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Job: Head of Software Development

Industry: Software House

Location: Reading

Salary: £100,000 - £120,000

This Head of Software Development role, is an opportunity to join a fast paced market leading Software House. My client is going through an exciting phase of growth and expansion across their local and international markets.

As the Head of Software Development you will lead a growing team of developers based both onshore and offshore across the business. You will be expected to bring new ideas to innovate, improve existing processes and to enhance this award winning business.

I am looking for somoene who is based in the Reading area or would be willing to relocate to the area as the role is required onsite full time.

For this role we are looking for a hands-on leader who is able to engage with a variety of stakeholders across the business and a key point of contact for commercial decisions.


  • You will be a hands on leader to your team of developers both onshore and offshore.
  • As the Head of Software Development you will develop and improve the existing processes with continuous improvements related to pivotal projects.
  • Identify and encourage best practice from internal and external sources.
  • Work with existing tools and identify, evaluate and recommend new ones.


  • At least 6+ years experience as a Head of Software Development or CTO
  • Experience working with SAAS products (ESSENTIAL)
  • MUST BE willing to work onsite in Reading 5 days a week (ESSENTIAL)
  • Experience working on both internal & external projects
  • Lead a delivery team
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Experience working in Fintech/Finance
  • Agile experience
  • Strong effective people management skills
  • Computer Science degree (or degree of a similar level)

Ideally Have:

  • Have experience in SAAS finance products
  • Experience leading both onshore and offshore teams
  • Jira experience

Salary & Offer:

For this Head of Software Development the salary on offer is £100,000-£120,000 basic salary and will vary depending on experience. You will also receive an excellent benefits package.

Job: Head of Software Development - Industry: Software House - Location: Reading - Salary: 100-120k

Austin Fraser is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Austin Fraser is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, and encourages applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity status.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.