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Development Manager

Support Office»Technology


Job Reference: 212090BR

Sedley Place (Support Office)



Software Development Manager

Who we are

Boots Online Doctor is an online healthcare platform that connects patients with qualified medical professionals.

We believe healthcare should be convenient and accessible to all, which is why we have created Boots Digital Health - the business behind the Boots Online Doctor. Providing patients with online access to advice and treatment from medical experts, the Boots Online Doctor has fast become a market leader, but we’ve got ambitious plans and we’re not slowing down anytime soon. Boots Digital Health is an exciting place to be, offering the growth culture of a start-up with the scale and support of the 170 year old Boots brand. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. Join us and together we can change healthcare for the better through innovative technology and services to the UK and beyond. With you. We change for the better. 

About the role

We are looking for a talented Software Development Manager to lead our development team working on our healthcare platform. This is ideally suited to a highly motivated engineer with experience in managing a team of developers. You’ll be joining us at an incredibly exciting time, as we build out our UK engineering team, working on UK projects, in collaboration with our Boots colleagues.

Other key responsibilities include:

• Lead the software development team in the development and delivery of performant and scalable software solutions
• Implementation of best practices and a process of continual improvement
• Manage the full software development life cycle, including requirements gathering, design, development, deployment and maintenance
• Scheduling and monitoring of work for the features and BAU development squads
• Ensure that software solutions are delivered on time and budget
• Work with the wider engineering team to ensure successful delivery of software solutions
• Be the primary link between the software development team, business and product managers
• Provide regular 1 to 1s with the development team members, setting of objectives, personal development plans and annual performance reviews
• Engage in the hiring process across the engineering team
• Regular reporting of team performance, cadence and issues
• Liaise with both internal and external parties
• Scheduling of support and out of hours cover

We offer our office-based team members a flexible, hybrid working approach based upon empowerment, accountability, care and trust which includes a balanced mix of remote and office-based working - this will be discussed with you as part of the application process.

What you’ll need to have

To be successful in this role you will need;

• 5+ years experience within an enterprise development environment
• Proven track record of successful software engineering leadership
• Excellent understanding of the processes and best practices in the software development, release and maintenance cycle
• Ability to manage own deadlines and escalate issues in a timely manner
• Ability to communicate at both technical and non-technical levels
• Excellent organisational skills
• Team player who wants to make a difference
• Demonstrate WIT (Whatever It Takes) attitude

It would be great if you also have:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
• Experience working in the healthcare industry

Our benefits

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility).

Here are just some of the benefits and rewards you can expect -
● Generous discount on our own brands and partner businesses
● Discretionary annual bonus
● Holiday entitlement increases with length of service
● Boots Retirement Savings Plan

What’s next?

We are always open to discussing possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you, including job share and reduced hours. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to enable you to be at your best.

For relevant roles, the following statement should also be included regarding pre-employment checks:

This role requires the successful candidate to complete a Pre-employment check after receiving an offer. Depending on your location you will asked to submit either a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service), PVG (Protection of Vulnerable groups) or an Access NI Check.

We are a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis.

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