Head of Software Development – Manchester 75K

North West


£65000 - £75000 per annum + many benefits


Head of Software Engineering, Software Development Manager, Java Development, Team Management, New Product Delivery, Enterprise Software Delivery, Strategy management. Up to 75K – Manchester

Our client is an international organisation with offices in the UK, US and across Europe. They are looking for an exceptionally talented Head of Software Development to manage all of their UK product delivery and software development. You will have at least 10 years previous software development experience with strong man management and product delivery experience. You will be managing Java Development Team Leaders and Test Team Leaders and will have been involved in the setting up of the development and testing departments.

This Development Manager will have some very exciting projects in the pipeline to deliver for 2019. Contact me for full client info and job spec on 0-1-6-1-9-1-3-2-6-2-1

Ideally from a Java or another object orientated background you will have an excellent understanding of the full development lifecycle and OO development practices. You will be experienced in making departmental decisions and will report to the senior members of the board such as the CTO or CEO. Key skills needed for this Director of Software Development role are as follows;

* 3 – 5 years’ experience in a Head of Software Engineering or Software Development Manager or similar
* Experience in managing Team Leaders, Software Developers, Software Testers, Project Managers
* A strong background in OO development, ideally Java or .Net
* Experience of working within an Agile environment
* Experience of managing a testing environment
* Experience of software release
* Strong knowledge of the full development lifecycle
* Experience of dealing at senior level (CEO, CTO, CFO)
* Exceptional skills in management including recruiting, appraisals, mentoring

This is a senior management role that holds a lot of autonomy. The company is one of the fastest growing companies within its sector and will undoubtedly offer you some exceptional career opportunities. If you are an experienced Software Development Manager or Head of Software Development, please send your CV now.

Ascent People Ltd is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. Applicants from all ages and backgrounds will be considered

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