Head of Software Development
Salary £70,000 - £100,000 per annum + package on topFULL_TIME
Consultant Jonathan Basnett
Date posted 18 October 2018 2018-10-182018-12-17 it UK
A large and complex international business has a new opening for a permanent Head of Software Development to join their large engineering function based out of Halifax. The purpose of this role is to provide crucial leadership during a large transformation process. If you arent looking for a challenge stop reading here.
However if you want to test your leadership abilities and play a pivotal role in the growth of a profitable and growing international business then this is what else the role will entail:
-Driving best practices to continuously improve the quality of work delivered through improved processes, standards and tools used for software delivery.
-Working with service and operations teams to set-up and evolve a continuous integration delivery approach including automated deployment of software into production.
-Providing deep expertise, technical authority and guidance whilst taking active ownership for the quality of development team’s work.
-Advocate good practice software engineering practices (e.g. DRY principles, TDD and BDD, continuous integration, automated tests, pair programming, code reviews).
-Encouraging technical collaboration across software development teams and driving the teams to deliver on time and to the best achievable code quality.
-Ensuring the automated deployment pipeline becomes a consistent and repeatable processes ultimately allowing for safer and more rapid delivery of tested software.
What skills and experience will you need to be succesful in this role:
-A track record of leading large multi-disciplinery software development teams of 30+ people.
-Experience delivering large or complex product / projects, with significant software development components through the full lifecycle.
-Experience instituting software engineering practices including: BDD, TDD, continuous delivery and integration & full automation.
-Knowledge of design and architecture concepts including microservices, cloud and ESB approaches and an ability to apply knowledge within the development cycle.
If you are considering what your next move looks like and this sounds as if it could be interesting then let's begin a conversation. Either respond to this with your CV or make an initial enquiry to: email@example.com / 07884235842