Group Software Development Team Leader

IQE Europe – St Mellons, Cardiff, United Kingdom 

Leading a sub team of developers within a larger software development team. Taking direction from IT line management, you will be heavily involved in planning, projects, support, relationships, quality (& continuous improvement), sensitive software development processes, technology, bespoke coded software systems and associated interfaces to other systems and equipment.

Your Responsibilities:


  • Involved in the design, development, support and maintenance of bespoke coded software solutions, along with interfaces to systems and equipment;
  • Hands on coding, trouble shooting and fixing;
  • Database monitoring, tuning and admin. tasks;
  • Planning data and defining requirements for storage, archive and backup for infra team;


  • Update and continually improve the process required to function effectively through the system development lifecycle;
  • Involved in processes for planning, work scheduling and prioritising;
  • Analysing and reporting on the team’s work;
  • Supporting users in writing specs and helping standardise business processes;

Quality and Continuous Improvement

  • Managing Quality: Code control / deployments / development procedures with best practice / automation / tools usage / do’s and don’ts.


  • Coordinate and drive projects and change;
  • Facilitate the relationship of staff within IT and within the business and their processes;


  • Coordinate and support all tasks within the sub development team;
  • Undertake skills analysis and ensure appropriate training is provided;
  • Provide out of hours support and act as backup for the developers as and when needed.

Your Qualifications / Experience

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant scientific discipline;
  • Experience of managing a software development team;
  • Awareness of ERP systems and functionality.

Your Skills

  • Key stakeholder management;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Self-awareness – encouraging 360 feedback;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication;
  • Analytical and strong problem-solver;
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills;
  • Leadership and management;
  • Report writing skills;
  • Flexible.

Your Behaviours:

  • Concern for Excellence
  • Communication
  • Customer orientation
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Flexibility and resilience
  • Personal Motivation
  • Team Working.

In addition, we offer you:

  • Generous Contributory Pension Plan
  • 23 days annual leave (plus 8 Bank Holidays) rising to 29 days after qualifying service
  • Membership of medical ‘cash plan’
  • Private Health Cover
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit of four times annual salary
  • Sickness insurance after qualifying period
  • Stock/share options.

Salary: c. £50,000

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm with some out of hours work and potential for a shift pattern to be worked from time to time.

Closing Date: Friday 15 September 2017

Find out more here.

If you are interested in joining the IQE team please send your CV with a covering letter to:- Human Resources Department, IQE, Pascal Close, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0LW or email