Development Manager, IST Products

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Are you great with people AND technology? Do you happen to be keen on processes as well? Then you could be exactly who we’re looking for.

At IST Group we think personality is just as important as skill. We have a busy time ahead of us, and we’re searching for several people to join us as we take on these new challenges. Right now, we are on the lookout for an additional Development Manager to join our growing Development organization.

About us

More than 5 million users. 400 co-workers and 9 offices. From Stockholm in Sweden to Schmalkalden in central Germany. We are the leading Edtech company in Scandinavia!

For more than 35 years we have made the everyday life easier for students, parents, teachers and managers. Together with our users we develop digital solutions for a better way of learning. We combine technical competence with work experience from schools to change the world.  Do you also want to make a difference? Welcome!

We offer a fulltime position as Development Manager with placement at our Växjö office and possibilities for partly flexible workplace. We offer several benefits such as every day lunches served by our own chefs, 24/7 gym, health insurance and much more. Of course, we also have a collective agreement.

On a personal level we strive for continuity, equal possibilities for all and flexibility to balance the work-life puzzle of all employees.

About you

Together with the Head of Development, and our four other Development Managers, the Development Manager is responsible for continuous development of individuals as well as the organization itself. Our development organization consists of 15 teams of tech leads, software developers and testers. The number one responsibility for us is delivering the right product of the right quality, on time, within a scalable and stable operational environment.

We believe you are an experienced leader who can’t choose between technology and people because you’re equally fond of both. You have complete confidence in your own ability to create well-functioning teams and build a creative, energetic workplace.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead and inspire the employees by identifying each individual’s qualities, creating a thriving and creative work environment for each individual, in accordance with our methodology.
  • Ensuring production is continuously improved by working with KPI’s for quality, productivity and cost.
  • Manage and lead work on a daily basis, ensuring that IST Group follows and executes the planned deliveries to customers, as efficiently as possible.
  • Salary review, performance appraisal and development reviews as well as work environment management.

Competence and experience

You have:

  • Documented experience from fast growing, service-based business with strong focus on people management, similar to the role of Consultant Manager.
  • Experience from working within a development organization, as a developer, tester, product owner or similar.
  • Experience from preventive and strategic ways of working, to meet pre-defined targets.
  • Thorough knowledge of agile tools, processes and methodologies, preferably from working as an agile coach or similar.
  • Relevant IT education.

You are:

  • Truly interested in people and working with teams through an active leadership style.
  • Communicative and comfortable with both speaking in front of a crowd as well as handling different situations and sometimes challenging cases.
  • Credible with high integrity – you know how to act as a role model with genuine confidence and conviction.
  • Solution orientated and used to manage quality requirements, deadlines and deliveries while working under pressure.
  • Independent and happy when given the mandate to act.


If this sound like the right challenge for you, make sure to apply as soon as possible at We will not consider applications submitted by e-mail. Apply before 2022-01-20 - but don’t wait, applications are processed continuously.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail or give us a call.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

For more information, get in contact with Hanna Kullsten, HR Business Partner at or the recruiting manager Tor Händevik, Head of Development at

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Hybrid remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Things to work with

Växjö (HQ)

Ingelstadsvägen 9
352 34 Växjö (HQ) Directions View page

We are the TwISTers

Everyone of us working at IST is a TwISTer. We're different and unique. This is a great strength – always finding ways of connecting, cooperating and collaborating to bring our different experiences, knowledge and personalities together. 

We have an open climate, choose dialogue over confrontation and listen before we speak. We believe that a sense of community is most likely to thrive amongst shared goals, within a common culture. Our values are our common ground. They say something about what we find important, what we are proud of and what we strive towards.

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