Development Manager

You'll manage and represent the team, drive consistent standards,ensuring the team is collaborating and using engineering best practices: writing clean and well structured, documented,and tested code
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Who we are

The Workshop is a tech company that develops incredible software for the online gaming industry. Living by the motto “Fearlessly Forward,” innovation is at the centre of everything we do, whether it’s our games, new products and technologies. We understand that great ideas come from great people, and great people thrive when they’re trusted to challenge, change, improve, and perfect our products and processes.Our strength lies in the diversity of our skills, and that comes from the diversity of our people. 

The Workshop is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other, trust each other, and value collaboration. We welcome candidates of all genders, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, nationality, belief (or lack thereof,) and programming language preference. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer a pleasant, supportive place to work – whoever you are. It’s a place where you can try new ideas, take risks, and move Fearlessly Forward.

Your mission

As Development Manager you will be responsible for the overall software platform in terms of technical quality and schedule of delivery, risk mitigation, resourcing and overall productivity within your team.  In this role, you will manage a software development team, including development and QA, driving project planning, overseeing development, and overall supporting the team throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  As Development Manager you will bring necessary servant leadership skills and be required to know and represent the team’s overall status (architecture, timelines, quality, development) across multiple projects when communicating to senior management and stakeholders, and at all times be expected to understand areas of success, blocking issues, and opportunities for investment for the overall team.  In each case, you will be responsible for managing the team and accountable for the delivery of software.

Your primary responsibility as Development Manager is the delivery of software to schedule and at the expected quality, by managing the team, removing blocking issues and mitigating risks raised by management, product, development or architecture.  In this regard, you will be the primary contact on agreeing deliverables in terms of scheduling and delivery content to senior management and stakeholders.  To be successful in this role, you will need to understand each of the team’s roles and responsibilities and be able to recognise areas that require support or investment throughout the SDLC as well as areas of development growth for the individuals in the team.

Whilst an overall understanding of technical and non-technical issues will be required in this role, collaboration with governance bodies will be essential to ensure channel development standards are compliant with the company strategy, and risks and issues are escalated to be tackled at a global level.  As Development Manager you will be required to candidly escalate problems of a technical and process level, both in terms of current limitations and areas of opportunity.  In these cases, you may need to champion actions (or nominate and support members of their team) to identify and solve technological and process issues across the team. 

What you'll do

  • Represent the team towards senior management and stakeholders
  • Work with the team and external partners to ensure high technical quality, and that the deliverables are defined on time and to the right level of quality to guarantee successful outputs
  • Manage projects within the team; define project timelines and milestones as well as resource allocation according to existing capacity and commitments, report on status periodically and on demand tailoring communication to the audience, handle issues and risks proactively
  • Identify and develop mitigation/contingency plans, facilitate risk management process and conflict resolution
  • Drive and enforce the SDLC process, and establish procedures and systems for managing and tracking change
  • Drive consistent standards, ensuring the team is collaborating and using engineering best practices: writing clean and well structured, documented, well tested code
  • Apply governance standards and provide continuous improvement feedback to governance bodies
  • Works with the team to solve strategic problems around technology, methodology and process
  • Lead the team beyond managing tickets or process within established procedures, inspiring them, challenging the status quo as well as existing solutions and approaches
  • Manage hiring, onboarding, retention and career development of the engineering teams ensuring that the team high-performing
  • Mentor employees through example, advice and correction; help them to expand their capacity and the capacity of their teams; participate in their career development
  • Sponsor ownership and accountability at all levels within the team aiming to promote an autonomous development team
  • Lead incident root cause analysis and work with the team to identify long term preventive measures and adapt existing processes accordingly
  • Instigates cross-team initiatives and fosters collaboration across engineering groups

What you'll bring

  • Software development background with hands-on experience in developing commercial solutions
  • Technical excellence and crafts(wo)manship mindset 
  • Creative problem-solving mindset, can-do attitude and leadership skills
  • Exceptional communication (spoken/written) and presentation skills
  • A passion for software development processes, methodologies and technologies
  • Ability to learn and keep technically current with industry approaches, frameworks, and paradigms, including self-learning and company sponsored improvement
  • Well-versed in Agile software development processes and techniques and how to adapt them to the team dynamics and business needs
  • Firm character, integrity and being able to obtain respect from colleagues and likeable manner to drive people
  • Ability to motivate a team to achieve the defined vision and product objectives while balancing business priorities through collaboration with senior management
  • Ability to initiate, recognize, and manage change
  • Ability to manage performance and coach team members for growth through career development plans and leading by example
  • Ability to work autonomously in a demanding environment taking multiple initiatives forward at the same time
  • Full English professional proficiency 

What's in it for you

  • Challenging and fulfilling work at an innovative, global company that uses cutting-edge tech
  • Global work experience in an agile methodology
  • International, friendly and inclusive multi-cultural environment (over 35 nationalities that speak altogether almost 30 languages!)
  • Competitive salary and relocation packages for you and your family
  • Private health insurance and life insurance from day 1
  • Flexibility of working from home/office to stay both safe and collaborative
  • Flexible working hours, well-being programs, learning and growth opportunities
  • Team building events, learning labs, Hackathons/Designatons 
  • Opportunity to shape the tech community inside and outside of The Workshop, mentoring and sharing knowledge with others
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Our culture

We’re lucky enough to have a home in two of Europe’s best tech cities – London and Malaga – and are proud of our diversity. Our Inventors represent over 40 different nationalities and almost 30 languages.


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