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Software Engineering Manager

Published on 23.09.2020


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Position : Software Engineering Manager

LexisNexis UK are looking for a highly motivated software engineering manager to aid in the scaling and transformation of the UK technology organisation. The role will be part hands on to help modernize the technology landscape and part line management to drive the usage of industry recognized best practices across the engineering functions.

You will be a key instigator and model citizen in establishing an agile, value driven culture and ensuring we are building high quality products that the business is proud of.

Reporting into the Legal Technology Director you will be a pivotal member of the UK technology leadership team, working with the business to drive measurable value to the customers and the business.

What to expect:

  • Spend at least 50% of your time in writing high quality code as an exemplar technologist – as a master crafts person.
  • You will career manage between approximately 6 and 14 engineers in flat, cross functional, end to end teams. The teams are responsible for delivery and operation of high quality, secure and robust features in production.
  • Driving broader adoption of a test driven development approach and that it is understood, adhered to and embedded within the teams
  • Engendering within the individuals and teams a culture of continuous improvement and love of the craft software development
  • Managing and recruitment of highly motivated software engineering people who want to make a difference within the company and to our customers
  • Flat structure across the engineering function and a willingness to all be open, honest and intent on listening to everyone’s opinions
  • An agile culture that is about delivering value frequently to our users using CI/CD principles
  • An architecture that is in transition between legacy and modern, strategic technologies
  • A collaborative atmosphere between product, content, delivery and technology
  • Cross functional delivery teams, focused on value driven development and measurement of success
Required profile for job ad : Software Engineering Manager
  • A passion for learning and helping others around you to learn.
  • A passion for continuous improvement and challenging the status quo.
  • A deep understanding and experience of what it takes to deliver at a sustainable pace, frequently released software into production whilst maintaining quality.
  • Deep knowledge and hands on experience of modern software engineering / development practices
  • You are a programming languages polyglot, full stack developer, comfortable across the stack as well as deploying and operating infrastructure as code.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of programming paradigms
  • Ability to write excellent, readable, long term maintainable and production quality code (C#/Java/JavaScript/Python etc.)
  • Experience of building secure software with fully automated build pipelines hosted within the cloud (ideally AWS)
  • Automated quality focused nature and an understanding of the test pyramid
  • The ability to inspire and challenge individuals and teams
  • Knowledge of different architectural and software design patterns
  • Strong (servant) leadership and coaching abilities
  • Excellent personal organizational and time management skills.
  • How to stay calm and focused in an organization in the state of transformation and undergoing significant change
  • The will to drive change for the better and communicate why change is good

Behaviours we expect from you:

  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Servant Leader
  • Foster a dynamic culture
  • Champion change and inspire team members
  • Evangelising the team
  • Effective, inspiring, communication with all levels
Job criteria for job ad : Software Engineering Manager
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
IT, software engineering, Internet
Services other
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern - International
City : Farringdon
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
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Number of Position(s) : 8

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