HEAD OF ENGINEERING.
Location: Newport, United Kingdom
·Direct, manage and improve an end-to-end software development function that utilises an Agile methodology to build high quality software for the Service Platform.
·Responsible for Module Architecture, Development, Test and Production Support
·Work closely with the Systems Architecture and Product Line Management functions to ensure good management of the portfolio of work.
·Formulate long-term objectives and standards of performance for the department.
·Promote best practice development techniques and approaches and drive adoption within and across teams.
·Provide support to the PMO function to manage resourcing and capacity for upcoming work.
·Manage a multi-location team of 40 engineers
Requirements / Profile
·Previous experience providing overall leadership for a software engineering team of at least 40 people, covering the full range of operational, maintenance, test and development activities.
·Galvanization, influence and leadership of a multi-functional team across multiple geographies.
·A senior manager with excellent communication skills including the ability to interact easily with senior management and key stakeholders.
·Solid software engineering background, including knowledge of and exposure to the latest strategies around Microservices and Cloud Native development.
·Good understanding of DevOps best practices and Continuous Delivery
·Significant experience with Agile, Scrum or other rapid application development methodologies (SAFe).
·Ability to manage, coach, train and motivate staff in both technical and leadership development. Effective goal setting and career management of team members.
·Excellent verbal and written communication in English.