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If you are seeking a new opportunity within an innovative company that is always looking for ways to keep up with ever changing technology, then you have come to the right place.

If you join you will play an integral part in the day to day running’s of the business and continued growth. We are looking for a Tableau Specialist to join our team and continue to achieve great things.

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Job Description

Position Overview

The IT Head of Development responsible for leading the implementation and improvement of all development processes including design and development of technical solutions.

This senior role offers the opportunity to manage a motivated team of development resources currently working on technology that crosses the International estate. The role will have responsibility for all development work undertaken along with the continual improvement of the processes, tools and approaches used to deliver system developments.

We use a Hybrid Agile / Waterfall methodology for delivery, the remit of the role includes the oversight and management of the SCRUM teams within International.

The standard Project team structure will consist of approx. 2 in house developers, 12 outsourced developers , 6 BA’s , 3 PM’s and 4  QA/ test  resource that act as one unit in order to develop and implement changes on behalf of the business.

Essential Job Functions:

Manage the Business Case process from creation, review, management and beyond to delivery and implementation

Become the Technical Product owner for the bespoke software solutions we create.

Owning the processes and leading improvement of the core development related activities from design through to release

·Working with other IT leadership team members to ensure processes support the effective transition of projects into and through delivery phases

·Leading development team leads, managers, scrum masters, POD team members and team leaders to identify, trial and implement process improvement ideas

·Contributing to the future direction of the large estate of primarily bespoke systems through the Systems Strategy and system roadmaps

·Facilitating the translation of system roadmaps and strategy through projects system and solution designs

·Providing support to and a point of escalation for project teams when undertaking tasks within development phases

·Providing ongoing support to ensure the continued personal development of direct reports

·Supporting management of and planning for the department programme of work

·Supporting project resource scheduling and department capacity planning

·Providing expert advice to internal customers through consultancy tasks

·Contribution to the definition of departmental strategy and progression of any allocation strategic objectives

·Other duties may be assigned.

Functional/Technical Competencies

·Strong people management and leadership skills, the ability to lead and influence others

·Strong facilitation and coaching skills

·Excellent personal organisation skills including the ability to prioritise and successfully carry out multiple complex tasks at one time

·Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills

·Experience in working with and influencing all levels of seniority

·Able to influence and drive projects to meet key milestones and overcome challenges

·Confident working independently and leading initiatives without routine supervision

·Leadership Capabilities

·Customer & Market Insight.

·Collaborating as a Leadership Team.

·Building our Capability.

·Management & Leadership.

·Managing Change.

·Managing Performance.

·Business Competence & Technical Knowledge.


Extensive experience in the development and delivery of systems and practical experience of systems design at an architectural level

Experience in various software development lifecycle approaches and methodologies, requirements analysis, and project management.

Significant practical experience leading and managing the delivery of system development projects

Project management qualifications beneficial, but not mandatory

Significant practical experience in a variety of software development approaches including Agile, RUP and Waterfall

Significant experience in the design of bespoke and packaged software solutions at both architectural and implementation levels

Experience in requirements elicitation and analysis and process development and improvement

Experience in the management and development of senior technical team members

Additional Information

  • Free onsite gym and subsidised canteen
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Continued professional development
  • Private healthcare and pension
  • 22 days holiday per year which increases with length of service
  • A friendly fun and very exciting environment enhanced with regular company-funded social events such and seasonal parties

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