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Location: Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £95000 - £115000
Sector: Management  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 05/12/2022
Head of Technology Ronald James Group 2022-08-12

This company in the healthcare space are looking to grow their tech team over the next 4 months and are on the lookout for a highly knowledgeable Head of Technology to lead a team of highly-skilled Developers, Designers and Product Owners. 

This person will need to be an exceptional communicator and able to translate business needs into technical solutions to help us take our digital products to the next level. 

Key Responsibilities:

- As the Head of Technology, you will work closely with other members of the Senior Leadership Team to steer the direction and drive the vision for all of our digital products and technologies  
- You will manage a team of highly-skilled Developers, Designers and Product Owners to develop and maintain our mobile applications and website, as well as some internal systems.
- You will work closely with the Engineering Manager, UX Designers and Product Owners to translate business goals into technical requirements and roadmap all technical projects.
- You will take a lead in recruitment for the Technology team, ensuring that we bring exceptional individuals into the business to help us improve our digital products.
- You will promote the business culture within the tech team.
- You will lead discovery/ideation sessions with the rest of the senior leadership team in order to gather requirements and understand the business goals.
- You will act as a primary point of contact for the development team and facilitate good communication between the Technology department, and others throughout the business.
- You should have an overly keen interest in advancements in your field, whether that be new technologies, latest frameworks, new libraries or an interesting blog post, we're always looking to share knowledge and upskill across the tech team!
- You will be responsible for reviewing all annual leave/sickness requests in the Tech team.
- You will conduct regular performance reviews for other members of the Tech team.

Essentials we’re looking for:

- Experience of being in a managerial or ‘Head of’ position previously.
- Experience working with native mobile applications.
- Experience of leading a large team of developers.
- Knowledge of Jira, GitHub, Confluence.
- Degree in Computer Science or related field.
- Excellent degree of communication skills and experience working with both technical and non-technical stakeholders. 
- Strong passion for software development.
- Previous experience of working in a hands-on development role.

Nice-to-haves:

- General knowledge of coding languages and frameworks for API, iOS and Android (Swift, Kotlin, Node, Typescript).

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