Head of Software Development - Executive Director


EC1 Partners is working with a global leader that provides Financial Markets Solutions. This division is responsible for the delivery of the Enterprise Data Management platform. The role is responsible for leading a global team of Engineers with support from the wider technology function to deliver an ambitious high-quality product on budget and on time.

The ideal person for this position will be passionate about technology, have an organised and creative mind-set (thought leader) that drives them to find innovative solutions to common problems with the right toolset. While this role is at the Executive Director level and will require managing multiple teams, this will still be very much a hands-on role technically, from architecture to coding.

What you will be doing

  • Managing and leading teams of global developers, approx. team size is 70
  • Participating in systems design and changes in the system architecture for the solution
  • Contributing to budget analysis for technology selection, project planning and resource management
  • Taking the initiative in thought leadership, innovation and creativity (don’t wait for problems to come to you)
  • Assuming responsibility for the future growth of this team, development, mentoring and staffing

What you bring

  • 10+ years of development experience building enterprise software or platforms in a financial environment
  • Extensive experience leading medium to large technology teams
  • Expert knowledge of data technologies (RDBMS, Messaging Architecture, Big Data concepts)
  • Good background in leveraging cloud technologies
  • Excellent architecture and design skills
  • Strong focus on Microsoft stack, but knowledge of cross-platform and open source
  • Commercial business acumen with outstanding key stakeholder management skills

This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a high functioning team and drive innovation.

If you are a proven leader and still have a passion for high quality code, enjoy getting the most out of people and overall want to be part of an exceptional solution then please submit your application to Andrew Scotts at EC1 Partners to have a confidential conversation about this unique opportunity.