Head of IT Development

Recruiter
Pertemps Scotland
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
£670 - £770 per day
Posted
23 Oct 2020
Closes
26 Oct 2020
Ref
1773004941
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Business Opportunity
Language
English

Head of IT Development

Pertemps Scotland Ltd are working with our client in Edinburgh to recruit for a Head of IT Development in the Public Sector on a temporary basis for 6 Months with potential extension.
Due to current circumstances this role will be based remotely.
D/R - £670 to £770 (Outside IR35)

The main duties would be:

  • Lead, shape and develop multiple product domain aligned software development
  • teams to deliver solutions to:
  • Allow customers to create applications that represent their registration intention
  • Based on the structured data collected, automate the automatable parts of Dealings (DW) applications to significantly reduce the operational effort in the Intake and Settle processes
  • Simplify the Transfer of Part (TP) and First Registration (FR) operational processes through embedded burdens in child titles, extracting text from historical Sasine deeds, and further process improvements
  • Complete the development and rollout of the Organisations new mapping tools and spatial database such that the historic Digital Mapping System (DMS) is retired
  • Migrate historic operational archives to the new organisations Cloud Archive
  • Retire the historic on-premises archival systems
  • Decouple the services Finance provides to operational products from the legacy finance system
  • Replace and retire the Chancery and Judicial Registration (CAJR) Application with a serverless cloud-based design
  • Complete discovery and design and commence the implementation of the Register of Controlling Interests (RoCI)
  • Complete the Organisations migration to cloud-first design, development, and hosting through the introduction of a secure, governance-friendly platform supporting serverless, containers, and a robust CI/CD system
  • Requirement for head of IT development
  • Ensure new developments reduce the technical complexity of domain estate targeting reduction in the Organisations Product Sustainability Index of:
    • 50 points by January 2021
    • 130 points by April 2021
  • Provide strong leadership and senior-level advocacy for the delivery of technology solutions that support the Organisations current and future business transformation
  • Provide best practice guidance and planning in the implementation of product domain aligned development teams that are loosely coupled to other IT functions, take their direction from domain-aligned product managers, develop and support the products they create, and adhere to strong engineering and inclusive service design principles
  • Provide effective and inspirational leadership of the Organisations software development teams, making sure there is coherence between the organisations' strategic objectives and the development activities prioritised
  • Engage with stakeholders, including the leadership of Product, Service Design, Architecture, and Registration, to understand their requirements, and to agree priorities and technical solutions
  • Discuss and gain agreement on the approach and implications of the outcomes with the Executive Management Team (EMT)
  • Build and maintain a sustainable, high-quality digital estate
  • Maintain a performance culture of continuous delivery and continuous improvement that is orientated to tangible delivery outcomes
  • Maintain strong agile and lean practices across teams, making work visible, and objectives, motivations and roadmaps transparent
  • Manage department budget, maintaining a culture of value for money, working collaboratively across boundaries to ensure that the Organisation maximises its strategic outcomes within the resources available
  • Ensure the Organisations IT department has the exceptional talent to deliver its objectives, including:
  • Recruitment of permanent colleagues
  • Sourcing and management of contractors and 3rd party suppliers

Essential

Significant and demonstrable experience in the following areas:

  • Leadership of a product domain aligned software development department of at
  • least 10 teams and £20 million budget in an agile environment.
  • Leading role in sustainable agile transformations over extended (multi-year) periods in more than one organisation.
  • Servant-leading multiple high-performing, continuously delivering, cross-functional development teams in multiple environments including public sector
  • Recruiting and building high-performing agile DevOps and software development teams
  • Applying different agile and lean approaches and supporting context
  • Agile product and software development using human-centred, research-driven, inclusive-design practices, and the enablers required, ideally within Digital First framework
  • Software development, architecture and infrastructure in a forward-thinking agile organisation using:
    • Java
    • Event-based, microservice architectures
    • TDD
    • CI/CD
    • Openshift
    • AWS
  • Implementing technology strategies and managing delivery of associated technical services, solutions, architectures and technologies
  • Incrementally replacing enterprise legacy systems
  • Developing and leading staff development and training programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Public sector procurement
  • Managing budgets of ~£20 million
  • Knowledge of the Scottish Land Registration process

Desirable

Experience with:

  • Securing software applications
  • Securing an IT estates