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Head of Software Development

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Due to a continued growth in our technology stack, we currently have an excellent opportunity for a Head of Software Development to join our Technology Team. You will play a senior management role in determining the strategy and technical focus of our new platforms and systems that underpin our flag-ship products and services.

You'll be pioneering and driving Agile development practises, leading sprint teams and backlogs. You'll also be the "people" manager of the team, managing and reviewing technical debt, and own owning processes from a technical perspective, ensuring best practice.

In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will receive a bespoke, on-going training programme to ensure you develop your commercial and technical skills to allow you to deliver the varied workload to a high standard. As a member of our Support team you will be a vital part of our continued success. There isn't an "us and them" mentality and you will be recognised for your hard work and support.

Role Responsibility

As our Head of Software Development your role and responsibilities will include:

  • Reporting to the Director of Technology, you will act as a support in their role and contributing to the overall leadership, management and delivery of the team
  • Providing clear leadership and direction to all aspects of Software Development, Testing and Architecture to create the TLT of the future.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate all activities related to writing software programmes
  • Act as the Subject Matter expert on all Software Development and Testing
  • Ensure policies and procedures for Software Development and Testing are in place
  • Oversee code reviews of produced software to ensure code quality
  • Improving both the efficiency and the effectiveness of the software development function
  • Putting in place robust software development and testing environment and practices
  • Ensure that the recommendations from the independent review of the testing function and capability are fully reviewed and acted upon
  • Own the Programme of Work, ensuring priorities in the team are set, resources are assigned and releases are managed efficiently
  • Coach and mentor developers
  • Define, plan, budget and manage milestones for the delivery of software releases
  • Ensure that the Software Development function contributes to goals set for systems quality and maintainability

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

  • A strong background in All things Microsoft, from Power Apps to Power BI
  • Prior experience in leading the development of integrated systems
  • Good working knowledge of Azure Cloud platforms and Azure Dev Ops
  • Strong experience in both waterfall &  agile development methodologies
  • Able to plan and manage own workload as well as team members workload to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, organisational awareness, risk & regulatory compliance, change management, communication and collaborative working skills
  • Extensive management experience of internal development teams, external development teams and remote based development teams

 

TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com.

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed. So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.

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