Head of Software Development – Applications – Home Based – .Net Core / Native

February 8, 2023
Home Based - UK Wide, Home Based - UK Wide, United Kingdom
Job Type
£NEG - likely to be a Six Figure package
Work Hours
Flexibility required
Software Development
Contact number
Pension (Matched to 5%) - 25 days hols - PHI
Home Based - UK Wide


A market-leading operating group of companies, established and built over decades of servicing a broad market with industry leading automotive solutions. The organisation has a mix of business to business and consumer led solutions but through mergers and acquisitions offers a range of solutions. They have the scale and expertise to broaden their markets and regions as well as a widening customer proposition.

The application development function are transitioning their stack and approach, being a relatively new and growing team the transformation will be rapid and cover systems and methodologies. The application software development team consists of around 20 heads, both on and off shore, who work autonomously and remotely to deliver exceptional service to the wider business engaging the overall business strategy supporting the delivery of a wider berth of services in the most efficient way.

This opportunity has arisen to spearhead the transitioning of platforms, technology stack and methodology. It is an excellent chance for you to join a team on the journey to Cloud Native, Building, deploying and managing apps by developing / recruiting teams to deliver clean code and products.

This is crucial hire, bringing a technical focus around cloud and containerised environments. The business to business proposition is utilised by many large brands and therefore it is a huge undertaking to drive best in practice technology, moving away from the Windows / IIS model towards .NET Core and then Kubernetes with images on Azure. The plan is for the stack to be run anywhere that Kubernetes can be deployed so they can run their choice of cloud solution.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Defining and implementing the development strategy
  • Leading software engineering teams in the design and development of consumer and business to business applications
  • Work alongside and tie in the methodology with Group IT strategy
  • Make changes to the development practice towards continuous delivery
  • Work to develop the teams capabilities in delivering the services required
  • Develop a relationship with all internal teams to help promote, recruit and retain the requisite skills
  • Full autonomy for the SDLC and ongoing product roadmap of Software Products and Services.
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