Development Manager

Mill Lane, Digbeth

Job Details


UK Head Office - Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

25/10/2020 12:00

Join us on the Journey...

National Express Group is a leading public transport operator with bus, coach and rail services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. Passengers made 939 million journeys on our services in 2019.

Here at our Head Office in Birmingham's creative quarter of Digbeth, we run one of the UK's busiest travel websites. Through our ever evolving digital culture, we’re constantly innovating and suggesting new ways of making our products faster, more reliable and more attractive to our customers, and as leader of our development team, you will play a key part in this process. The Development Manager is responsible for the management of the team that develops the applications and the technical ecosystem. You will have direct line management responsibilities for two Senior Developers and be accountable for the team of developers within each squad that the seniors lead.

As the successful candidate, you will be a strategic thinker, have strong people skills whilst also demonstrating hands-on technical experience with agile methodologies, web framework and SQL databases. You will be focussed on leadership and technical strategy and looking to build on the profile of development at National Express.

What you'll do...

  • Participate in Agile ceremonies. i.e.daily stand ups, estimation, sprint reviews etc.
  • Review developers' code, providing knowledge share and encouraging best practice.
  • Efficient tracking of time spent on tasks and projects.
  • Responsible for deployments and releases of squad applications.
  • Ensure that all tasks are completed to the full extent of the task/story.
  • Make sure that all code is correctly covered including success and error scenarios.
  • Maintain constructive relationships within the squad and wider team.
  • Produce correct and full documentation around developed features/tasks/services.
  • Actively participate in discussions with product stakeholders in order to highlight risks.


In return, we offer a wide range of benefits such as...

  • Free travel for you and your partner
  • Company pension
  • Access to NX Health Bus
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Variety of deals and discounts available through NX online portal


Things to note...

National Express has a very high focus on health and safety and as a result operates a strict Drugs and Alcohol Policy which is applicable to all employees.

Drug and Alcohol testing is completed as part of the assessment process as well as random checks during employment according to the policy.



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