SAP Development Manager Job in London, United Kingdom

Requisition ID: 138062

Work Area: Software-Development Operations

Expected Travel: 0 - 20%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

SAP Fieldglass was “born cloud” and are considered one of the forerunners of today’s highly successful cloud delivery model. We provides a cloud-based Vendor Management System (VMS) to manage contingent workforce and services procurement programs. More than 300 customers leverage the Fieldglass solution to gain visibility into their external workforces, including contingent labor, services managed through Statements of Work and independent contractors while optimizing spend, quality, compliance and efficiency. With an open, collaborative culture and an entrepreneurial spirit, Fieldglass is growing rapidly in the UK and is keen to hire those with a can-do attitude to help keep us at the top of our industry!

SAP Fieldglass are currently seeking a hands-on, delivery-focused Development Manager who is passionate about cloud technology, coding and above-all people! In this role, you will be responsible for management and advancement of fast-growing UK development team coding critical global product features, API’s as well as EU-specific functionality within a Java stack. This role is based in London, 5 mins walk from Waterloo

In the first 12 months you will:

Be a technical leader on your team : Our development managers are also involved in developing our product and helping drive the solutions your team produces

Complete your team by hiring great developers: You will start out with a core of 5 experienced developers, all based in the UK. We’ll work with you to hire the rest of your team.

Be an EU-centric voice in a cross-matrix global team prioritising functionality changes : Then create the design specifications for development from approved business cases and perform impact analysis of new features or changes to existing features within the Fieldglass application.

Empower your team to do good engineering work: Help manage positive change as we change some of our tools strategy for the better. Ensure your team sees the benefits of this change which will enable them to use the right tools for the right job,

Be a mentor to future leaders: Your team will have a mix of senior and junior developers. They will look to you to help steer their careers at SAP Fielglass.

Maintain a work/life balance: Our developers and managers work hard and have challenging problems to solve, but they go home at the end of the day and enjoy their evenings and weekends. We can’t promise you’ll never work late, but we can promise that it is not accepted as “normal.”

In order to accomplish this you will need to:

  • Be prepared to spend up to 50% of your time coding! This is a job for someone who loves software as well as people-management and isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

  • Provide feedback on functionality requests regarding feasibility and complexity.

  • Analyse and translate functional specifications and change requests into technical specifications.

  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of data and application through analysis, coding, writing clear documentation and problem resolution.

  • Manages developer resource allocation at the project level

  • Build a high performing team concerning engineering and social aspects

Including hiring the best people from within / outside the company, fostering motivation and integration of employees as well as team learning and development.

  • Set clear goals with team members, inspires and supports them towards accomplishing these goals and evaluates goal achievement in a fair and understandable way.

  • Create an environment of continuous learning and improvement. Actively seek to coach and help with personal development. Regularly offer feedback to help others develop.

  • Manage change effectively and drive efforts to improve the product and processes.

What do you need to bring?

  • 7 years of development, testing, and deployment experience in a Java environment

  • Experience in leading training a small to medium sized team of Software Engineers

  • Programming experience with cloud, SaaS and web-based applications

  • Experience with going through a full software development cycle

  • Experience of both Waterfall & Agile methodologies

  • Working knowledge of Java or J2EE and one or more of these technologies:

JSP, Struts, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Interest in and willingness to learn new technologies and products.


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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