Software Development Team Lead/Manager

Job description

Job Title: Software Development Team Lead/Manager

Location: Galway City (this role must be on site full time, no remote working opportunities at the moment)

Contract type: Permanent

This is a replacement role and looks after a team of up to 10 Software Developers.

About the company:

This employer are well established in Galway City and have a good reputation in the market place. This is a great opportunity to join a professional IT Development team and develop your management career in an agile scrum environment.


About the job:

There are two essential skills that are needed for this role; firstly, applicants need to come from a strong software development background (approx. 7 years) and secondly applicants need to have proven experience of managing a team and their workload. Even if that team comprises of 2-3 people, the quality of management experience that this person has is more important than the amount of direct reports.


The Managerial Responsibilities of the role:

  • Line manager of a software development team. Managing the team on a daily basis and building great collaboration.
  • Ensure effective technical communication across team.
  • Manage task schedule
  • Look after performance management effectively for team members eg setting their goals, monitoring progress and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Take responsibility for supporting technical issues relating to service incidents.
  • Gain and advance own technical knowledge of the product and act as a technical leader.


Sprint & Release Delivery Job Responsibilities

  • Act as the Scrum Master for all product change
  • Lead, schedule and manage all product change tasks within the sprint delivery cycle.
  • Manage all development & QA tasks using the Jira platform.
  • Manage and monitor team daily updates.
  • Create and update comprehensive release notes for all planned product changes.


Tool Set - Working Knowledge of: ( is not essential, once applicants have a strong development background other frameworks and languages can be considered).

  • Core:
    • Visual Studio, C# .net framework, NUnit, Entity framework, SQL Server, Jira, Confluence
  • Desirable:
    • Azure services, CI/CD practises

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