Director of Software Engineering

Recruitment Genius
£70000 - £90000 per annum
04 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Contract Type
This company is the world leader in helping hospitals to enforce and manage their security and safety procedures. Their cloud based service helps over 10,000 facilities to make their facilities safer for patients, staff and visitors - improving patient outcomes and lowering operational costs. The US market leaders for ten years, they quickly assumed the same position in the UK and are now looking to strengthen their lead and develop new geographies. With numerous industry firsts, they have an ambitious technology roadmap to ensure they maintain their leading position. Their culture is very entrepreneurial, flexible and results driven, with a great team ethos. ROLE SUMMARY: This is an exciting and rewarding new role for a high energy Director of Engineering / Head or Director of Software Engineering, reporting to the US based COO, embracing full accountability for your teams and for delivering projects. KEY ASPECTS OF THE DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ROLE INCLUDE: - Deploying new technologies/methodologies and best practice in software development in an Agile environment - Providing innovative and creative thinking in meeting the business goals - Managing resources whilst collaborating with Product Teams on prioritising delivery of their customer commitments - Driving productivity by managing key metrics - Organisational leadership including mentoring/developing individuals and teams - Organisational acumen, balancing the goals and needs of the operating unit with the goals of the Global COO and the wider organisation REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: - Leading teams developing commercial software solutions, with a min of 3 years in a senior leadership position - Experience with a service oriented architecture and Agile development - Analysing technology trends and market demands to plan projects and develop the technology roadmap - Forecasting and managing budgets - Maintaining knowledge of new technologies to improve operations - Relevant Bachelor's degree Substantial experience in six, with advanced experience in three, of the following areas: o Large-scale web application development o HTML5, CSS3, and Responsive Design using media queries o Web application security o SOAP or RESTFUL web services o LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) or J2EE environment o SQL, including the use of aggregate functions and complex joins o JavaScript, AJAX, and a major JavaScript library (jQuery, YUI, Prototype, Angular, etc.) o Apache or other web server configuration including SSL o Mobile Application development for IOS or Android o Message Oriented Middleware, e.g. RabbitMQ BENEFITS FOR THE DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING - A salary in the range £70,000 to £85,000 - 22 days leave plus bank holidays, rising with each year's service - Mobile phone and laptop - Car Allowance - Free parking - Private Healthcare - Life Insurance - Joining a highly supportive, collaborative and exciting organisation This job was originally posted as

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