Development Manager Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $120,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $220,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $170,000 AUD


  • Lead and mentor a team of software developers to achieve project objectives.
  • Collaborate with product managers, business stakeholders, and IT teams to ensure software projects align with business goals.
  • Oversee the entire software development lifecycle, from initial concept to deployment.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, promoting best practices in coding, testing, and deployment.
  • Regularly review and prioritise the development pipeline, ensuring timely deliveries.

Key Skills

  • Strong technical acumen and familiarity with various programming languages and frameworks.
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities.
  • Proficient in Agile methodologies and tools such as Scrum or Kanban.
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills.

Standard Industry Training:

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Interview Questions:

  1. How do you handle conflicts within your development team?
  2. Describe a challenging project you managed and the strategies you employed to ensure its success.
  3. How do you prioritise tasks when multiple projects compete for the team's time and resources?
  4. What methodologies do you utilise to ensure timely and quality software deliveries?
  5. How do you keep your team motivated during long and complex projects?
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