Head of Software Development

Head of Software Development
Dublin 2 Negotiable Ref:

Job Description

My Dublin-based client is actively recruiting a Head of Innovation and Technology to join their team on a permanent basis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee the technical design and implementation of enterprise scale solutions across a broad platform stack.
  • Manage and oversee any required recruitment, carry out performance monitoring, staff appraisals, training, employee development, staff motivation and team building within their team.
  • To lead, manage and motivate a team of IT engineers with responsibility for Application Development.
  • Motivating, mentoring and developing staff within their team
  • Development and maintenance of compliant software development policies and processes.
  • Partake as a senior stakeholder in our annual IT budgeting process.
  • Manage the relationship with partners for outsourced development
  • Carry out quality reviews of our implementation to ensure they meet our high standards.
  • Deliver existing strategy to support the development of software and monitoring systems contributing to and driving the technology direction being undertaken
  • Act as a role model for the team by always demonstrating the highest standards in technical design and development.
  • Manage the high level relationship between Software Development and other areas of IT
  • Manage technical aspects of development teams to deliver full lifecycle enterprise solutions.
  • Guide and mentor team in driving innovation and applying best practice in the implementation of solutions.
  • Drive continuous improvement in solution implementation and our delivery practices.

Experience Required

  • Managed a large team of 10+ engineers
  • Experience of Agile/SCRUM methodologies
  • 8+ years software development and/or software implementation experience
  • 3+ years experience managing strong software development teams

Essential and Desirable Skills

  • Experience working in financial services environments would be preferable
  • Delivery focused with a strong aptitude for team motivation
  • Ability to actively get involved in every phase of the project and pitch in if required
  • Understanding of software development methodologies and DevOps approaches
  • A highly organized and structured approach to working
  • The ability to interact effectively with both technical and business personnel
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills, both written & verbal

Educational Requirements

  • A relevant Third Level Qualification in Business/Computer Science / IT

Consultant Details

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Name: Luke Prendergast
Title: Technical Recruiter
Tel: 01 2866666
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