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    Opportunity: Senior Scientific Software Manager @ A leading organisation -- Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018



    This is a very interesting post for a Senior Scientific Manager to lead an established team delivering software to support the cellular and genomics operational facilities of the organisation.

    This post holder will be responsible for student, junior and senior software developers and will be a part of the scientific management team, reporting into the Production Software Manager.


    Core Accountabilities Include:
    • Use a recognised software development life cycle (SDLC) process to manage the predictable delivery of software into production.
    • Gain and maintain a broad and where necessary detailed understanding of the operational process to model with the development team support process, interactions and data that adds value to the organisation.
    • Identify, champion and support process improvement of chosen SDLC in collaboration with development team and customers.
    • Mentor & coach developers (Senior, Junior & Industry placement students) identifying learning opportunities to sustainably increase the capability and capacity of the development team in line utilising available budgets.
    • Support and improve maintainability of software applications through understanding and influencing the selection and implementation of technologies, tooling and techniques in collaboration with development team.
    • Support line manager and senior managers in setting and influencing the technology strategy for core informatics.
    • Investing in personal professional development gaining and maintaining technical and managerial skills to support software development projects, people and process.
    • Transparently report progress and impediments towards the stated strategic aims of the organisation learning from failure and success.


    Skills and Experience Required:
    • Experience with Agile development methods
    • Experience modelling complex domains
    • Experience with facilitating teams to identify process improvement and celebrate great team working
    • Experience of managing a team and coaching and developing staff
    • A technical background in software development
    • You will have experience with XP practices.
    • Ability and confidence to gain practical knowledge in new technologies
    • Ability to quickly and effectively forge relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders
    • Some experience with system thinking tools to engage with more complex situations


    Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal[at] or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

    Keywords: Senior, Scientific, Software, Manager, Leader, Bioinformatics, Genomics, SDLC, Agile, Python, Technology, Cambridge.

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