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Job Summary

  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • JN -032023-1926921
  • May 24, 2023
  • Competitive
Job Description

My client is seeking a Software Technology Manager/ Senior Engineering Manager to lead out a new function in a leading reinsurance client, operating globally. People Management experience is a must.

Software Tech Lead / Senior Engineering Manager


Salary 110-130k with Bonus (plus Benefits)

My client is seeking a Software Technology Lead/ Senior Engineering Manager to lead out a new function in a leading reinsurance client, operating globally. People Management experience is a must.

The Software Engineering Tech Lead is a key role within the technology team. You will work designing and developing bespoke tools and systems in support of business processes, liaising with our PMO and users across business units to thoroughly understand user requirements. As a leader you will be responsible for an agile team delivering software solutions for internal and external users to the highest standards. You will be operating in a Microsoft tech stack environment with a mix of on-prem and cloud (Azure) hosting. Reporting to the CTO.


  • Designing and developing bespoke tools and systems in support of business processes
  • Day to day you will be involved in designing and developing new software as well as supporting existing applications, including investigating, evaluating, and making recommendations for optimisations to our systems.
  • Investigating, evaluating, and making recommendations for improvements to current and new software
  • Work closely with other software development teams (internal and external), tech architects and business owners to refine requirements and translate business needs into IT solutions.
  • You act as a technical guide for your team, providing direction on technology use, improving our processes on a continuous basis.
  • Liaise with management across the business to ensure there is always an approach of continuous improvement and implementation of best practice.
  • Effective documentation of relevant tools and reports
  • Work with the Infrastructure team as needed to ensure the technology environment requirements are known and are properly supported, fit for purpose, and kept up to date.
  • Create a supportive and rewarding working environment that aligns with the company culture as well as instilling a sense of ownership, accountability and technical excellence in your team driving efficient processes and constantly push engineering best practice.
  • Monitor efficiency of resource use and team productivity
  • Develop a thorough understand of our industry and our products and services.
  • Regular progress reporting, defining, and reporting KPIs and key objective/result metrics including helping your team define, drive and achieve their objectives and key results.
  • Keep stakeholders up to date on all activities that affects their individual goals and be a point contact for work status.
  • Continual focus on long term technology effectiveness, simplicity of solutions and appropriate controls.
  • Estimate projects and tasks, working closely with technical and business teams as needed.
  • Ensure the quality of any third-party deliveries, liaising with outsourced partners as necessary.
  • Line management of team members - Recruit, mentor, develop, inspire and retain great people for your team.
  • Familiar with IT budget management and reporting, tracking team costs.


  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Minimum 8 years' experience in a similar technical role
  • Strong customer service mentality with the ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong motivational and people skills, helping team members to excel in a culture of collaboration and openness.
  • Excellent organisation and time-management skills, with demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced enterprise level environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written with proven ability to influence change. You should be able to communicate clearly and with purpose, working effectively with team members and stakeholders across the organisation.
  • Clear ability to run and manage processes efficiently, including change processes, aligning with other teams as needed.
  • Able to deliver objectives assigned to you with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Always maintain a high bar of quality and have pride in doing work well to high engineering standards.
  • Drive and support innovation in a pragmatic and effective way to meet the needs of the business.
  • Adaptable working in a heterogeneous IT environment
  • Leading by example in terms of our company culture and values
  • Passionate about building high-quality systems with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow and improve process and improve your skills on an ongoing basis.
  • Fluent in Agile/Scrum
  • Supporting and building a team culture of security, innovation, efficiency, accountability, and initiative, with a focus on process simplification and outcome delivery
  • Strong leadership skills, an innovative mindset and experience as a proactive team player
  • Take ownership of your teams work and responsibility for outcomes delivering key projects.
  • Work closely with technical leadership and peers to create product roadmaps, estimate work packages and set priorities for your teams.

Specific Tech Skills

  • 7+ years development experience in Microsoft .NET Development (C#)
  • Experience in implementing Message Queue/Microservice Architecture, with both on-prem & Cloud-based experience a plus.
  • 5 years' SQL Server Database Development experience; Experience with large datasets and data warehouse experience is a plus.
  • Solid Experience with ORM Frameworks (Entity Framework preferred)
  • Experience in the financial services industry an advantage; Insurance/Reinsurance experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise of Microsoft SSRS; expertise in Microsoft PowerBI a plus
  • Familiarity with Message Queue Technologies (RabbitMQ, Kafka, etc.)
  • Experience in Microservice Design, containerization, orchestration
  • A thorough understanding of Web API development and understanding of API technologies

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Consultant Details

Consultant Details

James Blake
James Blake