Head of Software Development

North West


£65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum


Head of Software Development, Engineering – Software Development Manager

Software Development, Java, Cloud, AWS, DevOps, API, Agile, Scrum

The company – The largest company of its kind within the UK, currently going through a large technology transformation.

The role; Head of Software Engineering – My client is looking for someone who can make a difference! The role requires drive, energy and passion that will suit anyone who wants to work in an organisation that is growing fast and looking to re-platform its technology and processes. The next 12 months will see the delivery of Cloud (AWS), Java, CI/CD, infrastructure as code, monitoring, self-healing, loosely coupled architectures, microservices, kubernetes/docker, serverless, machine learning

The ideal candidate for this Head of Software Engineering role will posses most or all of the following;

●At least 4-5 years experience within a similar head of software engineering or development role
●Strong stakeholder management and communication
●Experience of delivering clean code and a principle led architecture
●Experience of Cloud (AWS), Java, Devops, CI/CD pipelines, infrastructure as code, monitoring, self-healing, loosely coupled architectures, microservices, API’s, docker, serverless
●Innovative and focused individual, adept at keeping up-to-date with technology and digital trends, with the ability to make sound decisions which add significant value to the organisation
●Experience of leading and delivering complex engineering initiatives within a large programme of work
●Must be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the agile software development cycle, (Agile/Scrum/XP/Lean/Kanban) and its rollout into an organisation
●Strong leadership, time management, and problem solving skills
●Demonstrated ability to cost, schedule, and execute across multiple product teams to ship quality software solutions on time
●Demonstrated ability in all aspects of hiring – creating staffing plans, writing job descriptions, attracting talent, and making great hires
●A track record of challenging the status quo to introduce new processes and tools that result in measurable improvements to the team’s ability to deliver software
●Be able to excel in idea generation, evaluation and prioritisation
●A solid understanding of configuration and release management
●A willingness to dive into software environments and technical issues as part of maintaining the skills necessary to manage and advocate products and projects
●Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to get things done
●Excellent written and oral communication
●A good appreciation of Enterprise Architecture

You must also be;

·Passionate about technology, Devops and software engineering
●A team oriented leader
●Patient and calm under pressure
●Well organised, focussed with strong attention to detail
●Perseverance and the ability to drive issue resolution and project deliverables through to completion
●Continually strives to improve themselves and those around them
●Entrepreneurial, self-motivated and driven
●Excited by change and able to embrace a rapidly changing business landscape

This is a REALLY exciting time to join this organisation because of the current growth and change in architecture. If you think you are a good match for this Head of Software Engineering vacancy then please apply today

Benefits for the Head of Software Engineering role include;

·Highly competitive salary of up to £75,000
·Full time position, 40 hours a week
·27 days holidays plus bank holidays
·Salary sacrifice schemes
·Company pension contribution
·Healthcare cash plan
·Life Assurance
·Parking space
·Zest – Events club run by staff for the staff

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