Senior Director - IT Apps Development

Recruiter
Sophos
Location
Abingdon, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Oct 2019
Closes
21 Oct 2019
Ref
1303704587
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sophos Overview - Cybersecurity Evolved As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today's most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs - a global threat intelligence and data science team - Sophos' cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos' entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home . The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "SOPH." Job Purpose This role will lead a transformational effort within Sophos to enable the organization to scale our investments in custom-developed business solutions. By developing a technology vision combined with operational and organizational strategies, this individual will ensure that we are building a product-oriented IT organization designed to meet the very specific needs of Sophos' business stakeholders. Main Duties * Lead the vision and strategy for the technical roadmap required to support business objectives; evaluate buy vs. build strategies and make recommendations to senior leadership. * Develop and implement best-in-class strategies for software development, including Agile delivery, DevOps, environment, and release management. * Manage and oversee delivery of all technical projects, developing processes, metrics, and communication methods to ensure successful implementation of software initiatives. * Build and manage the onshore/offshore team, ensuring appropriate personnel, organizational structures, and technical skillsets exist to support planned initiatives. Experience and Skills * Prior experience as a Senior Director/VP running large software engineering teams in a high growth organization. * Demonstrated experience with a wide variety of technologies including Java, .NET, Force.com, Test and Build automation tooling, Jira, etc. * Experience in developing and effectively communicating large-scale software development strategies to senior executives. * Demonstrated interest in continuous learning and desire to develop others, building a world-class function supported with quantifiable results and metrics. * Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and influence an organization's thinking * Relevant bachelor's degree, masters preferred. Equal Opportunities Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equalmanner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our data protection policy which can be found here and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please reply to this or other emails from Sophos clearly stating your request, or follow the steps set out in the data protection policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices please contact .

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