The main duty of the Software Development Manager is the completion of a finished software ready for client or public use. It is the responsibility of the Software Development Manager to ensure the software meets the objectives of the brief and is a viable and effective resource for the client or public
Software Development Managers will need to goal-orientated and ensure that any short-term and long-term goals are completed by their team. They are dedicated individuals who are well organised and excellent planners. They demonstrate great communication and can nurture and manage working relationships with clients, senior staff and their team to ensure a fluent project from start to finish.
Software Development Managers can work in a highly stressful work environment. It is therefore only suitable for individuals who have experience in managerial positions and thrive in high-pressure roles. It is important for Software Developer Managers to manage the expectations of their clients and managers, as well as ensure that everything is working fluently within the development department. It is therefore essential that Development Managers are clear and concise in their communication to ensure that every member of the team understands their roles. Whilst it is not necessary for you to have expert knowledge of coding and programming languages because the engineers will be the ones creating this, however, it is beneficial to understand and have some broad knowledge of these areas.
On the other hand, many businesses will request that Software Developer Managers have expert knowledge of these areas so that they can contribute to project tasks- so it is essential that candidates clearly read the requirements before applying for a role to determine what is expected of them.