • Sustain the software delivered in accordance with production SLAs and provide ongoing fixes, improvements, and exploitations.
  • Collaborate with the Architects, Project Managers, Analysts, and the IT management team contributing to business cases, sizings/estimations, and plans, and ensuring optimal design and execution of solutions.
  • Develop and leverage a close working relationship with key technology stakeholders within CTS, with peers across European Technology, and within the Global Corporate Technology function.
  • Represent (direct or through delegate) the function at relevant Community Forums.
  • Track and report on key KPIs.

Desired Knowledge / Experience / Skills

The successful candidate will possess the following essential experience:

  • 10+ Years proven track record working in software development teams
  • Technical leadership in the area of software development and engineering (practices, design, and implementation patterns)


  • Applications (with thick/thin clients), Data Reporting & Analytics Platforms, Integrations (Web Services, ETL, File Transfers), Reporting, Automation
  • Multi-tier architecture: UI, Service Tiers, Databases


  • Development languages and database: SQL DB, Oracle, Oracle APEX, SSIS/SSRS, TFS/SVN, C#/.Net/Entity Framework, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, T-SQL (SQL Server), SSAS Tabular – Dax and Powershell
  • Experienced in Version Control, Continuous Integration/Build, Code Analysis, and Test Management tools
  • Experience in reporting tools Power BI and Excel Power Query/Power Pivot desirable
  • MS Azure Stack
  • OO programming, SQL, web application development, security, and open source technologies

 Development Environment

  • Delivery and sustainment of software solutions in an agile yet controlled environment using leading tools, techniques, and KPIs
  • Regular releases of the software to production level services
  • Continuous build, deploy, test, and release processes and tools and focus on automation of the same
  • On-premise and cloud-based environments (notably MS Azure stack)

 Development Teams

  • Management of a team of developers
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects and change requests of varying scales, timelines
  • Close collaboration with infrastructure (and more specifically cloud) engineers in a DevOps team organized manner to deliver and sustain solutions


  • Excellent skills with a track record in communicating and collaborating at all levels from Executive to Team level, IS, and business stakeholders. Excellent written skills are also essential. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

The successful candidate will possess the following desirable experience:

•   Delivered solutions within the Financial Services industry(Not a must)
•   3rd level degree in IT / computer science or related field

Behavioral Competencies

  • Leadership
  • Innovation and Change
  • Drive for Results
  • Operational Excellence & Process Improvement
  • Team Working & Cross-Functional Collaboration

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    • NGSDM
    • Dublin City Centre
    • Negotiable
    • Contract
    • 8th of June
    • IT
    Naiadi Gil

    Naiadi Gil

    • Naiadi Gil
    • 01 4064657