Head of Development

Recruiter
Arc IT Recruitment
Location
Brighton
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Development

Circa £75k - 80k plus benefits

Brighton, East Sussex

Head of Development is required by hugely vibrant and significantly expanding technology company. This is a newly created opportunity that will clearly evolve substantially. As Head of Development you will be a member of the Senior Management Team and at the helm of key strategic initiatives at a senior management level. You will lead the development team (Project and Product) and drive the strategic direction of our software development. You will have 8 direct reports (Senior Developers and Architects).

Key Responsibilities:

* Inspiring and leading the development team, ensuring that levels of engagement remain high and the team is empowered to deliver brilliant work
* Line managing senior members of the development team, performing 1-2-1s and managing professional progression
* Working closely with HR and Programme Director to ensure that the development team is the optimum shape and size to successfully deliver the company's strategic objectives; identifying resource needs and skills gaps within the team, recruiting for team members, and planning learning and development activities
* Sharing technical knowledge and insight, and encouraging a culture of learning throughout the development team
* Maintaining an in depth understanding of the commercial basis of the business and its demands, and ensuring that this is reflected in all activities undertaken within the development team
* Ownership of the strategic direction of our software development and technical strategy
* Delivering business objectives within the business plan as an active and collaborative member of the Senior Management team
* Representing the development team on the Senior Management Team, providing credible and informed technical insights to aid strategic planning and decision-making
* Overseeing the process, standards and outcomes of project and product development, to ensure accuracy and consistency as necessary
* Supporting the Commercial Team with pre-sales activities and attending customer meetings if needed

Key Responsibilities:

* A strong leader, passionate about building strong, effective teams and knowledgeable about optimising development team performance and ability
* Experience working at a senior management level, developing and contributing towards business level strategic objectives
* A strong customer focus, preferably with experience of working with an international customer base, and the ability to lead a team to deliver brilliant outcomes for the customer
* Experience of working with a commercial software company, preferably in a SaaS environment, including working with a range of different types of projects from pure funded product developments through to customer funded developments
* Calm, pro-active and flexible, and able to stay focused and effective in a fast paced and dynamic environment

For a full consultation on this highly unique and hugely rewarding role please email your CV to Rebecca at Arc IT

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