Development Manager / Head of Development - InsurTech 110k - 130k

Comtecs Ltd
London, South East England
110,000 - 130,000
25 Mar 2021
13 Apr 2021
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Development Manager / Head of Development / Scrum Master - Insurance / InsurTech, Permanent, £110k - £130k +Bonus +Benefits.

City of London (Fully remote during pandemic).

Global Insurance Company currently seeks a Head of Development / Development Manager to be responsible for all Digital Development activities of a number of small teams responsible for delivering cutting edge solutions whilst leading digital transformation across EMEA. You will lead from a technical perspective and ideally come from a hands-on development background.

You will be able to leverage new technology to deliver a frictionless customer experience which results in identifiable revenue growth and have demonstrable background of success in this area. You will deliver solutions through API integration with brand partners and as such possess experience of API delivery and integration to 3rd party systems.

Working closely with the business unit sponsors you will shape and make key decisions on objectives, scope, timescales, results and benefits of bids, proposals and/or projects and then lead and empower the development team, giving attention to their performance, development, coaching and appraisals. This will be achieved through the adoption of new digital technology capabilities, automation and a DevOps approach to enable increasing partner integration and speed to market. The Development Manager / Head of Development will work with architecture and security teams to design and deliver complex solutions utilising cloud platforms from Microsoft Azure, internal design and UX teams as well as development technologies such as microservices, Restful APIs, C#, Angular, Javascript, HTML5 etc within your own team's capabilities. Ultimately this will require the leadership and ownership of development projects to delivery within time, cost, quality and benefits realisation requirements.

We are searching for a Development Manager / Head of Development / Head of Digital / Scrum Master who has a deep understanding of contemporary development techniques including Agile/Scum methods, API integration and a DevOps (CI/CD) approach. You will be capable of leading teams from a technical perspective (ideally from a hands-on development perspective but this is not 100% essential) with an understanding of C#/Java, Javascript (Angular.js, Angular2), JSON, HTML 5, CSS 3, Bootstrap, Restful API development and mobile app development within microservice architectures. You will have worked on systems which integrate with public facing 3rd party systems and be able to lead small teams of programmers across multiple geographies. You will be certified Scrum Master and possibly hold a Six Sigma certification. Exceptional communication skills required to be able to communicate with both business sponsors and technical / architectural teams.

Exceptional opportunity to work within an InsurTech focussed division of a major global company working closely with the senior management leadership team heading up projects on a global basis. Excellent remuneration, career progression, bonus, benefits and share options available. City of London location with some (minimal) global travel involved, post-pandemic.