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Director of Engineering

Tuesday 14 Nov 2023

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Director of Engineering – Edinburgh Hybrid


Are you a software Director or Head of Software who can build and scale successful enterprise level software teams?


If so, we may have the perfect role for you! The company are a Software/Analytics company and have close to 2000 employees in several locations, serving customers in nearly 80 countries.


As Director of Software, you will be responsible for leading a large software development team including Software Development Managers, Architects, Senior Engineers and Engineers. You will be responsible for leading many of the company’s world-class engineering teams.


In this role you will be:


· Building, coaching, mentoring, and managing teams of engineering managers, principal engineers, and software engineers across multiple locations.

· You will show accomplished leadership, mentorship, and guidance to your team members and fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.

· You will be heavily involved in galvanising agile development practices, coding standards, code reviews, testing frameworks, and deployment processes to ensure quality and reliability of the software products.

· Developing and keeping tabs on performance

· Identifying and resolving technical issues

· Driving continuous improvement

· Working and collaborating with other directors.



The key must have skills for this role are:

· Experience managing and leading teams of 80+ people in Software Engineering

· Experience working for a large-scale enterprise company

· The desire to travel with the role once a quarter

· A background in Software Engineering is a must but the tech stack isn’t as important. The company currently work with AWS, Python, C# and React so a familiarity with this would be beneficial although the role does not involve hands on coding.



If you’re interested in this role please apply using the button below.




This role will require you to be based close to Edinburgh and will also involve some travel abroad once a quarter.




Bright Purple are an equal opportunities employer: we are proud to work with clients who share our values of diversity and inclusion in our industry.

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