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Head of Engineering (IT and Technical)

  • Location: Central London
  • Salary: £80000 - £110000.00 per annum + Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Capita IT Resourcing is partnered with a large public sector organisation in their search for a Head of Engineering to join them on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will join to support the Head of Digital Delivery to set-up the Engineering practice. This will include Development, DevOps/SRE, Test/QA, Infrastructure and Technical Leadership. You will work with counterparts in the wider group to build cross-community ways of working, support organisation's strategy to increase digital capability and assure delivery of digital services and provide technical direction and coaching.

Responsibilities for the role:

1. Support the Head of Digital Delivery to set up and lead the Engineering practice.
2. Work with counterparts in the wider group to build cross-community ways of working, support organisation's strategy to increase digital capability and assure delivery of digital services and provide technical direction and coaching.
3. Work and assist in setting contemporary engineering standards and working practices.
4. Be a technologist with extensive & deep experience of building complex systems and services using different delivery methodologies.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Be a technologist with extensive & deep experience of building complex systems and services using different delivery methodologies.
  • Have extensive experience of leading and continuously improving large Software Engineering
  • Work and assist in setting contemporary engineering standards and working practices.
  • Have extensive and deep experience in full stack system development.
  • Have extensive and deep experience in Architecture and Solutions design
  • Have extensive and deep experience in Production Operations and "3rd level" Operational Support.
  • Have a good practical working knowledge of a broad range of technologies (open source and proprietary) used over the last 20 years.
  • Have extensive experience of leading and continuously improving large Software Engineering
  • Be able to communicate effectively with and understand developers, testers and architects, with ability to build credible relationships at senior levels within a complex organisation.
  • Be able to deliver products within specific time-scales and working alongside multiple senior stakeholders.
  • Be able to work with other Service Practice Leads and Heads of Practice to build cross-community ways of working to support delivery priorities and effectively deliver common goals.
  • Have the ability to build credible relationships at senior levels within a complex organisation.
  • Undertake effective transfer knowledge to permanent position when filled
  • Be able to work with other Service Practice Leads and Heads of Practice to build cross-community ways of working to support delivery priorities and effectively deliver common goals.
  • Extensive development experience, in open source and legacy technologies across a range of products, developing on cloud-based environments.
  • Experience of using version control systems such as Git and Jenkins, open source technologies such as Java, Javascript, Node.js, SQL and non SQL databases such as Postgres, MySQL and MongoDB.
  • Experience of using test-driven development tools such as JUnit or Jasmine

The successful candidate will split their time and travel between London, Newcastle and Manchester. If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your CV via the link below for immediate consideration.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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