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Head of Software Engineering

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £65000 - £75000.00 per annum + Amazing Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Development


Head of Software Engineering

Tired of hierarchy, Tired of red tape, Tired of boring environments? This could be for you.

I am working exclusively with an out of the box thinking, no bad ideas, no big egos with no silos or protracted bureaucratic organisation based in the centre of Manchester who are in the market for an ambitious Head of Software Engineering to join their exciting team.

Head of Software Engineering
They are in the market for a Head of Software Engineering who has a passion for technology and innovation to join their small collaborative team in Manchester to develop a new Greenfield solution to scale alongside their existing product. This is a great opportunity for a Lead Developer / Principal Developer to step up into a Head of Software Engineering to get in on the ground level of design of this application and really have a stake in their leading product. This team operate a flat structure rather than a hierarchy, giving Senior C# Developers the opportunity to have their say which you will overlook and collaboratively work through projects with them. Within this environment you will also have the opportunity to use all technologies and not be afraid of being the polyglot dev team that the industry requires of Developers these days.

Head of Software Engineering Technical Ability

  • Solid Background in C#
  • Visual Studio 2015-2017
  • Excellent Software Development Practice Knowledge
  • Experience within a SCRUM or Agile Environment
  • Knowledge Developing and Maintaining Web API's
  • Experience of Unit Testing Frameworks
  • Most Importantly - Be able to laugh at yourself, they are not looking for lone gunman!



Head of Software Engineering Responsibilities

  • To lead and manage a team of senior software developers and software developers both locally and off-shore. Line management responsibilities will include technical recruitment, appraisals, 121 meetings, identifying training needs, motivating and performance managing the team
  • To oversee the delivery of an off-shore development team and ensure harmonious integration with Manchester based teams
  • Ensure adherence to appropriate development practices and procedures by the teams
  • Act as the link between the firm's senior management team and software engineering team
  • Assist with the future growth and planning of the development team
  • To keep up to date with the latest software development technologies and methodologies
  • To drive consistent approaches and standards throughout the team
  • To develop a strategy for the team to meet the company's goals and objectives, and to improve the quality of the service it delivers internally and externally
  • To plan and monitor the successful implementation of this strategy and report back to the senior management team against agreed KPIs
  • Responsible for projects being delivered on time
  • Own the software release process from a devops perspective and continually improve and de-risk the process
  • Delivery of training and support to team members
  • Deployment of software upgrades, enhancements and fixes that are coordinated based on targeted release schedules
  • Maintaining a professional culture within the team, but ensure the team are having fun!
  • Work closely with the Product Owners, Sales, and Business Analysts for understanding of the systems functional and non-functional requirements.



Head of Software Engineering Package

  • £65,000 - £75,000
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Beers on a Friday
  • Once a Month Social Event
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Excellent Commuter Links
  • Training and Development
  • Excellent Working Environment
  • Remote working (Optional)
  • Free Gym Membership



Head of Software Engineering
If you would like to work in a fast-growing VC-Backed FinTech company that offers a competitive salary, fantastic career progression, a great environment that delivers innovative solutions that make a difference then send your CV for immediate consideration!

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