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Head of Software Development - AWS / MS / Docker

Job Title: Head of Software Development - AWS / MS / Docker
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Industry:
ICT
Salary: £700 - £750 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: EW/C/17935
Contact Name: Ellie Walker
Contact Email: ellie.walker@gsatechsource.com
Job Published: August 29, 2018 15:39

Job Description

I am currently working with a Government client to source a Head of Software Development to be based in London. This role is initally a 6 month contract and it OUTSIDE IR35.

Key Tasks/Deliverables:
  • Build a highly capable team of software engineers that can respond to the changing of the company and wider digital landscape.
  • Technical leadership to ensure the client is implementing the right solutions, using the right technology, promoting re-use of services and patterns, applying software engineering standards and industry best practice.
  • An efficient resource management process that ensures software engineering resource is correctly allocated across current and future priorities.
  • Overall, develop the PPPT Software Engineering discipline into one that delivers to a high standard and retains and attracts the best software engineers.

Experience Required:
  • Experience with mainframe systems, particularly in terms of transition to cloud.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience working in agile teams and environments. 
  • Understanding of RESTful web services and microservices, their pitfalls and best practice. 
  • Significant experience leading software development teams and overseeing the technical direction of complex projects.
  • Experience working with legacy applications and architecture, particularly in terms of migration to cloud.
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud computing and best practices for deploying to the cloud. 
  • Significant commercial experience with mainstream open source programming languages and tools such as Java, Scala, or NodeJS. 
  • Working knowledge of behaviour driven development, test driven development, continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • Strong understanding of good architectural design and knowledge of the latest secure coding best practices.
  • Be able to represent the organisation across industry communities and help make it a great place for software engineers to work

Additional Qualifications:
  • Experience coaching and mentoring junior staff and service tech leads.
  • Experience helping organisations make complex technical decisions, across a range of technologies, embedding best practice across the organisation, using existing, extensive knowledge and experience as well as by keeping up to date with industry developments.
  • Experience managing resourcing of software engineers across services and managing performance, setting direction and goals as well as inspiring teams to deliver.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, technical and non-technical, internally and externally to represent the organisation at senior leadership levels.

You will be required to hold/ungergo SC clearance.

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