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Development Manager

Rennes, France

Job summary

The development manager is responsible for the efficient product development and delivery of high-quality product releases. The development manager partners with the product manager and shares the overall success of the product. He/she fosters the adoption of best practices and standards to the multi-disciplinary team members under responsibility and fuels a safe environment where innovation and learnings are celebrated.

The team under responsibility is composed of Core developers, QA / devops engineers, Telecom specialists and Product Owner. Developments are done in C/C++ language, associated to a full CI/CD toolchain. The team focuses on Telecom problematics, and evolves towards a cloud-native deployment model.



  • Manage and develop the multi-disciplinary team members, acting as a servant leader;
  • Responsible for the efficiency and focus of the team at continuously delivering high quality value to the customers (end to end);
  • Support and do not hesitate to get involved with the team’s decisions;
  • Willing to jump into technical tasks, when needed;
  • Occasionally engage in code reviews, hands on profile
  • Discuss implementation tradeoffs with product owner(s) and product manager(s);
  • Ensure, along with the product manager, the maintenance of proximity to the customer needs;
  • Nurture out-of-the-box thinking and innovative problem solving;
  • Occasionally engage in code reviews in order to remain connected;
  • Ensure optimal team’s skillsets and talent, driving the hiring and onboarding of team members.


What we’re looking for


  • 5 + years experience as lead developer or architect
  • 2 + years experience in a team management role
  • University degree in software engineering, computer science or equivalent;
  • Good knowledge of telecom domain and associated standards
  • Strong experience on product development in industrial context
  • Proficient in code reviews, coding, architecture reviews
  • High level of project management skills (Agile, SAFe, Scrum)
  • Proficient in resource management tools like Jira, Gitlab.com, Azure DevOps
  • Fluency in French and English


Required aptitudes

  • Team leadership and managerial courage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Technically knowledgeable
  • Agile mindset
  • Developing others
  • Results oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to build strong partnerships and relationships 


What are we offering


  • Remuneration based on your role and potential


  • Access to our MOOC & training courses (Udemy, Linux Academy, Coursera, SAAS University, Mentor, Knowbe4)
  • Innovation projects with new technologies
  • Several years of Agile work methodology
  • Multi-site and multidisciplinary teams
  • Dynamic, collaborative work environment and modern workspace
  • The ambition to be the world leader in telecom monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Career development and mobility inside the Group
Development Manager Rennes, France | Posted April 22, 2021

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