Software Manager | Collins McNicholas

Software Manager

  • Reference: GYGN43814
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway
  • Category: Information Technology

We have an opportunity for an experienced manager to lead our client’s software product development team. You should have a genuine interest in technology, enjoy problem solving, be willing to take initiative and drive change.

This position reports directly to the CEO and is a demanding but rewarding position for someone with significant development & coaching expertise who is passionate about leading others to success.

You will:

  • Have experience building departmental processes and structures to help scale our business

  • Set the culture and coach team members to success

  • Be hands on and drive issues to resolution

  • Work with our software teams to measure and maintain team velocity

  • Be a strong advocate of good agile development practices – code reviews, automated test, continuous integration, continuous delivery

  • Oversee all phases of the software development lifecycle with emphasis on velocity, quality, performance, design and best practices

  • Work closely with product owners to ensure upcoming sprints are in line with product management while ensuring QA and technical debt requirements are satisfied

  • Lead recruitment to continue building our world class development team



  • A Bachelor or higher degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 5+ years in software development experience building complex applications

  • 5+ years in software development management in a fast paced dynamic organisation

  • Experience in hands-on, in-depth analysis, review and design of software, including technical review and analysis of source code

  • Experience in an agile development environment with TDD, continuous integration and continuous delivery, using tools such as Git, Jenkins, Node.js and Docker

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail


    Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Experience with Atlassian product

  • Android development

  • PMP or similar certification

  • Scrum Master or similar certification

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Gillian Nicholson

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  • Gillian Nicholson
  • Principal Recruitment Consultant - IT Division
  • 091 706714
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