Applications and Development Manager

Full Time Permanent

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Applications and Development Manager

Salary – up to £55,000 per annum, plus benefits and bonus

Benefits include: Company Bonus, 27 days holiday (plus bank holidays), Company Pension,  8 x Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance, Discounted Insurance Products.

We are currently looking for an Applications and Development Manager to join our busy team in Sale (Hybrid working) or to work from home!

You will lead and develop SBG’s Infrastructure and Development teams in delivering infrastructure and IT system change across SBG. Managing and supporting all escalated (3rd line) IT infrastructure and IT systems support for SBG. effective delivery

Applications and Development Manager Duties:

To lead and develop the Infrastructure and Development teams
Upkeep and develop SBG’s IT infrastructure and systems to ensure they are kept within their lifecycle, in line with the IT strategy and architectural vision.
Responsible for managing team resource and forecasting for required IT or Business change, proactively highlighting resource conflicts
Own, develop and communicate Software Development Lifecyle (SDLC) policies to ensure industry best practices and frameworks are adhered to
Manage stakeholders across the business collaboratively throughout all aspects of the SDLC
Ensure consistency across the development team in development practices, tooling, and documentation
Present prioritised technical work items to System and Business owners for consideration and planning against business-driven change.
Implement standard delivery methodologies and practices to support all types of application and infrastructure change
Own and develop control framework to ensure common operational risks are mitigated.
Lead and manage the enhancement of SBG’s cloud platform(s) to ensure they operate as effectively and efficiently as possible
Proactively manage financial costs of SBG’s Cloud platform to maximise value and efficiency and ensure they are kept within agreed budgets
Establish and develop test automation within the team
Work with the wider IT department to analyse business requirements and develop proof of concept or full solutions to meet business requirements.
Ensure that IT and Information Security policies are strictly enforced across SBG’s infrastructure and systems to ensure that they are appropriately protected.
Applications and Development Manager Requirements

Good understanding of most of the following technologies:

Microsoft Azure IaaS resources
Microsoft Azure PaaS resources
Microsoft 365
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Microsoft Azure DevOps & TFS
Microsoft Infrastructure Fundamentals i.e., Active Directory
Networking Fundamentals i.e., TCP/IP, VLANS, LAN, WAN
Microsoft Windows Server
Microsoft SQL
Backup Technologies
Web Technologies
Firewalls Technologies
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven problem-solving experience
Development best practices
Agile working and Scrum
Customer Service Skills
Analyse and Interpret data and statistics.
Influencing and negotiating skills
Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with customers and service partners


A recognised IT related qualification

Microsoft Solution Architect accreditation
Microsoft DevOps Engineer accreditation
Microsoft Security engineer accreditation
A recognised IT related qualification
ITIL Foundation
Sesame Bankhall Group are committed to Treating Customers Fairly. As part of your role it will be your responsibility to work within the principles of TCF which would be specific to your role and department.

Sesame Bankhall Group is committed to providing an inclusive recruitment experience to our candidates.  If you are neurodiverse or require any adjustments to be made or as a result of a disability, impairment or health condition, please do not hesitate to let me know.

If you think that you are suitable for this Applications and Development Manager role, please apply now


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