Head of Software Engineering – Software Development

North West


£65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits


Head of Software Engineering – Software Development, Manager, Director, Leader

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

My client who has been established for many years are the leading company of its kind within the UK. They have recently undergone some major new acquisitions and are currently going through a major 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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