Head of Mobile - industry leader

Asset Resourcing Limited
London, UK
10 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Mobile: Reporting directly to our Client's COO, this is an enviable opportunity to establish a mobile strategy and deliver quality mobile products & platforms upon which our Client will deliver scalable mobile products for years to come. Management responsibility will centre on leading a thriving Mobile development team for this industry-leader; the team of 20+ are offshored so minimum 25% travel (e.g. a week per month) to two key development sites in Eastern Europe will be required.

Key skills required:

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

*5+ years of experience in iOS and Android native and hybrid development
*An in-depth understanding of specific audience needs in this area
*A demonstrable ability to inspire multi-disciplined product teams to deliver results while working on multiple streams in parallel
*A strong understanding and demonstrated ability to technically design and deliver applications across platforms from both API's and hybrid approaches
*Excellent communication skills & stakeholder management to a wide range of audiences
*A good understanding of user-centred design processes
*Experience of managing a significant budget
*Experience managing cross-functional software engineering teams
*Extensive experience of product development lifecycle and experience shipping major consumer software-as-a-service products at scale internationally
*Experience of publicly released A+ branded applications on both iOS and Play Stores internationally
*Experience of working in a complex regulated environment

Key responsibilities will include the following:

*Mobile team are offshored so minimum 25% travel to two key development sites in Eastern Europe is a prerequisite

*Strategy and planning - partnering with technical leaders & product managers across the business to define vision, strategy, and roadmap for mobile platforms

*Technical vision - working with the architecture team to drive the design & implementation of the wider enterprise technical platform to deliver a leading B2B mobile capable of working at scale in complex regulated environments

*Stakeholder and partner management - engaging stakeholders throughout the company and its partners and customers to create productive frameworks for efficient delivery of projects and as a source of new ideas. The first port of call for the customers and stakeholders for everything mobile.

*Delivery - establishing the engineering process, tools, and infrastructure that enable excellence in engineering, and delivering with predictable quality against the mobile roadmap

*Leadership - growing and leading an organisation of 20+ developers, testers, project/release managers, and platform managers that are a model for collaboration, terrific execution, and delivery of quality products that delight audiences

*Budget - ensuring efficient deployment and use of resource to get the very best deal for the license fee payer, and precise financial management to deliver the ambition in line with the budget

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