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Software Engineering Manager

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  02-Mar-2023
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Software Engineering Manager

Location: (Blended home working)
Salary: Competitive + Vodafone Benefits
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week – Mon to Fri)


Safety Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and on-boarding process until further notice.


We innovate, invent and continuously improve, Vodafone UK Digital works within the heart of our business. Empowering Vodafone’s mission of being a digital-first company is in everything we do. 


Vodafone are currently in the process of decommissioning our legacy systems and using micro services architecture to create our own home -grown systems!


You will work as part of our four Digital tribes, where we are building new customer interactions using Java, Spring, Micro services, AWS, Docker, REST, OpenAPI and BDD via CI/CD and Agile delivery. You will also be line managing, supporting and coaching a team of engineers. You will be Influencing the direction of services, technical standards and guidelines at team and department level. As well as generating and implementing technical process improvements and holding team members accountable within their roles and empower them within your team. If you are passionate about Test driven Development and want to bring your engineering ideas to life on solutions that process millions of interactions every day, we want to hear from you!


What will you be doing? 


  • You must have experience in leading, mentoring and inspiring team members to reach their individual potential, whilst supporting department objectives.
  • You will have experience with line managing teams of circa 6 Engineers (Junior, Mid, Senior level).
  • You will have a background in improving engineering quality and efficiency within the team and department (e.g. encourage pairing, code review, etc.)
  • You will have hands on design & development of digital platforms as part of a development squad using Scrum/Kanban. 

Who are we looking for?

  • You will have deep experience of Java (JEE), Java Servlets and Spring Framework
  • You will have a good background in driving the quality and performance of your micro-services.
  • You will have a strong background in designing and developing RESTful APIs within a micro-services architecture.
  • You will have great exposure in Scrum and developing through BDD/TDD, using associated tools for testing and continuous integration & deployment. 
  • You will have an ability to challenge others in doing what’s right for the business.   


What’s in it for you?


An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. We’re proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility for individuals returning to work after a career break. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.


Together we can

Vodafone UK are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and all offers of employment for this role are subject to background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks to meet the regulators standards.


If you require any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request as part of your recruitment journey, for example, extended time or breaks in between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, or assistive technology, please refer to the Accessibility section of our Careers website ( under Career Support, for guidance.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.