Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2022-02-28 00:00:00


Development Manager

  • Bazaarvoice is looking for an experienced Development Manager to join us in building the future of product discovery. As part of the Influenster team, you’ll lead a team that's building apps used by millions of consumers worldwide.
    The Development Manager will play a significant role as part of a wider leadership team. You will drive team performance through product delivery to meet business needs. You will develop effective teams of skilled professionals, providing direction and coaching on agile working practices. You will build strong relationships with peers and stakeholders across the business. You will provide technical oversight and direction, regularly interfacing with other teams across the organisation.
    You’ll also be an integral member of the product team, with an outsized impact on strategy and our product roadmap. You will work closely with your product management and product design colleagues to develop new features and member experiences.

    About You:

        • You’re a passionate technologist with 6+ years of Software Engineering experience and 2+ years as a People Manager/Lead.
        • You’re an excellent leader, communicator, innovative and self-motivated, with a positive approach to teamwork.
        • Working to shape and encourage those who have the skills to build software solutions within a Product Development practice.
        • You have experience working in an agile software development environment and will seek out opportunities for improvement whilst identifying and managing risk.
        • You have an analytical approach and have experience in evaluating capability needs and the suitability of initiatives against the strategy.
        • You are exceptionally well organised and drive a high standard of output for yourself and your team.
        • You’ll have the ability to challenge effectively and constructively, whilst driving good practice, both personally and with your colleagues, ensuring clear, well-informed and focused presentation of output to key stakeholders and clients at varying levels.
        • You’re comfortable balancing speed-to-market and long-term engineering decisions.
        • You have a passion for people management, mentorship, and career growth on your team(s).
        • You’re data-driven in your decision-making, willing to take calculated risks and fail fast, and aren’t afraid to raise your hand when you see areas to improve.
        • You have a knack for driving engineering efforts and communicating with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders.

    Role & Responsibilities:

      • Providing coaching, mentorship, and career development.
      • Optimizing team velocity by ruthlessly prioritizing workload, removing roadblocks to progress, and actively protecting the team from disturbance, disruption, or outside interference.
      • Closely collaborating on product strategy with your Product Manager, and working with him/her to manage and prioritize the product backlog.
      • Identifying opportunities for your team’s professional development and work with the right partners to make it happen.
      • Staying up to date on industry news and being a trusted source of all major developments affecting our company and our competitors.
      • Anticipating future people requirements and working with the talent team to recruit, evaluate, and hire great new team members.
      • Providing performance feedback and complete performance evaluations for the team.
      • Providing informal performance feedback on a frequent basis, recognizing achievement and flagging opportunities for growth. 
      • Providing advice and assistance to teams on technical difficulties that arise in the course of doing their work.
      • Leveraging your experience to flag issues that your team might overlook (such as scalability, performance, security, compliance, operational readiness, etc.).
      • Staying current in the development tools and technologies that your team members are using.