We’re looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.
Working with Product managers to develop software product strategies that support the company’s overall strategy and objectives.
Deliver results to the customer and manage offshore development partners whilst ensuring quality levels are achieved.
Design and execute plans which can be collaboratively carried out by the team to implement improvements to their products, services, processes and knowledge sharing.
Plan for growth considering the blend and level of skills required.
Ensure a consistent level of quality and performance across all areas are maintained.
Create a culture of promoting new ideas as a key driver of innovation within Software Development whiles promoting agile ways of working.
Facilitate a smooth delivery of all development services; engineering, processes, environments and support.
Act as the key driver of technology and methodology decision making throughout the team, including design, reusable code development, software tools, best practice, source control and deployment processes.
To be considered for the Head of Software Development you will have the following experience:
Previous experience in a similar role, leading development teams
Proven experience of driving and leading cultural change and achieving group commitment to sustain the desired change
Experience of managing off/near shore development partners
Ability to manage large software teams (approx. 40+ members) across multiple locations (on/offshore). Total team is approx 120.
An excellent and demonstrable knowledge of scaled agile software development processes (SAFe), as well as excellent and demonstrable knowledge of software development tools and environments
Effective leadership, senior stakeholder management, interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to manage conflict internally and externally, making difficult decisions by pragmatically weighing the complexities involved against the need to act
Good negotiation skills
Good understanding of budgetary control and resource allocation procedures
Strong delivery and implementation skills from inception to acceptance
Demonstrates commercial acumen
Must be willing to travel both domestically and internationally