Head of Development

Head of Development

Job Title: Head of Development
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: Up to £1 per day
Start Date: Tuesday 1 December 2020
Reference: 137282_1603713773
Contact Name: Musa Konteh
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 26, 2020 12:02

Job Description

Head of Development - 24-Month Contract - London - Government Body (OUTSIDE IR35)

Looking for a Head of Development specialist is required to provide development leadership for the Crime Programme, in accordance with the GDS Agile methodology. This will include leading and being the Point of Contact for the Development Practice, providing guidance and standards across the programme.

Working on;

  1. Development of efficient, proportionate and accessible digital services to enable access to justice via appropriate modern channels
  2. Delivering a more efficient and improved service. For the first time, criminal case information will be kept together in one place.

Key Essential skills and experience

  1. Demonstrate your experience of building and leading development capabilities to support programme delivery in a multi-vendor landscape, within the last 5 years

  2. Demonstrate your experience of developing and owning Development process outputs, and presenting these through senior management meetings and governance boards

  3. taking ownership and setting direction for delivery teams to comply with Development constraints and guidelines, within a wider programme

  4. developing Software Development Standards documents within the last 5 years, specifically in an Agile, Java and Open Source delivery

  5. led a large group of Developers to create a single integrated application within a large-scale Agile delivery

  6. Demonstrate experience of managing branching and merging with a single code base from multiple release trains to ensure regular releases via a single release/deployment pipeline

  7. Demonstrate experience of implementations using Java, Microservices, CQRS, Event Sourcing and 3rd party interfaces/integrations within the last 5 years

  8. Demonstrate experience of developing the principles, standards, ways of working and standard operating procedures and roadmaps consistent with best practice, including using DDD

  9. Demonstrate experience in wider software development, e.g. CICD, DevOps

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