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Head of Software Engineering
London (SW City)
Paying up to £100,000 p / annum (plus package)
Remote based to start
Leading a team of 6
An international Auction house established over a century ago, are seeking a Head of Software Engineering to join their team in London.
This will be remote working to start.
In your role as the Head of Software Engineering you will be required to carry out the following :
Lead and manage all global development activities within the organisation supporting the digital transformation programme
Manage and develop a small team ( 6) of full stack and web developers
Working closely with Product and Service delivery leads in defining and prioritising all development initiatives in accordance with the core roadmap
Develop a next generation technology platform leveraging the current AMS (Auction Management System) and defining new interfaces to utilise off the shelf technology partners where appropriate
Improve the development process such that projects can be easily assigned to developers and environments utilising continuous delivery and automated testing mechanisms
Ensure sprints are aligned with overall programmes of work and budget
Identify skills and technology gaps to ensure necessary investments are made to develop the team and the platform
Maintain all software and services in a compliant, performant and secure state
The ability to develop and lead the software architecture and ensure alignment with the vision is essential to the role
The role is ideally suited to a candidate currently working as a lead / principal developer looking to take the next step up into a senior management position within development.
At least 10 years development experience and specially 5 years as a technical lead within a development department / team
It is essential that the candidate be familiar with ecommerce solutions although familiarity with the Auction business is not required
js, Elasticsearch, Celery, Sphinx and Microsoft SQL
A thorough understanding of relational and no-SQL database technologies and their specific application to solving business and data problems
Designing and developing APIs and mobile Apps
Experience in continuous integration tools (such as Jenkins) is a plus
Experience in Docker and microservice architectures would be desirable
Usage of cloud platforms, containers, Kubernetes and SaaS services while not essential would be extremely beneficial to assist them in its digital transformation
Proficient at building efficient and modern interfaces for a global workforce complimented with ETL and data analytics services
Integrations with leading CMS providers would be useful
Experience with the current technology stack such as Progress,Sphinx, Postgres, RabbitMQ would be desirable but not essential
They will also consider a lead developer , lookingg to take the next step up to head of / lead.
If this is of interest, please apply ASAP