Head of Enterprise Software Development - UAE

International Permanent
  • Pivotal role shaping and executing the technology strategy
  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, UAE

About Our Client

An acquisitive UAE based natural resources entity.

Job Description

  • Create a vision and strategy for transitioning software operating model away from a cost centre to a revenue driver
  • Develop multiple initiatives for leveraging the latest industry technologies and tools, including Blockchain, AI/ML, VR/AR, automated machinery, and cloud capabilities.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the entire software development team (in-house and outsourced).
  • Build partnerships and commercial relationships with technology vendors to support the implementation of software development initiatives.
  • Design and build software, tools and technologies to improve operations and processes.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive software development lifecycle (SDLC) strategy.
  • Requirements gathering, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Manage and allocate resources effectively to meet project deadlines and objectives.
  • Partner with key stakeholders across the organisation to understand business needs.
  • Track and report on key performance indicators (KPIs).

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in leading and managing enterprise software development teams.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering multiple complex software projects on time and within budget.
  • Proficient in the design and development of enterprise applications.
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies and software development best practices.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and translate business needs into technical solutions.
  • Experience in building and managing high-performing software development teams.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of additional languages is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel internationally as needed.

What's on Offer

  • Opportunity to work with one of the largest entities in the region.
  • Competitive salary and tax free earnings.
Matt Jones
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+971 2611 9200

Job summary

Job function
IT Development
Energy & Natural Resources
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Consultant name
Matt Jones
Consultant phone
+971 2611 9200
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