Head of software engineering

Recruiter
Salt
Location
Berkshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1247569772
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Software Engineering- Contract- Berkshire

The Head of Software Engineering will lead our three global engineering & QA teams and be responsible for major development of their core FX and payments platforms, and integration into market leading third party products. Reporting to the CTO, the Head of Software Engineering will work with the enterprise architect to lead the refactoring of their core platforms into cloud based microservices, in addition to delivering a substantial pipeline of strategic projects which deliver new functionality to support the company's technology strategy. You will require the skill to be a hands-on technical leader, motivating and enabling the engineering and QA teams to solve challenging problems with substantial business impact. With the experience and technical depth of a former developer and architect, you will drive them towards a high standard of excellence, resulting in increased visibility, consistency of delivery, agile working practices, and development of their next generation digital platform.

RESPONSIBILITIES.
  • Drive rigorous delivery of software across multiple, complex applications, and to an agreed architectural roadmap.
  • Establish world-class standards around the engineering team, and implement agile working practices and tools deliver consistent, high-quality software releases across global teams
  • Implement internal engineering management strategies to improve productivity and effectiveness of sizing and allocation of work to teams
  • Work with the Product Managers and Regional Engineering / QA leads to manage scope and deliverables; ensure objectives align and the appropriate resources and capabilities are in place to deliver on product roadmaps
  • Engage with Internal Operations leads and business stakeholders as needed to ensure that quality and consistency of product releases aligns with customer expectations
  • Partner with Product and Operations leaders to ensure product roadmaps align with the shared technology roadmap and a focus on developing a world class customer journey.
  • Transform existing Software Engineering teams and engineers into a highly effective engineering organisation through coaching and mentoring; upgrade and reorganise talent as needed; update the way we use Jira to create common working practices.
  • Lead deep dive, cross-functional, engineering problem solving as needed and lead coding standards and review
  • Provide regular engineering updates

REQUIREMENTS.
  • Degree in Engineering or Computer Science
  • Proven management experience leading software development teams within FinTech, FX, Payments, or Banking
  • Proven experience in building high-performance teams and scalable agile best-practices in an engineering organisation
  • Ability to foster a culture of innovation and creative problem solving
  • Recent experience leading a team of at least 30 software engineers on multiple sites, and at least 10 years industry experience
  • An outstanding team and relationship builder, proactively removes obstacles to collaboration and implicitly understands how to lead and work with different types of people and different working styles
  • Broad hands-on technical expertise with multiple tech stacks, architecture, and cloud infrastructure.
  • Exceptional planning and execution capacity with an ability to monitor progress, take corrective action when necessary and communicate changes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with technologies such as C#, .Net, .Net core, Java (Spring), JavaScript (react, node), PHP, JSON, Swift, Oracle, REST, and Developing API's all a bonus.

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