Manager Development

Mauritius Req #8182
Monday, April 5, 2021

Ceridian. Makes Work Life Better™

This is our promise. Not only for our customers, but our employees as well. 

Do you thrive in an innovative and exciting environment that’s continuously evolving? Ceridian is looking for fun, intelligent, team oriented people who believe in our values: Customer Focus, Transparency, Diligence, Optimism, and Agility. Our workplace culture provides empowering programs for career growth and offers diversity and inclusion groups to support every person’s career journey. Ceridian employees have declared Ceridian a Great Place to Work® in 2019, a Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2019, and one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 16th consecutive year! 

Find out why Ceridian is such a great place to work.

Reporting to the Director - Product Development, the Development Manager is responsible for a team’s delivery of high quality innovative solutions for our customers. The Development Manager must have a proven technical background and ability to effectively manage a team of engineers. The Development Manager ensures that the development team is able to work efficiently with solid designs and clear short and long-term goals, mitigating any impediments in the process. From initial project scope to full life cycle development, the Development Manager assures successful delivery and operation of our solutions.

·Lead a team of software and quality engineers to deliver the product
·Manage the day-to-day development rigor of multiple development projects / teams by documenting requirements, analyzing, scoping, planning, engineering, implementing, testing, and communicating
·Contribute in enhancing Development Guidelines to improve consistency across the application
·Promote awareness and implementation of engineering best practices
·Work with Product Owners to plan and prioritize software deliveries, assembling sprint, release, and overall product roadmap plans
·Coordinate deliverables with other development teams to assure consistency and manage dependencies
·Write and review code as needed, and provide technical direction to the group in all phases of development
·Understanding of technical architectures, capacity plans, tool requirements, automation plans, product launch plans, and other deliverables
·Manage all HR-related tasks such as hiring, mentoring, performance reviews, provide performance feedback, and assist with career development of direct reports, conduct monthly 1-2-1’s etc…
·Provide leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and lead team members to their optimal performance
·Celebrate success, recognize and promote excellent performers
·Ensure effective talent development around product, technology, processes and soft skills
·Continuously improve work processes and practices to ensure high quality deliverables
·Coordinate work with North American counterparts and ensure a smooth working relationship prevails
·Continuously enhance employee experience with a view to maintain high levels of employee engagement and retention
·Stay updated on emerging software development methodologies and technologies and ensure team is also actively involved through education, research and networking
·Successfully lead, communicate and implement change
·Lead tactical initiatives as assigned
·Have strong technical background to be able to challenge team on solutioning best practices.
·Foster a culture of innovation and ownership to drive the delivery of quality software, and actively seek ways to improve team engagement (measured through eNPS scores).
·Track and report on key metrics for Management information
·Perform other assigned duties as required

Qualifications &Experience
·BS or MS in Computer Science or Engineering
·Extensive experience in enterprise software development
·Demonstrated track record of hiring, developing, and retaining exceptional talent
·Strong technical vision
·Experience in leading and successfully completing complex projects
·Demonstrate good understanding of Quality assurance process & tools
·Ability to learn new software languages, frameworks, and APIs quickly
·Proficiency with SQL and a thorough understanding of relational database systems
·Sharp and tenacious troubleshooting skills
·Experience working in an Agile development environment
·Excellent communication and collaboration skills
·Experience managing the development of SaaS and cloud-based applications
·Proven ability in leading teams, projects and initiatives

Desired Skills 
·Solid object-oriented programming using C#, Java
·Front end web development with HTML5 and CSS
·.NET Framework 4.5, Web development including WCF and JSON
·ASP .NET MVC 4 or other MVC web framework
·Knowledge of JavaScript frameworks such as Dojo, RequireJS, Knockout, Backbone, jQuery is an asset
·Domain experience in HR, Payroll, Benefits, Time and Attendance is a significant plus
·Deep knowledge of the Dayforce architecture is a significant plus
·Experience in using and building Reporting tools

Ceridian is fueled by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and consider and embrace ALL individuals and what makes them unique. We believe our employees should be happy and healthy, with peace of mind and a sense of fulfillment. We provide our employees with comprehensive benefits for various life circumstances and needs, great opportunities for career development, and a balanced lifestyle to achieve personal and professional success.  We encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions.  

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a Ceridian Recruiter with a email directly from our organization. 

Other details

  • Job Family Management
  • Job Function Software Development
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Mauritius