Head of Software Development - Agile, Cloud, Strategy - Capital Markets - London

  • Job Reference: 396680114-2
  • Date Posted: 14 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Kite Human Capital Ltd
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £100,000 to £130,000
  • Role: C, C++, Other
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP

Job Description

Head of Software Development - Agile, Cloud, Strategy - Capital Markets - London

Head of Software Development is required to join the London office of a global Capital Markets business who. This role is offered on a permanent basis and has a salary range of between £100,000 and £130,000 (plus package).

This person will inherit a team of c.20 Developers (with 4 managers) and will push forward development as a function with the view of moving towards a product focused model. Although this person will come from a highly technical engineering background, this role will be more hand-off and focus on strategy, bringing in process and governance, and re-aligning the team to the newly implemented way of working. That being said, they will still review code and help upskill the team. This role presents a great opportunity for someone to really make it their own, perhaps even introduce a new tech stack, ultimately with the view of delivering better quality code, quicker.

Candidates must be strategically minded, engaging (especially in a management perspective), and have proven experience in refreshing a development team by inputting process, governance etc. They will have strong experience with Agile, as well as cloud technologies, CI/CD, containerisation & monitoring etc. They will have a financial service background with broad asset class knowledge (preferably across both Derivative and Securities).


  • Proven experience as the Head of Software Development leading teams in a Capital Markets business.
  • Strong exposure to Cloud technologies.
  • An in depth understanding of Agile.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to join a fast-growing company and who are passionate about technology. Applications are reviewed on a regular basis so please apply today to talk to one of Kite's consultants about this exciting opportunity.

Head of Software Development - Agile, Cloud, Strategy - Capital Markets - London

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