JOB TITLE: Head of Software Development

Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : London
Job Reference : 12040 Job Category : IT
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 09/12/2015
Salary & Benefits : £75000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Experience Required : See Job Description
Education Required : See Job Description

Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Location: London (West End) Package: £75,000 - £80,000 + Pension, Health, Gym, Travel Allowance Position Summary: We are looking for a Head of Software Development to be responsible for the delivery of the company's software and build a development team.

Job Description

Head of Software Development
£75,000 - £80,000 + Excellent Benefits including 25 days holiday + bank holidays, pension, travel, BUPA healthcare, dental care, iPhone, Gym and more

The Role
As a Head of Software Development working for one of the UK's fastest growing technology businesses, you will be responsible for the delivery of the company's software, building a team of developers in London and achieving the roadmap that's been set to broaden their cloud based platform. You will also be responsible for the whole software development function including, recruiting, leading and managing a team of developers (Java/PHP).

This role will suit someone that has a development background, however, it is not a hands on role and we are looking for a senior level departmental leader with assumed technical knowledge, rather than a senior developer that is looking to make the move to management.

Reporting to director level, you`ll be responsible for implementing and delivering software strategy and as a technology focused people manager, you`ll be able to point to evidence and achievements of when your teams have built and delivered cutting edge, cloud based software solutions.

You`ll be someone that has built a development team before and worked on a platform where the customer experience is key. As Head of Software Development, you will be tasked with the following duties:

*Building a team of a developers in London (Java/PHP) and driving performance and technical output of this team.
*Bringing the majority of the development function onshore from offshore
*Delivering software against the roadmap
*Ensuring software releases are maintained against the agreed availability dates
*Responsible for a platform that has a global audience where uptime is key

The Requirements
As a Head of Software Development you will have previous experience building a development team & working on a platform where customer/user experience is key. The environment is Agile (scrum) and the developers will be working on Java, PHP, Git, Javascript, CSS, Symfony, Spring, Hibernate, Quartz, SOAP web services. The application platforms will be Apache Tomcat and MySQL.
Ideally experience in SaaS, Hosting, API or any cloud based platform is required, however this is not essential.

The Company
With spacious modern offices based in Central London and exciting plans for the near future; this Fast Track 100 technology company offers a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Head of Software Development looking for a role in an expanding and dynamic company.

The Salary
Salary is £75,000 - £80,000 + Excellent Benefits including 25 days holiday + bank holidays, pension, travel, BUPA healthcare, dental care, iPhone, Gym and more

Bluefire Consulting is an employment agency acting on behalf of a client company

Job Keywords

Head of Software Development, Development Manager, Cloud based platform, Java, PHP

Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in IT recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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