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Information Technology Development Manager, Private: Space NK

London
Full Time, Flexi Time
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As the ultimate curator of over 100 of the most in-demand, highly innovative and boundary-pushing beauty brands, we are the go-to destination for worldwide beauty discovery.

Together through our neighbourhood stores, online presence and loyalty scheme, Space NK has built a flourishing community in which to discover beauty. The customer is at the heart of everything we do, and we will always endeavour to offer everything they need to help them explore, experiment, and enjoy our brands.

We currently have an opportunity for a Development Manager in our I.T department.

 As Development Manager you will lead a team of developers, dedicated to a particular product area within Tech. You will have strong technical skills with over 5 years’ experience, preferably within ecommerce. Working on Salesforce Commerce Cloud, you will split your time efficiently (50/50) between delivering code and managing/supporting the developers within the team.

The Development Manager will work closely with the Product Managers, Scrum and TPMs to create a tailored agile experience, ensuring the team is as productive as possible. You will also work closely with the Head of Development and business stakeholders to evolve the wider business roadmap, ensuring the developers are able to achieve delivery of key business milestones.

This is a great opportunity for a Lead Developer or Development Manager with a passion in ecommerce and a desire to help advance a dedicated team of developers.

Areas of Responsibility:

 

Managing Developers:

  • Responsible for managing a development squad within Tech.
  • Support and mentor developers of all levels ranging from entry to senior.
  • Provide solutions to help unblock developers when they require.
  • Provide peer reviews for the dev team.
  • Help resolve merge conflicts and create release branches for deployments.
  • Handle 1:1’s with developers as well as conducting their annual development reviews.
  • Identify and create agile workflows that best support the team in achieving their goals.

 

 

Development:

  • Take ownership in architecting the technical solutions implemented within your particular team/squad.
  • Demonstrate coding best practices for other developers to learn from.
  • Have strong MVC experience, especially in JavaScript.
  • Any prior experience working on Salesforce SFRA would be advantageous.
  • Experienced in working with CI/CD, preferably with knowledge on building new pipelines to help setup faster more iterative release cycles.
  • Support QA with automated testing and release approvals.
  • Highlight and advise on coding improvements where necessary.
  • Ensure unit testing is committed with every PR and make sure no build is pushed that fails unit tests.
  • Help identify and fix bugs when they arise.

 

 

Team:

  • Become an integral link between key business stakeholders and the development teams to ensure timelines are met and the business is constantly updated on progress of work.
  • Work closely with Product Managers and Scrum roles to improve the agile process, tailoring the methodology to best work with each developer.
  • Work with the product owners to plan sprints and developer capacity plans.
  • Provide feedback to Head of Development on milestone progress and individual developers’ personal development.
  • Work with QA on supporting automated testing.

Competencies and Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Enthusiastic and self-confident.
  • Analytical with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Adaptable, willing to take on new challenges and driven to continually improve.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills.

Key points of contact:

 

Internal

·      Developers

·      Head of Development

·      Product Managers

·      Technical Program Managers

·      Scrum Master

·      Head of Digital

·      Other key business stakeholders

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