Digital Lead (Software Development & Data Science)

Head of Software Engineering/Development

Ref: 186Monday 26 July 2021

£60-80,000 per annum, negotiable dependent on experience

*Would you welcome the opportunity to lead an exceptional team of Software Developers and Data Scientists through a period of unprecedented growth?
*Are you motivated by the opportunity to lead teams on exciting new greenfield development projects,  reviewing new opportunities as well as implementing new systems into critical areas?
*Could you thrive in an environment with the agile approach of a smaller organisation,  but with the ability to leverage the ongoing successes of the organisation more generally?

If these are factors which would appeal to you within a challenging new opportunity for a Digital Lead within a Software Development and Data Science  environment,  then please get in touch with Ieuan to discuss further!!


Reporting directly to the Digital Director,  the Digital Lead will be an expert who will work with a number of Practice Leads to ensure the delivery of world class products and solutions,  working with exceptional teams of Developers,  Data Scientists and Designers.  With the team experiencing unprecedented growth,  there has never been a better time to join the leadership team and to steer them to continued growth and success.

This is a real greenfield development opportunity,  as you'll be working on triaging 'new stuff',  as well as leading the implementation of new systems in a number of critical areas.  Culture is key within the business and they live and breathe Agile,  working with multi-disciplinary teams and across a variety of business areas.  As a Digital Lead you'll take technical ownership over the products,  features and services the team is responsible for,  being curious at heart with a desire to make things better.  You'll prioritise a focus on being 'one team' with a passion for nurturing,  coaching and sharing your knowledge with others whilst ensuring high quality code is delivered in line with project goals and delivery cycles and thrive using Agile methods.

We anticipate that the Digital Lead will have responsibility for the following:
*design and development of new technical solutions for our customer's products.
*developing,  maintaining and supporting our existing SaaS applications.
*driving best practice standards in development; from ways of working through to test and governance.
*working with varied stakeholders to draw out opportunities and generate new ideas; working autonomously to shape problems and solutions from a technical perspective.
*supporting and mentoring junior team members.

To prove successful within this exceptional opportunity,  we anticipate that the successful candidate will have the following skills,  knowledge and experience:
*strong and proven grounding leading technical teams (Development,  Data Science),  with experience in technology's such as C# / .NET, Javascript, SQL, Python, Cloud.
*strong understanding of front-end build and back-end software engineering, including hosting and security practices.
*driving best practice and implementation around Agile and how they work.
*understanding of governance frameworks; working with global teams to champion and unify best practice around areas including test, CI/CD, security, architecture, service desk.
*excellent communication and teamwork skills; ability to manage global stakeholders and teams, within Digital, within operating businesses, and through to customers.
*appreciation of modern technologies, patterns and services; from Cloud to API economies, microservices and serverless computing.

We have plenty more information available about this exceptional opportunity for a Digital Lead,  so if you'd like to hear more about this,  then please contact Ieuan for further details and information.

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Software Development / Data Science Sector
£60-80,000 per annum
G2 6HS