Development Manager


Location: Chelmsford/London

Salary: Negotiable

Sector: Information Technology

Job Type: Permanent

Work Hours: Full Time

Contact: Sophie Mann, Ann-Marie Payne or Penny Webster

Email: or

Telephone: 01245 455 331


Some of the benefits we offer:

  • 22 days holiday rising to 25
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Group life cover
  • Income Protection (Insurance scheme)
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Best Doctors
  • Specsavers
  • Eurobase Benefits Gateway discounts & cashback package



Do you want to work for a rapidly growing software house with an enviable reputation for product quality, successful delivery and a prestigious customer base?   A company that invests heavily in its solution portfolio and is recognised as a leader in its market sectors.  A company known for its flexible and personal approach to business.  These attributes are fuelling sustained growth, evidenced by the securing of a number of high profile global customers and a strong pipeline of prospective business, which is leading to the creation of some fantastic roles and career opportunities.  If you are interested in working in an exciting, dynamic environment with like-minded colleagues come and talk to us.

Eurobase is an international software and service provider delivering powerful, innovative and reliable software solutions for (re)insurance companies, captives, banks and other financial institutions.




This role is primarily within the Development team though you will also provide technology related pre-sales support, ensuring that customer’s and prospect’s requirements are understood and the business solution is mapped against these requirements.  You may also occasionally operate in a project team environment on either Eurobase or customer premises, which could be overseas. Therefore some mobility will be required, including the need to travel.

The Solution Architect will drive the evolution of the company products, development capabilities, technology platform and solutions, to deliver value to both Eurobase and clients. Be aware of emerging market trends, best practices and future requirements, building appropriate knowledge and capability to inform clients and keep Eurobase solutions at the front  of the market. Also ensuring that all work is appropriately architected, designed, built, documented and tested to meet the company’s highest (ISO 9001 Certified) standards.

You will need to develop an excellent knowledge of synergy2, the market leading product for the insurance and reinsurance industry, and be able to communicate this to different levels, giving them confidence that the product is suitable for their needs from a business point of view.


Your main functions will be as follows:

  • To lead solution architecture & design, including the technical infrastructure requirements (on premise, managed service or in the cloud), application development of customisation requirements, system integration aspects with 3rd party solutions, etc.
  • To play an influential role in pushing projects to delivery, interacting with design authorities, IT teams and business stakeholders as necessary
  • To lead technical and non-technical colleagues and clients through the delivery lifecycle.
  • To manage and contribute to the estimation of key deliverables
  • To drive optimisation of internal Development processes.
  • To drive improvement in our release management process
  • To be an ambassador for technical excellence and efficiency achieved through a culture of continuous improvement
  • To work with business development, supporting them across the full sales lifecycle; prepare and present proposals; run workshops with the customer.


Essential Skills

  • Strong technical and solution architecture background built upon software engineering experiences, preferably in an application software environment
  • Experience with Microsoft based application development components and tools
  • Consultancy / customer facing experiences
  • Self-starter with proven initiative and ability to think on one’s feet
  • Good communication abilities, written and verbal, including presentation skills; Ability to communicate effectively at different organisational levels whether internally or externally
  • Excellent team participation skills, viewing self and role as part of a broader team all working to achieve Company goals
  • Commercial awareness and understanding


Desirable Skills

  • Experience with legacy systems environments such as C, C#, VB.NET
  • Awareness of emerging security issues
  • Planning and estimating skills & experience of Microsoft Project


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