Head of Software Development

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Our client is a Digital marketing agency, operating in 20+ countries spread out over 5 continents that develops and grows affiliate brands, specializing in the delivery of high-value traffic that is targeted for specific markets.

Job Overview:
As the Head of Development, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our client’s company by managing and mentoring a diverse team of developers. You will oversee development projects, foster collaboration, and drive excellence in software development practices. In addition, you will need to manage a geographically dispersed team, with regular travel to Malta and Cameroon.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Team Leadership and Development:

Recruit, hire, and onboard top-tier developers to build a high-performing development team.
Develop and implement training and mentorship programs to enhance team members’ skills and knowledge.
Provide team members leadership, guidance, and mentorship to foster a collaborative and productive work environment.
Conduct regular performance reviews and set clear goals and expectations for team members.

2. Project Management:

Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of all development projects, ensuring they meet quality, timeline, and budgetary goals.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product management and quality assurance, to align development efforts with company objectives.
Monitor project progress and implement strategies to mitigate risks and address issues as they arise.

3. Geographically Dispersed Team Management:

Effectively manage a team of developers located across various geographical locations.
Foster open communication and collaboration among team members, regardless of their physical location.
Coordinate team activities and meetings to ensure seamless execution of projects.

4. Innovation and Technology Strategy:

• Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in software development.
• Drive innovation within the development teams, identifying opportunities for process improvements and technological advancements.
• Define and execute a clear technology strategy that aligns with the company’s long-term goals.

5. Travel Requirements:

Travel to Malta once a month and Cameroon once a quarter (based on company exigences) to facilitate team interactions, address operational needs, and build strong working relationships.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Software Engineering, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
• Proven experience in leading and managing development teams, preferably in a geographically dispersed setting.
• Strong technical background with expertise in software development methodologies, tools, and frameworks.
• Excellent project management skills with a track record of successful project deliveries.
• Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
• Willingness to travel as required to meet the job responsibilities.

Experience and Skills:

• 3+ years experience in managing and leading high-performing teams of talented developers, QAs, DevOps and IT people
• Extensive knowledge of WordPress is a must
• 5+ experience in the design, delivery, and implementation of business applications and/or technology solutions, preferably in PHP and/or JS
• Strong understanding of SDLC, Agile, and Lean methodologies
• Hands-on experience with CI/CD, DevOps Culture, Cloud operations
• High level of emotional intelligence such as self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills
• Fluency in English, written and verbal communication.
• Excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
• Strong time management, organizational skills, personal accountability, and drive
• Incredible problem-solving abilities, ambitious and creative
• High business acumen and ability to participate in and drive technical discussions with cross-functional teams

Our current tech stack:

Client-facing websites: PHP, WordPress, ReactJS, Html, CSS
Back-End: JavaScript, NodeJS, Angular, Python, Firestore, PostgreSQL, MySql, REST API
Other: GCP, GitHub, GitHub Actions, GCP Cloud build, Docker

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License for recruitment for Bulgaria: № 2399 / 15.11.2017
License for administration and protection of personal data: № 432025 / 23.10.2017

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