Head of Software Development

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Head of Software Development

Ringwood, Hampshire, Full-time

From £60,000.00 per year

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, experienced Head of Software Development to join our growing bespoke software development team. Leading our team of talented software developers, you will manage and motivate to bring out the best in everyone. 
Providing expert technical guidance, demonstrating industry best practices, and with experience of working in an agile development environment, you will have a wealth of programming knowledge and enthusiasm. 
With exposure to an exciting range of projects, you will work closely with Project Management to deliver cutting-edge software.
With a love for all thing’s tech, you will be highly focused and love problem solving. Seeking out innovative, distinctive software solutions that are as clever as they are simple, you will be part of a dynamic team of talented software developers.

If you’re a senior software developer looking to move into team leadership, this may be the perfect role for you.

The Role at a Glance:

  • Managing and motivating software development team
  • Work with other developers to help design algorithms and flowcharts
  • Produce clean, quality and efficient code
  • Integrate software components and third-party programs
  • Meet with clients to define requirements
  • Working closely with Project Management and Business Development teams
  • Verify and deploy programs and systems
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software
  • Gather and evaluate user feedback - recommend and execute improvements
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting
  • Provide transparent progress updates


  • C#
  • .Net
  • Angular2+
  • jQuery / JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SQL Server
  • Sub versioning, either Git or SVN

Desirable but not essential:

  • Azure Cloud
  • MySQL
  • React Native
  • Java
  • UWP / WPF / XAML
  • Ruby

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum 5+ years commercial experience and experience managing a team.
  • Proven experience as a Software Developer, Software Engineer or similar role
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to support other developers and offer technical advice
  • Plenty of drive, enthusiasm, curiosity and creativity to turn ideas into code
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with software design and development in a test-driven environment
  • Capacity to learn and thrive with new languages and technologies
  • Confidence in talking through functionality and potential approaches to development
  • Logical thinking and sound problem solving skills
  • An ability to design effective development plans and outline accurate estimates
  • Being an all-round advocate for the Clever Software brand


What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote working opportunities
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Company Pension
  • Gym membership
  • Your birthday off work, on us!
  • Complimentary breakfast and snacks
  • Active learning opportunities


About Us

Bespoke software development innovators, we are committed to creating exciting software experiences. Established in 2016 by highly experienced software developer Andrew Matthews, Clever Software Group create all-encompassing digital business solutions that help to add business value as well as providing dedicated custom support for new and legacy software systems. We are a team of bright thinking software developers on a mission to make software development simple, enjoyable and awesome. We would love for you to join us!

To apply or to find out more please contact Megan Coombs:


01425 837290

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Our client's current internal reporting tool was in need of a series of complex developments to facilitate key administrative tasks. Our specialist software support developers made enhancements to make the system easier to manage internally and to give the client greater control of their software.

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