Head of IT Development

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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months +

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  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

My Edinburgh client is currently recruiting for an experienced Head of IT Development to join their team on a 6-month contract basis, with the possibility of extension (outside IR35).

Due to COVID restrictions this role is currently remote; when restrictions lift candidates will be required to travel to Edinburgh or Glasgow however onsite presence will not be full time.

The role will involve leading and developing Software Development teams to implement a variety of improvements and updates. Including: automating automatable parts of Dealings, simplifying the Transfer of Part and First Registration processes, migrating to a new Cloud Archive and completion and development of new mapping tools and spatial databases.

This is a management focused role, requiring use of agile practises for leadership and mentoring of up to 10 Software Development teams. The responsibility of the management of a large departmental budget also falls upon this role. Additionally, liaising with the Executive Management Team, managing stakeholders and recruiting permanent staff for the IT department are all aspects of the job.

Technical skills/experience required for this role include:

  • Understanding of technologies/practises such as: Java, CI/CD, TDD and AWS
  • Experience of working in and running Agile teams
  • Managing large budgets of £20 million +
  • DevOps practises

If this role sounds of interest to you, please apply or contact Ellie McConnachie on

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