// Head of Development

Salary c£80k
Ref: NC#6878
Location: London

My client is looking for Head of Development to oversee a successful and growing multi-disciplinary development team, with a passion for people, innovation, and technology.

Their current development team consists of Android, iOS, Front end (HTML, CSS, JS, Angular) and Engineering (Python, AWS, PostgreSQL, NGINX), and whilst it will be beneficial for you to have experience in these specific technologies, candidates with a strong understanding of any relevant full stack will be considered.

You will have previous experience managing a multi-disciplinary team of 15+ developers in an organisation with a significant focus on product design. You will be familiar with the challenges of running large development teams, and have proven experience in shaping and evolving teams as they grow and technology comes and goes.

This is a management role more than a hands on development role, and your time will be focused on empowering a talented and passionate team to implement technology in the best way possible. The team is experienced and educated about what we do, and you will enjoy using others skills to build better ideas, processes and products.

You will be passionate about design and will have a strong desire to listen, build bridges and educate your team and the wider organisation about the role of development in creating great products.

Your role will include, but not be limited to these key areas:

- An ambition for technology - Leading a continual, critical process looking at how products are developed
- The well being and management of developers – Implementing training, R&D and effective structure
- Ensuring developers communicate effectively with the wider business
- Process oversight – ensuring appropriate and consistent process is being followed and understood
- Clear vision of structure and growth strategy for development team


Required Experience:

- Managed teams of 15+ developers
- Conducted staff reviews, performance and hiring of new staff
- Worked with design, UX and other creative disciplines
- Worked with open source technologies
- Strong understanding of one or more agile methodologies
- Ability to articulate complex problems clearly and concisely
- Demonstrable ability to communicate at all levels of an organisation effectively
- Examples of growing or evolving a team within an organisation

Would be great if you knew about these:

- Python, Django, NGINX, or similar stacks such as LAMP
- Android or iOS native development
- Javascript frameworks, particularly Angular and React
- Worked with CI and automated deployment, particularly Jenkins
- Video on Demand, or Live Streaming
- Where possible please provide work examples and URLs with details of role on project and tools/technologies used.

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.