Head of Software Development and Delivery Ref 6254

School/department: IT Services
Hours: Full Time or Part Time up to a maximum of 37.5 hours per week  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference:  6254
Salary: Competitive based on experience
Placed on: 19 July 2021
Closing date: 5 August 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: TBC


Job description

As the university enters a critical period in its digital transformation journey, this role offers a true opportunity to design and implement new ways of working that enable continuous improvement and continuous delivery via automation in building, testing and the maturing of a micro-services ecosystem.

As a hands-on lead, the Head of Software Development and Delivery will bring together and set the direction for our development, integration and testing teams to deliver a new approach to software, simplified around commercial technologies, APIs, and web-based services – all aligned to business capabilities.

This is a role for a very creative individual who will thrive at the challenge of implementing and fully adopting agile methodologies, disaggregating legacy systems by peeling off capabilities into new commercial systems and lightweight apps, whilst building integration layers to abstract between the old and new. It is a role that will bring lasting change to University of Sussex and will provide transformation across all parts of its software estate.

The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive University near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services. 

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6254 [PDF 194.00KB]

Visa Sponsorship Queries:
If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role, you can find further information on our Visa page or contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk to discuss your personal circumstances and whether you meet the criteria


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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