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Head of Development

  • Location

    Malta

  • Sector:

    Igaming

  • Contract Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Attractive

  • Contact:

    John Montanaro

  • Job Reference:

    5638

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry:

    2019-12-14

  • Client Details:

    Castille

  • Consultant:

    John Montanaro

  • Skills tags:

    DevOps , Project Management , QA

Head of Development


A well-established iGaming company is seeking to employ a Head of Development to lead a team of engineers to design, develop and test the companies state-of-the-art gaming platform to be able to deliver to our customers a cutting-edge experience with unique features in our sector. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Development department, including Backend, Frontend, QA and Application Support teams.
  • Provide technical leadership, direction and mentoring for multi-disciplined software focused teams.
  • Perform line management duties, including recruitment, reviews, 1-1 meetings, motivating and performance management.
  • Work collaboratively with other team leaders to draw out the big picture architectural vision of the product.
  • Manage the tech debt and growing codebase so we continuously improve quality and performance.
  • Conduct design and code reviews within the team to ensure that code meets our quality standards.
  • Manage resolutions, and escalation paths for live production incidents.
  • Take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable tasks, develop functional specifications, then work with the development leads to deliver them in a successful and timely manner.
  • Instil best practices for software development and deliver high-quality products on tight schedules.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Experience Leading Large teams of developers.
  • Experience as a  project manager having managed multiple parallel projects within tight timeframes.
  • Experience in establishing automated testing and CI.
  • Solid understanding of development and QA processes including DevOps practices.
  • Background in software development architecture, where PHP is considered as an asset.