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Eolas - Specialists in IT

Head of Development

Eolas - Specialists in IT

  • Wicklow / Dublin South
  • 85000 - 95000
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 07/10/2017
  • Nicola Byrne
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A top client is recruiting for a Head of Development to join their existing team. This will be an exciting opportunity to work with the latest technologies on cutting edge projects.


Overview for the Head of Development 

We are looking for an ambitious and experienced engineering manager to join us and lead our engineers, grow our team and inspire them to contribute the highest quality work.

The team is comprised of some highly experienced engineers with deep domain knowledge and the focus of this role is on product advancement and strategic contribution into the advancement of the company as a whole.

We are a LEAN and agile organisation and value agility without dogma. We will want you to mentor and coach the team and the organisation to continually adapt and to improve our efforts and encourage craftsmanship within the engineering team. Thought leadership in the flexible application of agile principles is a plus.

Role / opportunity for the Head of Development 

  • Managing a growing team of 10+ engineers
  • Delivering innovative software product enhancements to an established customer base efficiently and consistently
  • Maintenance of the existing product suite
  • Contributing to the company wide strategy and having a voice at the leadership table
  • Ability to represent the company with customers, investors, industry experts and other stakeholders
  • Active team management, through reviews, career development planning, recruitment of new team members
  • Working closely with Product Management to agree on product innovation and roadmap
  • Collaborating with the Product Manager, Leadership Team & CEO
  • Managing releases
  • Scaling a rapidly growing business whilst maintaining a high level of uptime

Requirements for the Software Development Manager

  • You have a track record of leading productive engineering teams
  • You attract great teammates
  • You encourage a healthy work environment that’s both supportive and challenging
  • You’re excited to help engineers develop new skills and advance in their careers
  • You understand what makes teams successful and what role a manager can play in that process
  • You’re clear and persuasive in writing and in person
  • You lead by example, by setting the right context, and by helping teammates do their best work
  • You know when to let a team work through problems and when to jump in to help
  • You’re technical enough to ask engineers good questions about architecture and product decisions
  • You have at least a couple of years of engineering management experience


If you are interested in this role – please Apply for this role with your updated CV and I will be in touch to discuss your application in detail. Or for a confidential discussion and insight into this client and role please reach out to Nicola at Eolas.



As a dedicated IT Recruitment Agency, we also have a number of similar permanent and contract roles open. The above role may not be an exact match for your experience, salary or daily rate expectations etc. However, we would like you to reach out in order to discuss other roles we are currently recruiting for in similar fields.  Also please feel free to view our website for more jobs and details about us if you wish.


Tags: Software Development Manager, Head of Development, CTO




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