Head of Software Development - Contract - Central Gov

Job Title: Head of Software Development - Contract - Central Gov
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £800 - £850 per day + inside IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH29871_1647968524
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 22, 2022 17:02

Job Description

Head of Software Development - Contract - Central Government

  • Inside IR35
  • 12 months
  • £800/£850 per day

Essential skills & experience

Significant and demonstrable experience in the following areas:

* Leadership of a product domain aligned software development department of at least 10 teams and £20 million budget in an agile environment.

* Leading role in sustainable agile transformations over extended (multi-year) periods in more than one organisation.

* Servant-leading multiple high-performing, continuously delivering, cross-functional development teams in multiple environments including public sector

* Recruiting and building high-performing agile DevOps and software development teams

* Applying different agile and lean approaches and supporting context

* Agile product and software development using human-centred, research-driven, inclusive-design practices, and the enablers required, ideally within Digital First framework

* Software development, architecture and infrastructure in a forward-thinking agile organisation using:

o Java
o Event-based, microservice architectures
o Openshift

* Implementing technology strategies and managing delivery of associated technical services, solutions, architectures and technologies

* Incrementally replacing enterprise legacy systems

* Developing and leading staff development and training programmes

* Coaching and mentoring

* Public sector procurement

* Managing budgets of ~£20 million

* Knowledge of the Scottish Land Registration process

Desirable skills & experienc

Experience with:

* Securing software applications
* Securing an IT estates