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Senior Platforms Manager

Cooper Parry Castle Donington

Job description

Are you an experienced Senior Development / Engineering Lead? Are you motivated by fast paced work and driven by the continuous development of tech?

Cooper Parry’s growth is booming and we are looking to bring an experienced technology lead into the team to head up our new Platforms function.

The Role…

Working within the central Tech group, the newly created Head of Platforms role will build out our data, development and business intelligence capabilities and drive forward the tech-enablement of our customer value proposition.

What's in it for you...

At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1.

We start doing that by putting our people at the heart of our culture. Why? Pretty simple really… if our people love working here then then they do amazing work. That’s why we offer things like:

  • Open holiday
  • No dress code - “Wear something!”
  • Incredible development and career growth
  • Flexible working
  • A benefits package you can shape to your needs i.e. salary sacrifice schemes, access to well-being support, vouchers
  • Access to a mind-blowing office with working areas to fit everyone’s needs (we’re not just a stuffy office)
  • From January 2023, CP are trialling a 4-day work week (100-80-100)

What you’ll be doing…

  • Ownership and delivery of a firm wide Platforms Strategy covering Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dataverse & Power Platform, Cross-Platform Software Development, Data Management & Analytics and Customer Portals.
  • Line management of a team of Developers and Data Engineers
  • Continuous development of our core Dynamics 365 platform covering CRM, Project Operations and Business Central
  • Lead the work to build and maintain the technology stacks (front and back) and integrations
  • Responsible for platform development, product functionality and customer journey
  • Lead and build the data-strategy, including data structure, data capture, AI and ML
  • Lead the internal and external development teams to build and upgrade our platforms
  • Identify key technologies that might be important today or in the future (software)
  • Work closely with colleagues to identify new services and solutions to continue to drive our competitive advantage

What you’ll need…

  • Proven experience leading complex software development projects
  • Deep understanding of platform architecture and mechanics
  • Ability to grasp complex strategy issues and turn this into a technology product roadmap
  • A passion and enthusiasm to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction
  • The ability to pro-actively engage and manage relationships with internal stakeholders, peers, and colleagues

Play to your strengths, we say. Create a role you’re truly passionate about. Then, work flexibly to design a life that’s right for you.

Interested? If you’d like to find out more or to be considered for this role, please click apply and upload your CV. A member of our People Team will be in touch.

Job type


  • Software-Development-Lead
  • Platform-Architecture
  • Technology-Product-Roadmap