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Tom Wood


Software Development Manager | Java | Nottingham

Nottingham, UK

£55,000 - £60,000 per annum






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Tom Wood


0161 249 7152

Software Development Manager | Java | Nottingham

  • Based in Nottingham
  • Salary; £60,000 + bonus + wider benefits package
  • Permanent

You've been asking yourself, "What next?".

You've spent the last few years perfecting your coding skills. Within your team and company, junior and senior developers alike are looking to you for technical guidance and support. There are very few new challenges that you come up against and you're starting to wonder where your career will go next.

You're looking at options, but none of the Tech Lead roles are a challenge for you. You want something more. A bigger role with wider responsibilities into the strategy and direction of the organisation.

You want to step into a forward-thinking business. One driven by excellence in Agile working practices. A company that is leading the way in test driven development and where they have high success in continuous integration.

You want to be managing a team of senior and junior developers, helping to grow and define their careers in technology.

You want to be able to lead on the integration and development of new tech. Technology that will support and improve the current stacks performance.

This is a role that can give you this and more.

What are they looking for?

  • You will be responsible for personal development for the teams, helping their career pathways. They are looking for someone who loves management and who is extremely passionate about helping people.
  • You'll be driving teams to work in the most efficient ways. They need someone who has been through challenging situations and who can engineer solutions to get through them in the best way.
  • You'll be driving best practices, so they need you to understand what these are.
  • The role is working closely with delivery and test teams and so they need someone who can look at the big picture objectives for the company and who can then work cross-functionally with other teams.
  • The role is managing across a Java tech stack, so knowledge of Java and open source frameworks is key.

The role is a mix of;

  • Vision and strategy - working with the Directors and wider Senior Management team with the overall vision for projects and platforms across the business.
  • Project delivery and implementation - delivering on various key programmes and projects from design through to completion.
  • People management - managing a sizeable team across 2 squads. Mentoring and coaching teams of junior and experienced developers.
  • Technical - supporting the team in the development of their technical skills.
  • Process improvement - helping to move towards a more agile way of working, implementing new technologies, training and upskilling people etc.

Why should you consider this role?

  • A multi-faceted, challenging role combining high level (strategy, vision, process implementation) AND technical responsibilities.
  • An opportunity to join an organisation which is embarking on some key modernisation programmes (Cloud, micro-services etc.).
  • An established and solid organisation that are now going through a key period of growth with a number of opportunities to develop and progress your career.
  • The opportunity to help mentor, manage, and support developers in their development and work.

What next? Please apply and get in touch. If you have any questions, please contact Tom on 0161 249 7152 or

Burns Sheehan Ltd will consider applications based only on skills and ability and will not discriminate on any grounds.