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Head of Software Engineering

  • Location:

    Exeter

  • Sector:

    IT and Technical

  • Job type:

    Permanent: Full Time

  • Salary:

    Up to £55k

  • Contact:

    Sky Randall

  • Contact email:

    careers@sarahwest.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01392 873813

  • Job ref:

    VR/03631

  • Published:

    7 days ago

​As the Head of Software Engineering, this company is looking for someone who is astute, commercially aware and will lead by example. You’ll be responsible for the technical aspect of the product road map, as well as the day to day operations of the technical team, but most importantly you’ll be someone who is experienced in Software Development and will lead by example, inspiring others and creating a culture for innovation.

A big part of the role is to build and maintain a passionate, engaged and effective team, making sure they are happy, motivated and challenged in what they are doing. You’ll help guide the team to reach pragmatic technical solutions, while keeping close to the code yourself - taking ownership if things go wrong, and celebrating success collectively.

Working closely with the other Senior Management team, you’ll look to continually drive process improvement within the team, keeping a commercial focus in order to achieve successful product delivery.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Overseeing the technical design and delivery of the product road map

  • Encouraging and maintaining high standards and implementing best practices

  • Ensuring that the teams and resources are allocated optimally across the development side of the business

  • Creating and reporting on department budgets and performance

  • Lead on HR functions for the software development team

  • Mentoring and supporting personal development plans of the software development team

Skills and experience:

The company will consider applications from Senior Software Developers looking to take that next step in their career, or candidates who have prior experience in a similar role.

  • Several years of commercial experience in software development, ideally with experience of senior stakeholder management

  • Experience managing/leading/coaching a software engineering team

  • Strong experience of modern Agile development methods

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: someone who is able to communicate effectively and efficiently with technical and non-technical colleagues, clients and partners

  • Accomplished presentation skills to internal and external stakeholders

Joining a highly respected, successful and forward-thinking technology company based in Exeter it’s a great place to work! The company offer a discretionary bonus scheme, a generous holiday allowance, free parking and other benefits.

If you’d like to find out more about the role, get in touch with Sky.