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Head of Software Engineering

£50000 - £65000
  • Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Location: Devon
  • Type: Permanent

Job Description

A leading Plymouth-based SaaS provider is seeking an innovative Head of Software Engineering to help drive their continued growth.

What you’ll be doing
Given their considerable growth in recent years, the company have acknowledged the need to create a brand-new role for a Head of Software Engineering, which will be positioned under the Chief Technology Officer.

In this role, you’ll be the local leader and responsible for a layer of middle-management employees. The first three months will be all about learning the company products, processes and team dynamics – you’ll need to determine what’s effective and what requires improvements. There's also a large cloud-migration project that you’ll be leading on, as well as some other minor projects.

From there, your general day-to-day will be centred around operational duties, with some input into strategy. While you’ll be an escalation point for coding issues, your role is to help them find solutions rather than producing yourself.

What experience you’ll need
We’re looking for someone with a strong background in both coding and project management. You’ll need to have had experience in leading large development teams, as well as a track record in improving products and processes.
From a technology perspective, you’ll need experience in cloud-based hosting as well as opensource software and database development.

The company all about working autonomously, so they’re not looking for you to come in and micromanage. However, you do need a disruptive core and really want to make a difference. You’ll need to have big ideas and a vision for change, as well as not being afraid to challenge and shake things up.

What you’ll get in return
Firstly, you'll be coming into a collaborative and committed culture. The company have recently moved into large spacious offices and offer the perfect environment for a forward-thinking development team to thrive. They’re constantly looking to be at the cutting edge of technology and invest around £1m per year on new product development.  There are also plenty of daily perks, such as free breakfast and fruit.
There's a highly competitive salary, which is negotiable depending on experience, on top of further additional benefits, such as cycle to work, pension and childcare schemes.
How to apply
Please either apply through this job portal or send your CV and cover letter to If you would like to chat about the role in more detail, please call Shaun on 01392 357539.
Aptus Recruitment provides services as an Agency and an Employment Business.
Aptus Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company based in Exeter and operating throughout the South West, recruiting for Accountancy, IT Digital and Life Science vacancies at all level. For a confidential discussion about your next career move, please get in touch and speak to one of our highly-experienced consultants.
Due to a high level of interest, it may not be possible for us to respond to all applications. Therefore, if you do not hear from us within 3-5 days, please assume that your application was unsuccessful. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate.

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Shaun Rudden
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