Job Overview

Manchester, England
Job Type
Full Time
£70,000 - £90,000 Per Year
Date Posted
17 days ago

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Job Description

Zachary Daniels Recruitment is delighted to be supporting his global pharmaceutical wholesaler in the appointment of a Senior Development Manager to bring into their already well established IT team in order to further enhance their growth potential and support the rapid expansion of the business.

Role Overview

As a Senior Development Manager you'll lead the Merlin Platform in the area of Java Applications Platform, Cloud and Devops.

The role will focus on a number of objectives:

Platform Re-engineering

Re-engineering the SaaS Merlin Practice Management to be cloud-native, utilising Azure as a cloud platform and several of the cloud native services (Redis, Azure SQL Warehouse, Azure Data Factory, SAP Gigya) to enable new products and services;

Devops Transformation

Transformation of the development team into a "devops model" with a focus on key technology (Terraform, Docker) and best-practices around development (DORA), test and site reliability (SRE).

Practice Technology Hub and API's

Building out the practice technology according to API-first best practice to enable the development of internal tools and products as well as third party products. You'll understand best practices around API documentation (currently use Swagger), rate-limiting, HTTP verbs etc… You'll work with solutions for video consulting, workflow management, diagnostic equipment and communication.

You will lead the teams around this, working with Solutions Architects, Product Managers, Lead Engineers to transform the current platform into our clients target architecture and operating model.

This is a hands-on role in terms of architecture - leading the architecture group and empowering them to make the right decisions.

About you:

You'll ideally come from a background in software development, having led teams of approx 5 - 10 in size. You will have coached engineers, will understand change management and what high-performing teams look like and be able to communicate on the progress of various projects, collaborating with the right people with the right amount of process and rigour.

The ideal candidate will have experience of guiding teams towards major architectural transformation and be able to demonstrate your experience with micro-services, guiding devops teams and leading complex technology change within an organisation. A Java background is preferable but any language will be considered.



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