Head Of Technical Delivery

Full Time London Greater London IT Job Pro UK

The Head Of Technical Delivery is expected to assume the following key responsibilities plus any other reasonable duties as required:

● Build the team and provide leadership and direction to the nascent Technology team. They will provide expertise for specific problems, professional development guidance and general subject matter education

● Create and use an appropriate software development lifecycle for Tech technology team (light-weight), including infra, test-driven-development, DevOps methodology, QA approach, etc. This needs to include practical ways of working for the team to adopt

● Work closely with business functions & Group Technology leaders to continuously reprioritise the most important projects. Work closely with GT leadership on the implementation of the evolving operating model, to ensure continuous seamless delivery and handoffs between departments

● Research industry trends and identify emerging technologies Tech should consider using to help meet its objectives, stand up PoCs against proof points, then help translate into projects

● Provide technical leadership on standing up Tech’s innovation delivery model. Design and own Tech infrastructure approach for R&D efforts

● Ensure solutions we design, fit neatly into the overall enterprise architectural landscape. Oversee solution design efforts from Tech developers. Align with Group Technology on architectural governance. And that they cover end to end (includes commercial systems)

● Accountable for adopting a suitable approach for MVP vs Enterprise for R&D efforts Infra, security, scalability, etc). Plan and manage transitions to GT for platforms that start in Tech and become cross-divisional. Ensure tech debt is managed effectively

● Liaise with Group Technology Platform services to ensure integrations are handled consistently

● Provide support to business leads in developing costs for business cases

● Assist with external 3rd party vendor selection for Tech needs

● Collaborate with a broad range of teams in a complex, global environment

● Own budgets and forecasts for the team

● Lead & facilitate change control governance and liaise with delivery and business teams on change management

● Oversee 3rd party delivery into Tech (support, quality, contract management, security, supplier reviews)

● Oversee internal Tech Ops, only for platforms we support

● Ensure technical integration activities with Group Technology & 3rd parties conforms to agreed Informa standards

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