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Development Manager

Listed 27 days ago

About us 
CRS Software has been working with and for New Zealand farmers for over 30 years. Our aim is to provide the best farm financial software to help our customers now and into the future. We aim to keep our customers at the heart of everything we do, working side-by-side with the farming community as we evolve and grow. 
About the role 
Based in Wellington, this role will include travel to Masterton at least one day a week to visit the team at our headquarters. This role reports to the Head of Product Innovation and is key to keeping our dispersed development team ticking.  To do this, you will provide proactive leadership, be pragmatic in your approach to problem solving, and be credible when it comes to the technical side. Working closely with Service Delivery Manager and Product Delivery Manager this role will also: 
  • Recruit, develop and retain a high performing development team 
  • Actively engage both the Wellington and Masterton teams to make it feel like one 
  • Connect the dots to help the team to solve problems 
  • Provide influence on the direction of the product 
  • Facilitate good technical design and development 
  • Manage our technical vendors 
About you 
You will ideally have experience as a Development Manager or Development Team Leader and will enjoy working on the ‘people’ side of technology. You will have a sound understanding of technology components, along with what makes good design; perhaps you have come from a development background.  Your leadership skills will be exceptional, and you will know how to ask the right questions to keep your team engaged and produce results. You will also have: 
  • 2yrs+ experience in a leadership or management role 
  • Understanding of technical concepts 
  • An inherent ability to connect people and problem solve 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • A positive attitude and be highly self-aware 
You will be able to be a leader within the business as well as the conduit between the business and technical work-streams. Up for the challenge? Then what are you waiting for? 
We are looking for someone special for this role – if that is you, then apply now!  If you’d like some more information, please contact Tracey Fletcher on [email protected] or 022 015 0343.  We look forward to hearing from you!
Job type
  • IT & Telecomms
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Wellington