Head of Development

Illuminet Solutions
Bedford, UK
12 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently working with an established yet growing professional services company in Bedford to find a Head of Development on a full-time, permanent basis. This role will sit within the senior management team and the right candidate will be exposed to and involved in the most senior level decision making activities of the company, with a core input around technology.

You will manage a high-quality team of developers along with owning the architectural vision, and ensuring the right person is working on the right task, all the time. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background within software development, team management experience and will be confident and decisive when faced with difficult technical decisions.

  • Define and take ownership of a software system architecture, consistent with business goals.
  • Promote and champion the architecture within the software team.
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to the developers and testers.
  • Manage the day to day task allocation within the development team.
  • Communicate all concepts and guidelines to the development team.
  • Maintain the documentation of the architecture, keeping it up to date and relevant.
  • Oversee progress of the development team to ensure consistency with initial design.
  • Liaise with business stakeholders and ensure continued relevancy of the architecture.
  • Identify and mitigate technical risks for all software projects.
  • Act as a technical authority within the software team.
  • Ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility etc.
  • Approve final product before launch.
  • Manage the performance and development of the team through customer focused measures and build engaged, well-motivated, high performing team.
  • Improving the productivity of the work force through training, developing talent, technology enablement, process improvements, best practices and implementing high standards within the company to improve the overall skill level of the function.
  • Manage the allocation of resources to ensure that deadlines are always achieved, resolving issues which will ensure that the business operates with maximum efficiency.

  • 10+ years' experience in key roles within a software team.
  • Experience working on a variety of software project types such as systems integration, API development, transitioning to SOA.
  • Experience working with the following technologies: SQL Server, ASP.NET with both WebForms and MVC, C#, JavaScript with jQuery and Azure.
  • Experience completing code reviews.
  • Familiarity with the Agile/Scrum approach.
  • Proven experience managing and coaching teams of software developers.
  • Senior stakeholder management experience.

If you would like to apply for this position or find out more please get in touch by sending your CV and contact details via this advert.

We would love to be able to provide detailed feedback to every candidate that applies but due to the volume of applications we receive we are only able to respond to applications that clearly demonstrate the above criteria.

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