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Global Head of Software Engineering - strategy/global scale

Posted on Nov 9, 2019 by Digital Gurus Recruitment Limited

Genève, Switzerland
IT
Immediate Start
£160k - £180k Annual
Full-Time

Global Head of Software Engineering - in-house and outsourced software development/strategy/global scale - basic salary £160-180,000 + excellent bonus + benefits, based Geneva (Switzerland)

Global Head of Software Engineering - in-house and outsourced software development/strategy/global scale - basic salary £160-180,000 + excellent bonus + benefits, based Geneva (Switzerland) is required by well known, highly successful and international organisation.

Responsibilities:

The Global Head of Software Engineering is a key member of the IT Senior Leadership team. This person will be responsible for designing and implementing best practice in the IT development departments through a combination of internal capability and outsourcing.

The Global Head of Engineering will be responsible also for:

  • Build and grow the development capabilities of the organisation.
  • Solution design and architecture of the entire IT application environment.
  • Accountable for development quality, solutions scalability and application resilience.
  • Design and implement solution aiming to reduce IT cost and embrace and automation (PaaS, Serverless etc ).
  • Develop and maintain a governance framework around software development, including documentation, induction and knowledge transfer.
  • Developing a plan and driving actions to improve development quality.
  • Management of all development and engineering suppliers to ensure that quality and deliverables are met and exceeded on a daily basis.
  • Provide Management Information on the performance of the development teams, identifying risk and issues and coming up with action plans to address these.
  • Accountable for applications performances related to development and solutioning.

Experience required:

  • Demonstrable track record of leading major development practices.
  • Proof of experience on cloud native environment and multi-tenant infrastructure.
  • Comfortable on presenting and explain issues and solution to C-level stakeholders.
  • Deep understanding of new technologies and how that can be applied to create innovative solutions.
  • Ability to lead technical design sessions.
  • Track record of identifying, appointing and managing outsourced IT suppliers across the globe.
  • Capacity of building the "business case" translating from business requirement into technical solution.
  • Experience of working in an on/near/off-shore support services model.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with agile methodologies, planning and a delivery focus approach.
  • Highly experienced with Back End programming languages (.NET, Java/Scala, Node, etc.)
  • People management (> 10 people)

Excellent training and career development opportunities exist for the right candidate.

Basic salary £160-180,000 + excellent bonus + benefits, based Geneva (Switzerland)

Reference: 792499118

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