Director of Software Engineering

Job Type:
Permanent
Contract Duration:
Unspecified
Industry:
IT
Category:
Development
Location:
England, Berkshire, Bracknell
Salary:
£90,000 to £140,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Bonus & Benefits
Posted:
25-Feb-19
Job Ref:
33809

My client is a multi award winning business, with over 6,000 employees and a presence in more than 150 countries, working with more than 25,000 customers. Due to some new innovations in R&D, they have a current requirement for an experienced engineering management professional, in the role of Director of Engineering for a small but highly skilled Braknell based team.

Job description

This position will hire, lead and manage a group software engineers that design, develop, release, maintain, troubleshoot and debug a key product suite for SaaS and On-premise. Provide leadership through coaching, feedback, development goals, and performance management.

As the most senior employee at the site which is dedicated to a key new product suite, this position incorporates the role of Site Manager. Your leadership and desire for high quality software engineering and work methodologies will dictate the ongoing success of this world class engineering team, incorporating development, DevOps, and QA.

They are looking for someone who is passionate about building products that are used by millions of users and a team of highly qualified software engineers. This position calls for a seasoned professional who can play a lead role in the handling escalations when necessary, and actively participating in all aspects of day-to-day engineering management from product and technology direction to process improvements.

Responsibilities

* Line management of the Engineering team of 20 Engineers. Comfortable managing an R&D team with deep product and technical knowledge that operates with a high degree of autonomy
* Work closely with the Product Manager to define product deliverables and build the product roadmap
* Interview and hire new staff. Undertake performance reviews and provide appropriate feedback. Manage low performers
* Be the face of R&D for prospects and customers. Be prepared to take responsibility in front of the customer when things go wrong
* Responsibility for the technical direction of the product. Work with Sales and Services teams to understand customer challenges and drive technology choices to meet those challenges
* Build and maintain a good relationship with key customers

Candidate should demonstrate

* Ability to manage conflicting priorities. Ability to stay calm and confident under pressure and to provide clear direction to the team, management and customers when tough decisions need to be made on resource and priority
* Confidence to contribute to Technical design discussions. Be prepared to question and probe technical and product decisions
* Appetite to develop a deep understanding of the product suite, the market and the vision for the product
* Willingness as site manager take ownership of anything that arises that may affect the team, even if it’s not R&D related. Must be prepared to get involved of all aspects of the business. This includes managing the QA lab, scoping hardware requirements for cloud customers, and troubleshooting issues with hosted and on-premise customers
* Engage with the wider R&D services operation to ensure that your organisation is well served. Be prepared to fight the teams corner when necessary

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have:

* 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering
* At least 5 year’s experience in managing teams of software developers
* Proven track record of managing software product engineering projects, delivering on-time, on-budget with world-class quality
* Demonstrated ability to influence others, especially in sensitive or complex situations
* Deep experience with agile software development techniques and pitfalls
* Solid understanding of n-tier architectures
* Experience with Linux operating systems
* Experience of product development using Java, JavaScript, Oracle
* AngularJS is a bonus
* Familiarity with Apache and Tomcat concepts required
* Exposure to cloud deployments (AWS preferred)
* Exposure to Big Data
* Experience leading Agile teams with Scrum management
* Experience developing enterprise-grade software products that can perform, scale, and integrate into a broad enterprise ecosystem
* Experience developing and supporting hosted and/or multi-tenant SaaS software
* Experience working in a global software company

This truly is a unique and fantastic opportunity to both take on a highly successful R&D unit as well as being given the opportunity to really put your own stamp on things and help push the team and product to the next level.

If you are interested, then apply now. Suitable candidates will be contacted within 24 hours of receipt of their CV.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0239 3382100
Contact: Doug Adamson

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