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Head Of Development, Developer, Lead Developer, Senior Developer, Lead, Delivery, Development Process Outputs, Senior Management Meetings, Governance Boards, Software Development Standards Documents, Agile, Java, Open Source Delivery, Software Development Standards, Single Release/Deployment Pipeline, Microservices, Java, Microservices, CQRS, Event Sourcing, DDD, Domain Driven Design, Azure, Wildfly, Artemis, CICD, Devops, Public Sector

Head of Development, London, 24 Months, Public Sector (Outside IR35)

Our public sector client require a Head of Development to provide development leadership for their Programme, in accordance with the GDS Agile methodology. This will include leading and being the Point of Contact for the Development Practice, providing guidance and standards across the programme.

The Programme has a number of existing development teams delivering software in an Agile manner through various service projects. It is expected that the successful specialist will primarily provide and coordinate community of practice activities with Technical leads and developers. They will also provide support to a wider group of interested and affected parties, e.g. Architecture, Testing, Devops.

Key Skills/Experience

  • Experience of building and leading development capabilities to support programme delivery in a multi-vendor landscape, within the last 5 years
  • Experience of developing and owning Development process outputs, and presenting these through senior management meetings and governance boards
  • Experience of taking ownership and setting direction for delivery teams to comply with Development constraints and guidelines, within a wider programme
  • Experience of developing Software Development Standards documents within the last 5 years, specifically in an Agile, Java and Open Source delivery
  • Examples of where you have led a large group of Developers to create a single integrated application within a large scale Agile delivery
  • Examples of where you have ensured Developers followed Software Development Standards
  • Examples as to how you managed non-compliance to Software Development Standards
  • Experience of managing branching and merging with a single code base from multiple release trains to ensure regular releases via a single release/deployment Pipeline
  • Led the re-engineering of previously built large, monolithic systems into simplified microservices
  • Applied simplified microservices, please provide examples of where they have been independently deployed and what challenges have been faced
  • Experience of implementations using Java, Microservices, CQRS, Event Sourcing and 3rd party interfaces/integration's within the last 5 years
  • Developing the principles, standards, ways of working and standard operating procedures and roadmaps consistent with best practice, including using DDD
  • Open Source tools and technologies (i.e. Wildfly, Artemis) and working on a public cloud, in particular Azure
  • Leading large scale Agile development/delivery teams
  • Working within a Software Delivery service to the Public sector
  • Leading development teams through all the phases of the Development Lifecycle
  • Please demonstrate experience of working with Business Product Owners, Business Analysts, Business Architects, Full Stack Developers and Quality Assurance/Testing Leads
  • Please demonstrate experience in wider software development, e.g. CICD, DevOps, etc
  • Provide 2 examples that demonstrate your experience managing a complex stakeholder environment, including senior stakeholder management and ensuring proper governance

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24 Months
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