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Head of IT Development

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  • Sector:

    IT Management / C- Level

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  • Salary:

    £100k - 125k per year + 25% bonus

  • Contact:

    Jenny Rostron

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  • Contact phone:

    0113 380 1916

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  • Published:

    13 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Jen Rostron

Head of IT Development

Location - London (1-2 days per week in the office)

Salary - up to £125,000 pa + excellent benefits and 25% bonus

At Bridge IT we are partnering with a leading global insurance provider who are looking for a Head of IT Development professional to join their development function.

This role offers the opportunity to manage a motivated team of development resources currently working on technology that crosses the International estate. The role will have responsibility for all development work undertaken along with the continual improvement of the processes, tools and approaches used to deliver system developments.

As a senior management in the IT department, this role provides the opportunity to significantly influence the future direction and effectiveness of the department through its operating model and systems strategies. To apply for this role, you must have extensive experience in the development and delivery of systems and practical experience of systems design at an architectural level. You must also have experience in various software development lifecycle approaches and methodologies, requirements analysis, and project management.

Skills and experience;

  • Practical experience leading and managing the delivery of system development projects
  • Project management experience
  • Significant practical experience in a variety of software development approaches including Agile, RUP and Waterfall
  • Strong experience in the design of bespoke and packaged software solutions at both architectural and implementation levels
  • Experience in requirements elicitation and analysis and process development and improvement
  • Experience in the management and development of senior technical team members
  • Confident working independently and leading initiatives without routine supervision