Software Development Manager


Core hours 11 - 3

Employment type
Full time

About Brightpearl

We’re an award-winning tech business, recently named the Top UK SaaS Company to work for. Our UK HQ is located in Bristol, cited as being one of the fast-growing technology hubs in the country.

Brightpearl is the number one retail operations platform (ROP) for brands and retailers. We manage everything ‘after the buy button’ so that our customers can focus on growing their business. “People First” is one of our core company values, so before we get too into your day to day, here’s a taster of what we bring to the table:

  • The opportunity to work with talented people
  • A transparent leadership team
  • Flexible working and generous holiday allowances

And that’s not all. Check out our perks and benefits to see what else we offer!

About the Role

A pivotal role within Brightpearl product development, leading multiple teams to drive growth and innovation. The Software Development Manager will be part of the Engineering leadership team, creating an agile environment, building and motivating teams. The manager role is responsible for all aspects of the team’s development and acts as a point of escalation for the team. The manager will help drive process improvements and be a mentor and coach for team members.

Your Day-to-Day

  • Provide leadership and direction to an agile team of software engineers.
  • Manage processes to ensure timely delivery of planned features. Deal with impediments on behalf of team members.
  • Drive continuous improvement within teams and across product development.
  • Coordinate software design/development activities in overlapping areas with other teams.
  • Report on progress and issues to management.
  • Attracting, hiring, on-boarding, developing, motivating and coaching software team members.
  • Take responsibility for the output of the team.


About You

  • Strong industry Experience operating as a team leader or manager.
  • Track record of hiring and motivating high-performance software development teams.
  • A background in Agile software development and full development lifecycle.
  • Proven communicator with business stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of task scheduling/collaboration concerns.
  • Someone that enjoys mentoring and coaching team members, building on their strengths and enabling individuals to archive more.
  • Comfortable communicating cross-functionally and across management levels in formal and informal settings.
  • Passionate about creating a strong culture of trust amongst a team.
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly.
  • Degree in a computer related subject or equivalent experience preferred.


Brightpearl Perks

  • You’ll be joining one of the top UK SaaS Companies based in central Bristol - named top city to live in
  • We offer a competitive salary, stock options and a pension matching scheme
  • 25 days of annual leave, plus long service awards and volunteering days to give back to the community
  • We promote health and well-being through comprehensive medical, dental insurance packages with AXA, Bupa and Health Shield and subsidised gym memberships
  • We support work-life balance through flexi-time and hybrid working
  • Opportunity to collaborate and share success through company wide socials and All Hands.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we collaborate and learn from each other is core to Brightpearl’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a supportive place to work.

Digital Operations
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Core hours 11 - 3