Software Development Manager

Product Development London, United Kingdom


Software Development Manager

The Lead Developer / Software Engineer Manager leads a team of software engineers to extend our groundbreaking Chat eDiscovery software which is flexible on pre-processing any kind of chat data for the further eDiscovery process.  The goal of the software is to improve end-user's productivity, efficiency and reduce errors introduced in manual processes and workflows.  

This is a hands-on leadership role, responsible for maintaining and extending the design and architecture as well as product development using Microsoft and open source technologies.  

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Directly manage and lead senior, mid and junior developers.  Must ensure they are successfully executing specified designs to the internal standards set for engineering product.
  • Collaborate- and effectuate on standards and processes within the Engineering group in order to continuously improve their consistency, predictability, and efficiency of the overall product.
  • Estimate and become accountable for the software development by actively managing risks and changing requirements.
  • Follow and contribute to the continuous improvement of agile software development by actively managing risks and changing requirements.
  • Follow and contribute to the constant improvement of agile software development processes and practices (SCRUM) to improve engineering efficiency to maximize resources and reduce expense.
  •  Responsible for designing software applications and processes from conception to completion, including the ability to effectively convey those designs to peers, management and customers.
  • Hands on with development.  Spend significant time coding and delivering product features.
  • Specify non-functional software requirements and analyze all requirements to determine design feasibility within time and cost constraints.
Direct Reports: 
  • This is a management role
  • Expected to manage 6 to 10 direct reports
  • Experience in eDiscovery industry is required, knowledge of EDRM with focus on data collection, processing and review is essential, knowledge of Relativity/SDK is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of chat and collaboration software market, technologies and ecosystem, both corporate- and consumer-designed.
  • Strong focus on process automation, auditability, transparency and traceability.
  • 7+ years professional software development including expertise in:
    •  Application development using C#, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, .NET Core and ASP.NET Core, unit and integration testing using NUnit or similar with focus on quality, flexibility, scalability and performance
    • Application extensibility using .NET Framework Reflection, CLR loaders and application domains
    • Database administration, design, query using Microsoft SQL Server (2008 R2 to 2017) as well as data migration, scalability and performance, expertise in NoSQL preferred
    • ORM using Entity Framework, Entity Framework Core and ADO.NET
    • IIS Web server API development using WebAPI, web frontend development using JavaScript and jQuery, expertise an Angular is an advantage
    • Application security including prevention of common times of attacks such as SQL injection and XSS, Kerberos authorization/authentication in IIS, Microsoft SQL Server and Active Directory 
    • Software packaging and deployment using WiX or InstallShield
    • Source code management using Git version-control system, including supporting processes such as GitFlow
  • 3+ years leading engineering teams, including delegating, managing and prioritizing of work. 
  • Experience with Agile and scrum, including leadership in ceremonies and daily stand-ups, design of features and user stories in cooperation with product owner and stakeholders, tasking and estimations. 
  • Experience with quality assurance process design and execution, including integration, manual, regression, performance and UAT testing as well as test automation.
  • Ability to responsively and actively support end users and clients either on site or remotely by providing custom scripts and reports, investigating and analyzing defects, reproducing them and providing hot-fixes and solutions.
  • Experience with continuous integration processes and technologies. 
  • Proven ability to design, evangelize and lead large and complex projects.
  • Ability to work cross functionally to negotiate and resolve conflicting situations and priorities.
  • Ability to work lead a high performing team to shape engineering team charter.
  • Citizenship: EU or Swiss passport holder or Swiss work permit
  • English language required - German and/or Russian language is advantage