Head of the Development

Head of the Development will be responsible for leading and managing a team of software developers, supporting them in building industry leading, search engine optimized, robust and innovative software solutions that are fit for purpose. Also, for developing a strategy for the team to meet the company’s goals and objectives and to improve the quality of the service it delivers internally and externally. To plan and monitor the successful implementation of this strategy. Responsible for the quality and technical approach taken by team members, ensuring it is in-line with the company strategy and that projects are delivered on time and on budget. Creating and maintaining a professional culture within the team, where individuals take ownership and are fastidious and proud of delivering excellence and quality. 

Working Conditions:

  • Monday – Friday (10am – 7pm)


Education: BS CS/SE

Experience: 8-10 years of experience in Management 

Key Skills and Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience in leading position
  • A senior level software developer with strong and successful technical lead experience.
  • Advanced level (knowledge and experience) of programming languages and methodologies 
  • Experience of managing, directing and motivating staff to deliver projects with stretching scope and objectives 
  • Highly numerate and literate, with the ability to produce top quality written specifications and strategy and implementation communication 
  • Proactive and highly organized, with strong time management and planning skills 
  •  Experience at advising key stakeholders at senior and board level

Key Behaviors:

  • Strong leadership and professional attitude
  • Highly self-motivated and self-driven
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and completely 
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment  
  • Analytical and inquisitive, with excellent attention to detail  
  • Credible, confident and articulate, with excellent communication and presentation skills and the gravitas to deliver ideas clearly and concisely to internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority 
  • Reliable, flexible and cooperative  
  • Diplomatic and tactful  
  • Personable and approachable, with an enthusiastic and motivational nature and an overall passion for excellence  


Job Duties:

  • Develop and deliver a strategic technological vision and direction for the Sunbonn;
  •  Lead and manage the Software Development and IT teams to deliver software, infrastructure and architecture that meets the needs of users;
  • Ensure delivery consistent with agile processes across the team;
  • Work effectively with Product Managers and Product Owners to ensure delivery against agreed priorities;
  • Implement mechanisms to monitor, manage and provide progress on all software development activities;
  • Accountable for the on time and to quality delivery of software development projects;
  • Responsible for the maintenance and development of internal and external IT support systems;
  • Create, implement and maintain a continuous improvement plan for software development and IT infrastructure;
  • Working closely with the Product Managers with the aim of meeting current and future user needs;
  • In conjunction with the Systems Manager, define and maintain the IT technology strategy and infrastructure plan;
  • Research the external environment, and where appropriate identify and recommend external partners for the delivery of best in class technologies suitable for applications;
  • Reviewing and applying said best practices to establish architecture and frameworks consistent with and supportive of the Product Strategy;
  • Identifying and implementing technology trends that will be able to support the future success of the business;
  • Articulating to colleagues, Trustees and user communities, the company’s technological vision, opportunities, and challenges as agreed with the Head of Product Managers;
  • Collaborating with the appropriate functions and users to evaluate and identify technology platforms for delivering the company’s products and internal services;
  • Understanding the use cases (and/or user stories) in order to oversee the design of the architecture for the products to be built;
  • Ensuring that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization;
  • To drive consistent standards and approaches throughout the development teams;
  • Responsible for his/her own work planning against objectives set in agreement with the Executive Director.
  • Report to and meet with the Executive Director at a minimum of once per month;
  • Communicate and ensure engagement of technology strategies internally;
  • Ensure effective internal communications both within the software development team and across the organization.
  • Ensure that the skills and experience of Software Development and IT teams are consistent with its technological and business needs for providing quality in present and future services;
  • Establish clear organizational structures and succession plans aligned with appropriate responsibilities, accountabilities and personal development for all Software Development and IT staff in line with any anticipated growth;
  • Provide support for all staff in keeping with the Sunbonn Values. 
  • Comply with all relevant policies and procedures 
  • Complete all documents required by the company policies and procedures
  • Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities as may be reasonably expected of the role and as necessary in order to achieve the objectives of the Software and IT teams and Sunbonn goals.

Exciting benefits of working with us:

  • Health Insurance
  • Immediate Family Medical Coverage 
  • Annual Salary Increment 
  • Annual Bonus
  • Monthly Performance Based Rewards
  • Trainings 
  • Referral Bonus
  • Paid Leaves
  • EOBI
  • Arena Membership