Head of Software Development, net
Head of Software Development, .net Circa £75k Brighton, East Sussex Head of Software 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. 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: As part of this role, you will be responsible for: 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 An excellent track record as a senior level developer or architect, with excellent .NET skills and a wide range of technical abilities 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.