Senior Software Engineering Manager - Edinburgh / Hybrid

  • Job Reference: 00346
  • Date Posted: 18 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Saxon Recruitment
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £82,000 to £140,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Good Bonus + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: All Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Steve Saxon
  • Email: steve@saxonrecruitment.com

Job Description

Senior Software Engineering Manager - Edinburgh / Hybrid - 1 day per week in Office.

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This successful global organisation driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation seek a Senior Software Engineering Manager - Routing & Switching Engineering, for their Edinburgh site - with a team of 40 Engineers in Edinburgh alone.

As a Senior Software Engineering Manager working for this Networking Technology company you will work on Products developing a network that grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive whether accessing the phone, streaming video, texting etc – your interactions are being enabled by these technologies.

They have a People-First culture. Their teams enjoy an environment focused on personalised and flexible work that empowers an individual’s passions, growth, wellbeing and belonging. They’re a Technology company that leads with humanity — driving business priorities alongside meaningful social, community, and societal impact.

The Senior Software Development Manager Roles & Responsibilities include:

• Provide technical leadership and managerial guidance to a team of 6-8 software engineers

• Recruit and mentor staff to grow the team’s capability and their individual talent 

• Review product requirements and feature requests, providing development effort estimates and risk assessments to senior management

• Influence architectural decisions, design/code reviews, test plans and technology strategy

• Manage multiple concurrent projects to deliver committed features on time

• Foster an environment of continuous improvement in software engineering practices and product quality in terms of performance, scalability, availability and flexibility

• Work closely with other software development teams as well as product line management, quality assurance (QA), and technical support.

Key Competencies & Skills for the Software Engineering Manager include:

Bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering, computer engineering or computer science and ideally 10 years of experience in a software development role, in the Networking Domain. Five years of experience in a technical leadership role and/or people management role.

They are looking for a good People Manager, someone who can understand the technologies but will not be expected to code. 

The Ideal candidate will also have the following skills:

• Familiar with Linux Development environment, C, Python

• Knowledge of network routers/switches or routing protocols (ISIS, OSPF, BGP, etc.), Networking Applications

• Experience in open-source software development.

The company focus on the Network edge delivering both hardware and virtual routers, and an orchestration platform for managing their lifecycle.

On offer is a first class salary + Bonus and exceptional Benefits. There is excellent scope for career progression - taking on more responsibilities around projects, external engagements, teams and exerting more influence on the evolution and strategic direction of the team and product. They also have an excellent staff retention giving much worker autonomy.