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Development Team Manager wanted at Europeana- The Hague
  • CLTCostaCLTCosta May 2012
    Posts: 43
    As a Development Team Manager you have two key areas of responsibility. First, you will manage the Europeana development team daily. Second, as ScrumMaster for your team you will drive and facilitate team's work using Agile methods. You and your team are responsible for the technical development and maintenance of the Europeana service. This includes the website, the back end ingestion processes and the applications for the distribution of content to other sites.

    Founded in 2007 by the European Commission, Europeana is well on the way to becoming a leader in the field of semantic web implementation. Within a challenging multi-national and multi-lingual data and user environment Europeana.eu is a fast growing web portal connecting Europe's distributed cultural heritage.

    Europeana's home base is located in the centre of the Hague, hosted within the Dutch Royal Library (Koninklijke Bibliotheek).

    As the Development Team Manager you will manage a team of 4 full time developers, a test engineer and a small number of freelance developers. You will manage the development process, co-ordinating new development, integration of externally developed components and maintenance using Agile methodologies to achieve the business designated requirements of Europeana, You will work with external development groups and other European projects, setting up and maintaining delivery quality, integration guidelines and acceptance criteria, You will evaluate and improve the design, development and testing processes in Europeana to create, improve and maintain processes and communicate and get adherence to processes within the development team. Furthermore you will evaluate, guard and improve the Europeana system architecture and code quality by promoting coding guidelines and introducing test automation.

    Required skills and experience:

    - Proven management (3 to 5 years) of a software development team,
    - Ability to lead a team through coaching, motivating transparency and driving productivity,
    - Experience of the full development lifecycle including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, release and support,
    - Experience in setting up and optimising system architectures (HW/SW) is an asset.
    - Hands-on software development experience, preferably in a Java environment,
    - Thorough understanding of modern Agile software development methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban.
    - Experience in Open Source software development,
    - Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

    For more information and application please visit the website.

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