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Permanent, Software development and architecture, Gateshead, UK

23 Jul, 2020

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Software Development to be based out our Head office in Basingstoke. This is a key leadership role reporting to the Director of Software and Change and responsible for the management and coordination of skilled, distributed development teams and industry standard Agile processes to deliver high quality software products for De La Rue and our customers. The Head of Development will work closely with Software Development management team members, and Product Management, to develop coherent software development strategies, software product road-maps and identifying associated projects under which to implement those strategies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with Product managers to develop software product strategies that support the company’s overall strategy and objectives
  • Deliver results to the customer and manage offshore development partners whilst ensuring quality levels are achieved
  • Design and execute plans which can be collaboratively carried out by the team to implement improvements to our products, services, processes and knowledge sharing
  • Plan for growth considering the blend and level of skills required
  • Ensure a consistent level of quality and performance across all areas are maintained
  • Create a culture of promoting new ideas as a key driver of innovation within Software Development whiles promoting agile ways of working
  • Facilitate a smooth delivery of all development services; engineering, processes, environments and support
  • Act as the key driver of technology and methodology decision making throughout the team, including design, reusable code development, software tools, best practice, source control and deployment processes.
  • Essential skills, qualifications and expertise

  • Previous experience in a similar role, leading development teams
  • Proven experience of driving and leading cultural change and achieving group commitment to sustain the desired change
  • Experience of managing off/near shore development partners
  • Ability to manage large software teams (approx. 40+ members) across multiple locations (on/offshore). Total team is approx 120
  • An excellent and demonstrable knowledge of scaled agile software development processes (SAFe), as well as excellent and demonstrable knowledge of software development tools and environments
  • Good working knowledge of .NET, Java and JavaScript/TypeScript technologies (albeit the role will not be hands-on) and demonstrable experience of applying the right technology to the right application
  • Effective leadership, senior stakeholder management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage conflict internally and externally, making difficult decisions by pragmatically weighing the complexities involved against the need to act
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good understanding of budgetary control and resource allocation procedures
  • Strong delivery and implementation skills from inception to acceptance
  • Demonstrates commercial acumen
  • Must be willing to travel both domestically and internationally.

    We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Please apply to discuss further.

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