Head of Software Development

Head of Software Development

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    Technology & Digital

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    Dan Lewis

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Head of Software Engineering, Taunton, £50,000-£65,000 + Benefits

My client, a leading commercial organisation based in Taunton is looking to recruit a Head of Software Engineer to head up their software development practice. This is a primarily hands-off role where you will be responsible for leading a very large team of engineers, designing and implementing technology strategy and managing relationships with outsource providers.

This is what you’ll be doing

  • Direct and indirect management of c.50 technical staff
  • Setting the strategic direction for the software engineering area and communicate widely
  • Acting as an advocate of modern software engineering practices and driving change to keep up to date with technology/digital approaches
  • Ensuring that the systems built are secure, supportable and work with appropriate teams across the organisation to embed best practice.
  • Ensuring the appropriate resourcing is in place for upcoming near-term projects – dealing with senior stakeholders and competing priorities
  • Ensuring we have the right skills across the practice, shape career paths and recruit the right talent - identify skills gaps and key dependencies within technical teams
  • Engaging with internal governance and risk processes to ensure systems are delivered in governance, and corporate risks are owned and managed
  • Setting up new/ and manage active software engineering supplier relationships/projects and ensure we have a pool of high-quality partners/suppliers to call on to fulfil the corporate objectives
  • Setup external collaborations which are beneficial to the organisation
  • Manage/own corporate risks and activities associated with delivering digital services/software engineering


The experience you’ll bring to the team

  • Strong technical grounding
  • Natural leadership skills
  • Ability to translate organisational strategy to technological strategy
  • Experience of working with outsource partners
  • Desire to keep up to date with modern technology


And this is what you’ll get in return

My client offer a range of modern benefits including generous leave allowances, flexible working allowances, remote working options & an excellent pension scheme


Are you up to the challenge?

To apply for this role, please forward a copy of your CV immediately.