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Head of Software Development

Job Title: Head of Software Development
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Witney, Oxfordshire
Salary: Market Rates
Duration: 6 Months +
REF: SM/C/HSD_1537261954
Contact Name: Salome Maybanks
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Head of Software Development

6 Month Initial Contract

Witney, Oxfordshire

Head of Software Development - this is an initial 6 month contract assignment heading up the digital transformation project for my client. Reporting into the IT Director you will be responsible for both the leadership of the software development function and also preparing for the digital transformation. This will be a 'hands on' role.

My client are well-known within their industry, offering bespoke and tailor-made travel packages for their clients. They are situated in beautiful surroundings in the Oxfordshire countryside, however due to location candidates must have their own mode of transport.

We are looking for someone already with 'Head of' experience within a software development role who is able to hit the ground running. You will need to take a hands on approach to your work, have strong leadership skills and come from a fast paced, growing SME company who have gone through a digital transformation.


  • Ensure that software development processes and procedures are fit for purpose and consistent
  • Embark on the review and overhaul of the core system, looking at the whole software development cycle from spec to testing and delivering on improvements
  • Manage, motivate and maintain a high performing software development function (quality and speed of delivery)
  • Drive the strategic direction of software solutions, considering emerging technologies
  • Take ownership of the quality, technical approach, and fit with the Digital Transformation Strategy of all software development projects ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget


  • Significant experience of leading software development function, familiar with different approaches to software development (eg Agile, Waterfall, RAID)
  • Track record of working in a matrix environment
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to explain complex technical solutions in a non-technical way
  • A technical leader in software development, with proficient leadership skills and a broad appreciation of technology
  • Commercial and strategic experience
  • Previously worked in a Head of Software Development position for an SME company during a Digital Transformation
  • In depth experience in .Net (C#)
  • Background in both web and desktop development
  • Strong proficiency with SQL
  • Management of source control (TFS)
  • Working with 3rd party API's and integration into 3rd party systems

If you are interested in this new contract opportunity and have the required skills and experience, then please submit your application on line or email your CV direct to Salome.Maybanks @

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