Head of Engineering

London, United Kingdom
Research and Development

Head of Engineering

London, United Kingdom
Research and Development

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Head of Software Engineering, Asset Management – UK

Aspire Software, part of Valsoft Corp, is on the lookout for an up-and-coming Head of Engineering ready to step into a pivotal leadership role within our asset management sector. If you're a software leader who has managed teams in the past with an eye for innovation and a drive to begin your leadership journey, then this opportunity is for you. Initially, you'll steer the engineering activities for two companies under our wing, with the vision to expand your impact in the coming year.

This is more than just a job; it's a chance to carve out your path in leadership, where your strategic insights and collaborative spirit will shape not just your teams but the very future of our software solutions. You'll bring your experience with both established and cutting-edge technologies, ready to mentor, guide, and inspire.

Here is a little window into our company: Aspire Software, the operational arm of Valsoft Corp, operates and manages Valsoft’s global portfolio of wholly owned software companies, providing mission-critical solutions across multiple verticals. By implementing industry best practices, Aspire delivers a time-sensitive integration process, and the operation of a decentralized model has allowed it to become a hub for creating rapid growth by reinvesting in its portfolio.

The successful candidate can be based in the UK, working remotely or from any of our offices!

What you’ll achieve:

  • You'll be responsible for two engineering teams across two unique companies focusing on growing the engineering organizations towards high velocity, sustainability, and quality
  • Develop and mentor software developers and QA employees in your organisation and build out the teams to achieve the product and company objectives
  • Partner with Product Management leads to create a vision and strategy for your area and plan for deprecation of legacy infrastructure through new web frameworks
  • Lead your teams with clear strategic direction and operating conditions, and coach the next generation of technical leaders in the portfolio
  • Contribute to the parent portfolio and organisation-wide initiatives as a part of the engineering leadership team
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies, trends, methods, and procedures that can improve the company's product offerings and operations
  • Be an active participant in the team that integrates new companies into our Asset Management portfolio
  • Collaborate closely with Technology Leadership to align with company-wide goals, portfolio-wide technology initiatives, and uphold our technology standards
  • Keep a keen eye on the competitive landscape, ensuring Aspire's technological edge

About you:

  • You have successfully managed software developers with a wide range of experiences
  • Your expertise includes formulating product strategies in unison with cross-functional team leads
  • You are an empathetic leader with a track record of developing your team while delivering business results
  • Decision-making is in your forte, whether it's driven by complex data, user insights, or product instincts
  • You are an excellent partner for functions ranging across the company
  • You communicate well with people of different backgrounds, can manage expectations, and influence other teams' behaviours
  • You can scale an organization, clearly defining responsibilities while planning for people and team growth
  • You can demonstrate proficiency with Agile methodologies and a track record of implementing these principles to drive productivity and quality improvements
  • Hands-on experience with project and issue tracking tools such as JIRA, enabling clear communication and efficient project management across distributed teams
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines and tools like GitLab or Jenkins to ensure seamless, automated workflows from development to deployment
  • Practical knowledge of version control systems, notably Git, to manage codebases across multiple development streams
  • Demonstrable experience in the development of cloud-based solutions and cloud migrations, in particular, AWS and Azure
  • Experience in overseeing the adoption and operation of modern development frameworks and technologies to stay at the forefront of innovation
  • Demonstrable experience in implementing and using AI tools (such as CoPilot) to improve delivery speed and quality
  • Experience with .NET environments and codebases would be highly beneficial

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum 3+ years of proven experience as an engineering manager or senior team leader responsible for direct line management of software engineers
  • Minimum 5+ years of progressive experience in technology leadership, software engineering and architecture, including full-stack development
  • Mandatory domain knowledge in SaaS product development and methodologies
  • Excellent levels of both written and spoken English
  • Legally authorized to work in the UK

For information about Aspire Software, please visit our website at www.aspiresoftware.com

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.