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Development Manager

Are you up for the Software Development Champions League? Are you passionate about IT, and want to build cool stuff that has an impact on how many people work day by day? Do you get a kick from developing state-of-the-art software? Are you up for a real challenge, and are you - or do you have the potential to become - a really world-class software engineer or IT professional? Then please read on, because this may be the opportunity you have been craving for.... We are a leading software firm and cloud solutions provider (SAAS) with millions of daily users. Headquartered in Holland, our Youforce platform helps more than 1500 clients with Human Capital Management (HCM) - ranging from standard payroll for more than 25% of the entire Dutch workforce to advanced & funky eHRM (Human Resource Management) applications that enable global clients to find, hire and further develop their talent and succeed in tomorrows economy. Human Resources may not have been the domain you had first in mind, but realize that tons of studies and research have shown that the champions of tomorrow are those companies that are best able to develop their employees and use their skills - and that is exactly why what we make matters... We are with almost 1000 employees, including more than 200 software developers, in various development centres across the globe. And now we want to establish a major hub right in Madrid to enable us to develop a new platform and better solutions that really rock our industry... Raet is not a start-up - so we can offer a long-term perspective and you can be assured that well be around - but it is also not a mammoth - so agility and entrepreneurship are still part of our DNA: we think we are right-sized and are looking for you to help strengthen that can-do spirit. In todays tech domain, we need to move fast - and thats what we also want to do when hiring our new Youforce team. Which has to be top notch - and has been waiting for your force. As such, for our European Development Center in Madrid, we are looking for several Development Managers who will be responsible steering 1 to 5 scrum development-teams (up to 40 FTE) towards delivering quality workable software and pursuing technology excellence & innovation. We embrace agility, and apply the SAFe framework to ensure we scale our agile practices across our portfolio, even though this role is not explicitly specified within that framework. Leading several self-organizing Scrum teams, you help these teams apply best practices in terms of software development and stand next to them when it matters. You know what degrees of freedom to give to stimulate ownership, innovation and excellence - but also what discipline to require & obtain to ensure teams in different locations can collaborate optimally towards a common solution. You inspire team members - not just by saying but also by do-ing - and act as a role model. You help improving our best practices,  are constantly looking to make them even better, and radiate that mindset so others follow suit. As a result, you know how to get the best out of your teams, and bring our people talent to a higher level - both in terms of skill and will. Other specific responsibilities that you assume include: Acting as the voice of your teams: communicating with other stakeholders and participating in addressing Customer Issues. Being a partner for product & portfolio management when determining our development roadmaps and determining release trains Approving key steps during the release process, validating the results from automated and manual test and being accountable that your teams deliver a deployable product (release package) - incl. during the implementation of emergency fixes or datafixes Participating in Team Retrospectives and overall Release Retrospective - and reporting on the end-of-sprint of the teams Managing capacity and skills of your teams   Ensuring proper knowledge transfer within and between the teams - stimulating and improving technical expertise (e.g. via guilds and certifications) As a member of the management team, coordinating and proposing the implementation of new technology, methodologies and processes - and ensuring that agreed ones are adhered to. Managing division-wide projects or initiatives - also across development centres.    We are certain that in a few years time, you will be more than happy to have taken the time to react to this opportunity today... See you soon!   Information For more information go to [url removed, login to view] or contact Johan Gerrits, Head of Product Development, +31 6 50 41 27 [url removed, login to view] succeed in this role, relying upon demonstrated important experience leading teams during the entire product life cycle - having overcome important challenges in terms of budget, scope or timing. You are a seasoned manager with demonstrated people management skills. Some international travel - mostly within Europe - is no issue for you (it is anticipated that during the first 3 months, extensive periods of time will be spent in Holland to accelerate knowledge transfer). Technical skills we look for include (ideally you possess these - or you have a demonstrated ability to acquire them fast, and excel in using/applying them): Knowledge of & experience with eXtreme Programming, Lean & Scrum - knowledge of and experience with SAFe is a plus Expertise in at least several of the following: .NET & C#, SQL, IDE, HTML, Javascript, CSS and experience with Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP Expertise with testing methods and techniques (ISTQB, TMAP), MTM experience is a preference; expertise with testing non-functional requirements incl. security is a plus Knowledge of basic and functional designing/IDE If you combine this expertise with a Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree, then this will be a plus that will be fully recognized. Finally, and of utmost importance, we are looking for team members who share our mindset & core values: SMART, helpful, conscious, expert & reliable. You have a strong commitment towards quality of work - and realize that quality code comes in the first place from having the right mindset - and embrace transparency.

Skills: App Developer, HTML, Mobile App Development, PHP, Sharepoint

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