Head of Software Engieering

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Head of Software Engineering 
We are seeking a Head of Software Engineering for a brand new Greenfield operation which will be based in Galway City. There is an onsite requirement for the first few months of 3 days per week and 2 days WFH.

Company profile
Our client has a 40-year history of enabling non-profits and private sector companies to build healthy, safe and efficient organizations. They equip NGO’s in North America with the software & payments tools they need to administer their membership, collect, and engage with their congregations. Their vision is to be the leading provider of software, services, and information platforms for customers they serve.

Your background

  • Strong software development background (10+ years)
  • 6+ years of experience at senior management
  • Large-scale project management and strategic planning
  • Experience with quickly developing a site from origination, creating required processes and procedures, establishing strong external partnerships, and acquiring and developing strong talent.
  • Strong strategic thinking skills and ability to translate this strategy into operational goals.
  • Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to communicate and influence effectively across a matrixed environment and all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to lead, grow, and develop employees within an organization, providing mentorship and developing a strong leadership pipeline.
  • Excellent financial, analytical, and change management skills required.


  • Manage overall operations including planning, budgeting, execution, reporting, and talent operations.
  • Serve as a liaison between our company and strategic partners (e.g. IDA)
  • Build multi-functional teams to define, design, and solution advanced technical capabilities relevant to our Digital Strategy
  • Manage operations, financials, activity portfolio, and partners across product and Software
  • Development teams
  • Collaborate with our U.S Digital Leadership to identify, prioritize, and manage strategic projects and/or initiatives.
  • Enhance the Company’s brand in Ireland and operate as a global thought leader on important and relevant topics to the company.
  • Lead the full lifecycle of development from concept to post-production support and maintenance of server / OS / desktop / web / mobile applications and services.
  • Recruit, hire, grow, and manage top talent for the company in Ireland
  • Build and lead a team of developers, architects, and quality analysts to create measurable value and deliver software to market using industry recognized agile methodologies and best practices.
  • Lead the architecture, technical design, and delivery of features and capabilities on modern technology stacks.
  • Develop, measure and report success metrics – KPIs such as velocity, capacity, cost of delay, bug rates, etc.

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