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Head of Software Development (26960)

Cambridge, hybrid working
to £90,000 DoE + Benefits

Hands-on cloud development, people leadership and project management

This growing Cambridge based company connects medical and healthcare practitioners with patients and researchers. Their expertise allows for clinical studies to happen and helps enhance coordination and collaboration between different groups to promote innovation. This is achieved through their cloud-based platform which they have developed and are looking to expand and create new features.

They are currently looking to recruit a Head of Software Development. This role is part of the senior leadership team and would involve leading the Agile development team, delivering the company’s product roadmap, as well as developing an ongoing pipeline of key products. Further responsibilities will include security of the platform, quality assurance and keeping the platform modern.

Interested applicants are expected to have past experience as a modern software developer / architect (and are likely still hands-on when it comes to coding). More recently, you will have gained seniority through leadership on projects and people-management. You will understand the pitfalls and benefits of different cloud based technologies and be able to translate business requirements into actionable technical projects. Key to this will be excellent communication skills and a keen interest in the mission-driven focus of this company.

Further requirements include: a degree in computer science or similar; demonstrable broad software engineering experience (including different languages, frameworks and industry trends); strategic planning experience; thorough knowledge of cloud technologies (especially AWS); understanding about IT security and data protection.

The role can be office based or hybrid (at least one day per week in the office), and offers a good work-life balanced that is a combination of strategic management and leadership with technical architect and development.

Keywords: Leadership, QA Management, Cloud Platform Development, AWS, Agile, Security, Healthcare / Medical, Architect, Executive Team, Cambridge / Hybrid

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