Technical Development Manager

Job Description

We're a market leader in Grid Software and Consulting incl, meter data management, grid control and simulation. Our mission is to accelerate and secure the energy transition by supporting grid operators, industry and infrastructure players to master the challenge of distributed energy resources. We're enabling our customers to craft the future of their IT/OT systems, using agile thinking and an IT focus on their operations to provide energy reliably, efficiently, and cyber secure. The bigger purpose? Progress to becoming carbon neutral.

We're looking for a Head of Technical Development to lead a team of test analysts and developers whilst supporting the planning, estimating and execution of our programmes of systems development work. 

Siemens are all about flexibility and this role is no exception! We already offer hybrid-working and are happy to consider remote working options. Please click here to read more about our flexibility culture. 

What part will you play?

This exciting role covers a variety of responsibilities including:
  • Leading the definition, implementation and review of the organisation’s systems development management framework
  • Authorising the structure of systems development functions and platforms and is responsible for alignment with business strategy & objectives and with emerging IT and digital opportunities
  • Setting the strategy for resource management and authorises the allocation of resources for systems development programmes, and maintains an overview of the contribution of such programmes to organisational success
  • Setting the policy and driving alignment to projects, with either predictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches
  • Promoting the benefits of addressing all security issues during systems development. Identifying and handling resources for all stages (planning, estimation, execution) of systems development projects, ensuring that technical, financial and quality targets are met.
  • Managing career paths, 1:1’s and growth plans of the Development team.
  • Building a hard-working, well-optimised development team utilising modern development methodologies, technologies and tooling.
  • Leading a cloud-first, scalable technical transformation using the AWS cloud platform.
  • Leading and promoting a DevOps culture of CI/CD pipeline development and its associated tooling, integrating closely between Development and the IT Ops teams.
What does it take to be successful in this role?

We're seeking a technical leader, with extensive experience in IT and software development. Someone with a good understanding of cloud technology who is able to work in an agile methodology. It's great if you already have knowledge/experience in the Utilities industry but this is not vital! 

Other qualities we're looking for are:
  • Stakeholder and budget management
  • Team and project leadership and mentoring
  • Customer and service level management
  • Critical thinking and selling ideas and concepts
  • Information management best practices, controls and standards
  • Data warehouse solution architecture and design
  • Thought leadership and innovation
  • Financially astute with commercial awareness
  • Our people are self-motivated and flexible, so we're after someone who will be able to assist colleagues at short notice both in their location and elsewhere in the UK. 
We’ve got quite a lot to offer. How about you?

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, holiday allowance, pension and other additional benefits. We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you. 

It’s incredibly important that our people enjoy working here and therefore we take great pride in having a friendly, helpful and engaging culture. We also appreciate that training and development is important to many and that’s why we have a supportive environment which invests in our employee’s career growth, whether that’s Chartership, training or mentoring.

Siemens recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool - you can read more about our commitment to diversity by clicking here

We have partnered with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion-focused careers site where all our vacancies are in an accessible format. If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to enable you to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know via our FAQ section here.


Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens plc

Experience Level: not defined

Full / Part time: Either

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