Software Development Manager

To manage the design and development of software products.

Manchester, UK

Full Time, Permanent

Degree or equivalent experience in area of expertise

Closing Date: Friday 1st July 2022



  • Responsible for development and output of software engineering team to deliver to NPD projects.
  • Leading software projects and their deliveries, including creating and monitoring project plans, reviewing progress and ensuring adherence to Elcometer processes and their requirements.
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Line management of team members including objective setting, personal development and performance management.
  • Competence development of software team, including tools and processes.
  • Work with Project Manager, Product Development Managers and lines within R&D to agree targets and resources.
  • Develop and maintain software platform and architecture across multiple products.
  • Contribute to R&D process development and continuous improvement.
  • Adherence to all legislation relevant to the product or company.
  • Ensure team and projects are working to and meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations.
  • Participation to R&D reporting and strategy implementation as a member of the departmental management team.
  • Contribute to departmental, project and product budget planning and authorise limited value purchases.
  • Ensure own product development documentation is sufficient for purpose and retained/archived in an accessible system.

About You: 


  • Strong experience in software management.
  • Proven track record in managing embedded software teams and development projects.
  • Experience in developing complex technical solutions for new products and processes.
  • Technical background in embedded software.
  • Experience in programming, ideally C++ and the use of Object Oriented Design/Programming (OOD/OOP).


  • Strong leadership and people skills.
  • Ability to lead by example.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Customer focus.
  • Drive and determination.
  • Planning and business performance.
  • Commercial awareness and financial impact.
  • Good understanding of real time software and the use of appropriate methods to implement it.


Applications should be made by forwarding a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to or alternatively, you can submit your application by post to: Elcometer Limited, Edge Lane, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6BU.