Head of Software Development

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Travel Technology, SAAS
Job type: SEED - Permanent
Salary: £75,000-90,000
Job ref: 34

A truly rare opportunity for a Software Development Manager to join a b2b tech company, focusing on the leisure travel market.

As the Head of Development, you will be responsible for all aspects of the running of the Development Team.  You will have six direct reports, five excellent Team Leaders and an Architect. The successful candidate will report to the Managing Director and work alongside the management team as well as the heads of the Product, Support, and Infrastructure teams.

This is an exciting opportunity; the new Head of Development will have the benefit of a market-leading range of products and an enthusiastic young team hungry to improve their skills and develop their careers.

Main responsibilities:

Management Responsibilities

  • Member of the Management Team

  • Present to the Board as required

  • Responsible for overall Development Team Delivery and Standards

  • Ensures all HR processes and standards are maintained

Strategy

  •                      Responsible for the team’s long term strategy

  •                      Effectively communicates the strategy to the whole business

  •                      Tracks and publishes progress

Development Team Delivery

  •                     Feature Development

  •                     Productive

  •                     High quality

  •                     Predictable and timely delivery


Required skills and experience:

  • Microsoft technology experience required (.net and SQL Server, Visual Studio, etc)

  • Atlassian toolsets (Jira, Bitbucket and Bamboo)

  • AWS

  • Extensive experience in a software development role

  • Has managed a team that delivered to multiple external customers

  • Has managed a team of at least 10 developers