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IT Director in Hampshire at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 11/22/2018

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Job Description

IT Director
Competitive Salary

Our client, one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK are currently recruiting for an IT Director. They are still growing beyond all expectations and are now seeking an experienced CTO / IT Director to lead the technical team.

Reporting to the Deputy Managing Director this is a key leadership role within the business. You will have accountability for the teams responsible for the development of our websites and integrations, the operation platforms these run on and our internal IT Systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own and develop the technology strategy, working closely with the executive team to ensure this is aligned with business objectives.
  • Create and manage the of the annual operating budget, ensuring appropriate levels of resource to deliver the strategy.
  • Provide technical and architectural direction to the Development and Operations teams.
  • Grow and develop the team through effective recruitment, performance management and staff retention.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Proven skills in leading, developing and retaining successful and motivated teams as a senior technology manager, with experience leading teams of at least 30.
  • Deep familiarity with Open Source technologies including Linux, containerization, Perl/PHP or similar languages and website hosting (colo and cloud).
  • Ability to manage multiple IT disciplines, including software development, operations and technical support, and a broad knowledge of systems, applications and operating systems.
  • A strong background in software development on high traffic, highly available websites with an excellent understanding of scalability and resilience.
  • Track record of successfully driving forward IT strategies with budget experience of over £3m.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels and across the business, with the ability to negotiate with, and manage third parties.

If you feel you are suitable for the IT Director role, please apply now!