Head of Development

Job Title: Head of Development
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Auckland - Inner
REF: AK48998
Contact Details: Clare Saunders
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 5 years ago
* Head of Development
* Brand new opportunity
* Lead a team of 15+ developers
* Digital, mobile and enterprise technology
* Exciting, transformational environment

About the company

A much-loved household name, this organisation has been around in various forms for many years both locally and internationally. A technology-driven enterprise, this highly respected organisation is continually re-inventing the way they do business and are seen as leaders in the digital age.

About the role

As the Head of Development, you'll play a critical role in defining the strategic direction for your team, defining the software development roadmap and adopting industry trends that suit your environment and plan. You'll be leading a team of highly skilled and talented developers, both contract and permanent, and providing guidance and insight into their part in the big picture.

Reporting in to the CTO, you'll be managing key relationships within the business as well as externally with vendors and suppliers, ensuring all stakeholders are a priority. This is a mature organisation with established processes and procedures, though has a culture of openness to new ideas and re-invention.

About you

You'll be an experienced leader of software development teams, having managed teams in the 20+ region. With a strong architecture, methodology and design background, you'll be well equipped to understand the challenges undertaken by the development team.

Your background will include:

* 10+ years in the software development arena
* 5+ years software dev team management experience (min of 3 years in NZ)
* Experience with a variety of technologies including Java (essential), C#, OO and front-end software tools
* Mobile and web applications experience
* CRM and ERP-scale business systems experience
* Experience in managing teams across multiple programming languages and multiple platforms
* Excellent working knowledge of major social media channels

If you're up for a challenge and looking for an exciting new venture, this might just be the right role at the right time! Apply online now, we'd love to hear from you. You're also welcome to call Clare Saunders on 09 374 0876 for further info. Ref AK48998/ Seek SK91277A

This role is open to candidates who have the legal right to work in New Zealand, and are available to interview here at short notice.

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