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      Head of Software Engineering

      Location: Birmingham

      Salary: £105000 - £110000 per annum

      Contract Type: Permanent

      Head of Software Engineering Hybrid Working

      This role is perfect for a hands on Software Development Manager (team of 10+) who is looking to move to the next level.

      A reputable company is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Head of Software Engineering on behalf of our major client. This role offers the chance to lead multi-disciplined Software engineering teams across various locations, driving innovation and excellence in product development and service delivery.

      About the Role:
      As Head of Software Engineering , you will oversee the strategic direction and execution of engineering . Collaborating closely with Digital Products leadership and other key stakeholders, you will develop and implement policies, procedures, and capabilities to ensure the highest quality software products and services.

      Key Responsibilities:

      Commercial & Organisational:

      Establish and integrate a global engineering & operations organization across multiple locations.
      Develop globally consistent management reporting and cost management strategies.
      Establish processes for sharing product engineering & operational knowledge.
      Drive cost-effective delivery practices to contribute meaningfully to the Division’s P&L.
      Product Engineering & Operations:

      Manage engineering & operations teams to ensure products meet quality and security criteria.
      Implement effective software development lifecycle and operational management processes.
      Collaborate with Product Management to streamline product delivery processes.
      Platform Engineering & Operations:

      Build a globally diverse platform engineering team responsible for cloud infrastructure.
      Develop strategies for rapid deployment, proactive optimization, and scaling of products.
      Collaborate with Chief Architect and Product Management to develop platform strategies.
      Technical Operations:

      Develop technical operations organization to meet customer contractual obligations.
      Ensure timely reporting of contractual commitments and incident management processes.
      Product Support:

      Build a Product Support model to manage service affecting defects and incidents.
      Implement continuous improvement processes to decrease fix time for defects.
      Desired Experience:

      The ideal person will have

      Proven hands on leadership experience in software development teams.
      Experience of working with UK and offshore teams
      Experience of working with Microsoft Technologies (C# .Net SQL) and Open Source (PHP MYSQL)
      Transformation experience in product engineering .
      Management of development and operational budgets.
      Experience in transitioning products to a SaaS delivery model.

      What’s Offered:

      An amazing career development and the chance to really step up your career. Hybrid working and a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
      Performance-related bonus

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