Software Engineering Manger



    About The Role
    Team – Prospect, Adviser & EmployerWorking Pattern –
    Hybrid – 2 days per week in any of our Vitality offices (Bournemouth, London or Stockport). Full time hours We are happy to discuss flexible working!
    Top 3 skills needed for this role:

    • Engaging with Senior Stakeholders
    • Strong Leadership of a Technical team
    • Good organisation skills

    What this role is all about:
    A Software Engineering Manager is accountable for the delivery of products and services and the performance of a Software Engineering team.You will build and maintain teams, ensuring they are motivated, collaborating and working well. You will identify obstacles and help the team to overcome them, focusing the team on what is most important to the delivery of products and services.You will need to provide technical leadership, line management and coaching and mentoring and take full responsibility for all work delivered by the software engineering teams. Ensure delivery is on time, with reference to budget and with a high level of quality.You will be quick on your feet to respond to change in a fast-paced environment utilising the best of Agile and Scrum Practices.Key Actions

    • Agile and Lean practices –
      You can identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use. You can recognise when something does not work and encourage a mindset of experimentation. You can adapt and reflect, be resilient and can see outside of the process.
    • Commercial management –
      You can act as the point of contact for contracted suppliers. You understand appropriate internal contacts and processes within a delivery area. You know how and when third parties should be brought into IT delivery projects.
    • Communication skills –
      You can listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders and interpret them. You can manage stakeholders’ expectations and be flexible. You are capable of proactive and reactive communication. You can enable difficult discussions within the team or with diverse senior stakeholders.
    • Financial management –
      You know how to balance cost versus value. You can consider the impact of user needs. You can report on financial delivery. You can monitor cost and budget; you know how and when to escalate issues.
    • Life-cycle perspective –
      You recognise when to move from one stage of a product life cycle to another. You can ensure the team is working towards the appropriate service standards for the relevant phase. You can manage delivery products and services at different phases.
    • Maintaining delivery momentum –
      You can facilitate the delivery flow of a team, managing the pace and tempo. You can actively address internal and external risks, issues and dependencies
    • Making a process work
      . – You can identify and challenge organisational processes of increasing complexity and those processes that are unnecessarily complicated. You can add value and can coach the organisation to inspect and adapt processes.
    • Planning
      – You understand the environment and can prioritise the most important or highest value tasks. You can use data to inform planning. You can manage complex internal and external dependencies. You can provide delivery confidence. You can remove blockers or impediments that affect plans and can develop a plan for difficult situations.
    • Team dynamics and collaboration –
      You know how to bring people together to form a motivated team. You can help to create the right environment for a team to work in and can empower them to deliver. You can recognise and deal with issues.

    Essential Skills needed to fulfil this role:

    • Experience in a Software Engineering setting
    • Exposure to operational leadership and mentoring
    • Very strong communication skills

    So, what’s in it for you?

    • Bonus Schemes – A bonus that regularly rewards you for your performance
    • A pension of up to 12%- We will match your contributions up to 6% of your salary
    • Our award-winning Vitality health insurance – With its own set of rewards and benefits
    • Life Assurance – Four times annual salary

    If you are successful in your application and join us at Vitality, this is our promise to you, w
    e will:

    • Help you to be the healthiest you’ve ever been.
    • Create an environment that embraces you as you are and enables you to be your best self.
    • Give you flexibility on how, where and when you work.
    • Help you advance your career by playing you to your strengths.
    • Give you a voice to help our business grow and make Vitality a great place to be.
    • Give you the space to try, fail and learn.
    • Provide a healthy balance of challenge and support.
    • Recognise and reward you with a competitive salary and amazing benefits.
    • Be there for you when you need us.
    • Provide opportunities for you to be a force for good in society.

    We commit to all these things because we want you to feel that you belong, and are supported to be happy and healthy.Diversity & Inclusion
    We’re committed to diversity and inclusion because it’s good for our employees, for our business, and for society. To learn more please visit our Careers page.Vitality’s approach to sustainability
    Vitality is a business that drives positive change. We reward people for making and sustaining healthier choices. But healthy people also need a healthy environment. To learn more please visit our Careers page. If we are fortunate in receiving a high volume of quality applications we may need to close this vacancy early.