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Head of Delivery

  • Sector: IT
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/02/2020
  • Duration: perm
  • Time left:
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The Role:
Job Title: Head of Delivery
Location: Houston, TX
Job Type: Direct Hire
Compensation: Very competitive


We are looking for strong candidates for our key permanent position of 'Head of Delivery - Houston'

Our Client's Houston office delivers services across the range of technical delivery capabilities such as Delivery Management, Development, Platform, Assurance, Business Analysis, Architecture and Data Science.

We're looking to appoint someone who can lead the Houston office as Head of Delivery. This multifaceted and senior level role will lead the Houston team and have responsibility for People & Well-being, Career & Personal Development, Delivery & Quality, Recruitment, Resourcing and Operations as well local Business Development activities.


Job Overview/Description

* You will play a pivotal role in the continued growth, development and success of the office. You will lead the Houston business unit, a key part of our continued commitment to US-based growth. From a day to day perspective your primary focus will be on people management, client delivery and sales & revenue growth.

* At the heart of our business are our people. You will inspire and actively engage with our people alongside building strong and trusted relationships with our clients. You'll need to be a confident and articulate presenter, as the role will include public speaking, representing the organization at conferences, and operating at the heart of our sales and commercial activities.

* You will have strong agile delivery experience, and be able to personally shape, influence and support large delivery assignments across the organization's portfolio. Being able to excel and make an appreciable difference within a high calibre, dynamic and challenging environment is one of the most stimulating elements of the role. A good appreciation of technology is vital, as is knowing when to defer to the technical expertise of the team around you.

* Provide leadership to the Houston business, with a focus on Houston but retaining a broader perspective.

* Be a focal point for our consultants through career management and by creating a challenging but supportive environment.
* Be accountable for the federated aspects of the business, including: people & wellbeing, careers & line management, quality & delivery, recruitment, resourcing, and operations.

* Be responsible and accountable for the quality of local and collaborative delivery. Help deliver digital and business innovation using new technologies.

* Collaborate with the other Heads of Delivery and business line owners to run an efficient and effective organisation. Support the local bid, sales and marketing processes. Create, sustain and manage a broad range of internal and external relationships.

* Contribute to and support the writing of articles and opinion pieces. Support the development of commercial propositions and collateral. Drive innovation within the organisation.

* Good relationship builder at all levels. * Excellent communication skills. * Objectivity - a lack of bias when working with others. * Commercially focused. * Motivated by high standards, goal driven and ambitious to get the job done.
* Able to adapt style in response to a client's working culture. * Ability to leave an ego 'at the door', happy to get involved with delivery when required. * Gravitas both internally and externally.

Required Education/Skills/Experience:
* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, or related
* At least 8-10 years of experience is software development, architecture, or devOps
* Must have experience with Agile methodology
* Must have client facing experience working within a software engineering consulting firm
* Must have leadership and previous management experience and the ability to manage a team of up to 30-50 personnel
* Up to date knowledge of technology trends and enhancements, SDLC, cloud environments, big data, etc.
* Local Houston experience is important and key

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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