Development Manager – 8844NS

Website Proactive IT


£60k – 65k per year

This is an exciting new opportunity for a Development Manager to join a fast-paced and thriving team, working for a highly reputable insurance company based in Birmingham.

You will be entrusted with the management of the IT Development team, with the purpose of ensuring operational effectiveness of business support. This role does offer a flexible hybrid working model.


·     Responsible for system updates and maintenance

·     Ability to design databases and ensure the design is optimal for the required solution, and is extensible, reliable and supportable

·     Ensures systems and architecture are designed to comply with obligations under the Company’s data protection, information security and other relevant policies

·     Manage workload of team to deliver key projects to deadline alongside other requests from the business

·     Represents IT with key stakeholders and arranges, prepares, and takes part in client/user meetings, presenting issues and solutions both orally and in writing

·     Reviews all significant solutions based on their impact on relevant legislation, staff, hardware, network and the successful operation of the business

·     Assists the Head of IT in the selection of the appropriate tools and technologies

·     Provides encouragement to team members, including communicating team goals and identifying areas for new training

·     Has technical responsibility for work performed and decisions taken, and autonomy over line management decisions

·     Manage projects and provide cover for the Head of IT in their absence

·     Performs line management duties including objective setting and 1 to 1s

·     Assists management with hiring processes and new team member training

·     Prepares, or contributes to, project and quality plans taking account of the requirements for functionality versus the constraints of time, cost, and quality

Desirable skills:

·     Background in insurance / financial services

·     3-5 years experience managing a team of developers 

·     System analysis and design experience 

·     Experience managing and developing IBMI Series platform 

·     RPG programming language 



Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted. 

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