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Head of Development

  • Location:

    Basingstoke, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Senior Management

  • Job Type:


  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lesley Morgan

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  • Job Ref:

    LM / 08334_1528994095

  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Head of Development
£60,000 - £70,000

Head of Development required by a FTSE 250 company based in Basingstoke. This is a key leadership role responsible for the management and coordination of skilled, distributed development teams. Employing over 3000 globally and having revenues in excess of £450 million mean they are a major player in their field and have a number of exciting, critical projects happening with a variety of clients across the world. You will work closely with Software Development Managers and Product Development to ensure coherent software development strategies, software product road-maps are implemented correctly.


  • Develop software product strategies that support the company's overall strategy and objectives
  • Manage offshore development partners whilst ensuring high quality output
  • Create a culture of promoting new ideas, drive software development innovation and promote Agile ways of working
  • Facilitate a smooth delivery of all development services; engineering, processes, environments and support
  • Be the driver of technology and methodology decision maker - including design, reusable code development, software tools, best practice, source control and deployment processes

Skills & Experience
· Current experience in a similar role, leading development teams
· Proven experience of driving and leading cultural change and achieving group commitment to sustain the desired change
· Experience of managing off/near shore development partners
· Ability to manage large software teams (approx. 40+ members) across multiple locations (on/offshore). Total team is approx. 120.
· An excellent and demonstrable knowledge of scaled agile software development processes (SAFe), as well as excellent and demonstrable knowledge of software development tools and environments
· Good working knowledge of .NET, Java and JavaScript/TypeScript technologies (albeit the role will not be hands-on) and demonstrable experience of applying the right technology to the right application
· Effective leadership, senior stakeholder management, interpersonal and communication skills
· Ability to manage conflict internally and externally, making difficult decisions by pragmatically weighing the complexities involved against the need to act
· Good negotiation skills
· Good understanding of budgetary control and resource allocation procedures
· Strong delivery and implementation skills from inception to acceptance
· Demonstrates commercial acumen
· Must be willing to travel both domestically and internationally

If you have the relevant skills and want to take on this challenge please send your CV to <> or call 02380 765804.

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