Head of Software and Architecture

Location Manchester, Greater Manchester
Job Type Full time
Salary Negotiable
Contact Nathan Putsey
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Reference NP060919_1567760055
This business is a billionaire backed with an A list of Tech and Fintech Investors. The business is now pivoting with newly developing technology for the retail and banking sectors and is now seeking a new Head of Software and Architecture.

As Head of Software and Architecture, you will lead the development of a sustainable pipeline of differentiated product solutions to solve our retailers' unmet needs. Perform thorough testing to ensure solutions are well integrated with our retailers and well received. Work closely with the Business Development Team to take the solutions to market and facilitate effective commercialisation.

Principal Accountabilities
●Develop a high-performance generic infrastructure for all major developments and to ensure that duplication of effort is minimized.
●Drives improvements to coding standards across the business to ensure they are kept in line with current development methodologies and industry standards. Communicate and enforce standards where required.
●Proactively identify areas of the systems which require improvement and propose solutions
●Establish a strong working relationship with the Business Solution Managers and development teams to assist with the design and delivery of all development projects.
●Work with our Business Development Team to understand retailer's unmet needs within the framework of our strategic focus. Analyse those needs and prioritise opportunities to formulate and manage our Technology Roadmap.
●Coordinate and collaborate with the appropriate teams around those prioritised needs and produce a portfolio of technology solutions.
●Leverage focus groups, surveys, sales team and customer visits to validate and enhance those potential solutions.
●Commercially assess the potential of each opportunity both internally and externally and prioritise which projects will have the most promising return - effort v's reward.
●Work with our internal production leaders and also vendors with production capabilities as well as external design agencies to develop and produce prototypes and test
●Work with the Ops teams to setup the product internally.

Experience & Skills
●Coming from a background in Software Engineering, you'll have familiarity with a number of programming languages
●Proven experience in innovative software product delivery, ideally in a B2B Tech environment.
●Experience of working in the eCommerce/Retail industry would be hugely advantageous.
●Have a proven track record of delivering successful, user-oriented products.
●Detailed knowledge and understanding of best practice governance in software development businesses
●Great organisational skills, able to manage and deliver multiple products and
projects simultaneously.
●Highly analytical and methodical approach to problem solving.
●Understand what an exceptional user experience entails and how to deliver it.
●Have experience of driving product development through all phases of the product
●Proven project management skills
●A commercial mind that constantly evaluates effort versus reward

If you are keen to be considered for this role, please apply to the advert as this will ensure we receive your CV encrypted and you will therefore be guaranteed a response. Due to the scale of the campaign we cannot guarantee all candidates will receive a prompt call back but feel free to email nathan@weareadam.com with any specific enquiries. We are working this role as a retained assignment under an NDA, any candidate we engage will also be under an NDA.


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