Development Director (Engineering Director) DDED/159/77
Technology - Utilities and Energy

Job Title: 
Development Director (Engineering Director) DDED/159/77
Job Type: 
Job sector: 
Utilities and Energy
Base Salary: 
Bonus: Bonus Benefits: Car, Pension, Health
About this position: 

Our client is the UK market leader in the provision of rooftop solar PV monitoring services & is a leader in delivering hybrid heating systems. Focused on being the UK’s home decarbonisation technology leader.
Looking at their succession planning they wish to appoint a Development Director for the business.

The Role: 

The Role:

The Development Director will lead the development & delivery of the product strategy covering all aspects from new products to ensuring excellent customer experience of existing products. They will have overall responsibility for the technical design, development & delivery of a platform, applications & services for the business to sell & operate.

The company’s software services platform is a key business resource providing competitive advantage & you will be responsible for maintaining & growing its capability in line with agreed business objectives & resource constraints.
You will also be responsible for the technical operation of the software cloud services & corporate IT infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities:

Business strategy

Play a key role as a member of the senior management team in setting & achievement of key technology & business objectives

Work closely with the Product Director to develop the product roadmap, ensuring full alignment to market place, competitive landscape & consumer demand.

Own the delivery of the product roadmap & strategy

Development team

Ensure effective operations of the company’s IT/OT services & environment, leveraging cloud technology where appropriate
Ensure team skills are developed in line with latest thinking & current / future product demands including effective software design, development & delivery capability

Lead development team ensuring all have clear objectives aligned to group plans with consideration of building talent & succession plans

Ensure team is organised to efficiently deliver on project & roadmap deliverables, measuring & continuously improving effectiveness

Select & build appropriate tools for the software development, delivery & operation

Maintain appropriate software engineering |& test processes for build & delivery of the company’s software

Build & run a QA function to quality assure the products & services


Research & develop appropriate new technological capability

Actively seek patent protection for inventions & build a patent portfolio

Work with academic institutions to ensure the products & services are built upon sound, research‐based learning

Competition and Market

Maintain a good working knowledge of the cleantech & renewables market

Maintain a good working knowledge of competitive offerings

Business Development

Work closely with sales functions in the pitching of the company’s capability, platform & services

Work on specific bids & sales propositions to define the technological solution, including costing options

Be the strategic technical point of contact for key relationships

Financial Control

Provide input to the annual budget cycle & development of the company business plan

Be accountable for the management product development & team budgets

The Person: 

Degree Qualified

Experienced IT leader with a proven track record of delivery of commercially successful products & services

Knowledge & experience of working in with a broad technology base & delivering high business value.

Knowledge & an active interest in the connected home market, especially in energy management, renewable energy, home automation

Understanding of service‐based business models & delivery of new services through a SaaS architecture

Results orientated & customer focused

Strong stakeholder management

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