Head of Software Development

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    meer dan 2 jaar geleden

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    March 29 2019

Manager Software Development

On behalf of one of the most innovative, international data solutions providers we are looking for a Manager Software Development who will increase the predictability of the releases of a software development team of 50+ highly motivated people.

Over the past years our client built a real-time platform that is able to process over 110 million records, 500 million images and (machine) translates over one billion words per day. They achieved this by re-building their platform based on MS in open-source tooling, using the most cutting-edge solutions out there.


As a successful Manager Software Development, you have proven to be a true people manager by giving strong technical direction and structure to development teams of highly skilled techies.

Due to the launch of a greenfield platform and the pressure that comes with it, you will be guiding several Agile/SCRUM teams to success by meeting the deliverables in time, in scope and on budget.

You will:

  • Motivate and lead the team toward the achievement of key goals and objectives adhering to established timelines
  • Add structure to the complete development process and how this is embedded in the organization
  • Formalize and standardize processes within development and across departments
  • Keep key stakeholders (MD, other department managers, senior management) informed on the status on projects (progress, risks, etc.)
  • Support and facilitate the team leads and their team members to grow in their personal development and their skillsets
  • Evaluate on a monthly basis how the development team functions, this includes processes, KPI’s/reviews and personal development
  • Organize and keep an overview of all development projects in Jira and create reports/dashboards for stakeholders
  • Act as mentor/coach for the team leads
  • Responsible (together with key stakeholders and HR) for the hiring and performance management of team members.

Your profile:

  • Proven experience as a Leader of software development teams
  • Previous experience working in high-performance, large scale data computing systems
  • Very strong, up-to-date technical knowledge of modern development languages such as Java and C#. You are still able to conduct code reviews if and when required
  • Having worked in company that creates products is a distinctive plus
  • Preferably having worked with a software vendor
  • Strong stakeholder management skills


You will be working in a true tech company that invests a lot in its people but also in the tools the employees need and want to do their job. This in a nice environment in the region of The Hague that is easily accessible by car and public transport.

A salary in the range of € 85.000, = per year with excellent secondary benefits.


For questions, you can contact Martijn Brinkhorst on +31 (0) 6 13 65 33 54 or mbrinkhorst@percasearch.nl