Development Manager - Glasgow

Ref: 77 Date Posted: Monday 12 Nov 2018
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The Development Manager is primarily responsible for getting quality product out the door. The Manager Development has a proven technical background and can manage people effectively. Their goal is to deliver results to the customer and do everything necessary to achieve this. They make sure the development team is able to work as efficiently as possible and this means making sure they have clear goals, both short term and long term, and that nothing prevents them from doing their work. From the initial project scope to demonstrating the product to customers, each step is your responsibility.

Essential Functions

  • Enables a team of software engineers to deliver quality projects
  • Manages the day-to-day development rigor of multiple projects by documenting requirements, analyzing, scoping, planning, engineering, implementing, testing, and communicating
  • Runs daily scrums to assess and determine obstacles and risks in the current schedule and resolve them
  • Enhances Development Guidelines to improve consistency across the application
  • Works with the Product Owner to plan and prioritize software deliveries, assembling sprint, release, and overall product roadmap plans
  • Manages all HR related tasks such as hiring, mentoring, performance reviews, career development
  • Provides leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and lead team members to their optimal performance and recognize and promote excellent performers
  • Able to write and review code as needed, and provide technical direction to the group in all phases of development
  • Understands technical architectures, capacity plans, tool requirements, automation plans, product launch plans, and other deliverables
  • Spreads knowledge throughout your team


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Strong technical vision
  • Experience in leading complex projects
  • Demonstrated track record of hiring, developing, and retaining exceptional talent
  • Minimum of 5 years of software development experience as a senior engineer
  • At least 3 years of direct management experience in a technology company
  • Ability to learn new software languages, frameworks, and APIs quickly
  • Proficiency with SQL and an thorough understanding of relational database systems
  • Sharp and tenacious troubleshooting skills
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Extensive experience in enterprise software development
  • Experience managing the development of SaaS and cloud-based applications


  • Solid object oriented programming using C#, Java
  • Front end web development with HTML5 and CSS
  • Mobile applications (especially iOS, Android)
  • .NET Framework 4.5, Web development including WCF and JSON
  • ASP .NET MVC 4 or other MVC web frameworks
  • Knowledge of JavaScript frameworks such as Dojo, RequireJS, Knockout, Backbone, jQuery is an asset
  • Domain experience in HR, Payroll, Benefits, Time and Attendance is a significant plus

What Ceridian Can Offer You [Perks of Joining our Team]:

  • Collaborate with the brightest team in Human Capital Management
  • Flat hierarchy: work, eat, and engage with company execs
  • Ceridian offers the best of both worlds - the excitement of working in a growing startup environment, combined with the opportunities of a large organization
  • Employee driven career path; Top Talent, Career Talk, Career Pathing, Tuition Reimbursement, Mentorship, & Job Rotation are just some of the People programs we have to help you advance your career
  • Fun@Work; Company and Department social events, Holiday parties, picnics, and community involvement (each Ceridian employee gets a paid volunteer day)
  • Bring your whole self to work; casual dress code, a diverse workforce, and some of the greatest people around to make your work day better! 


Salary up to £68k with a car allowance (£6k) and a 15% discretionary incentive plan. Plus many more fantastic benefits and pension.