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Head of Software Engineering - Core


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH London, ENG, GB, N1C 4AG

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location:  Hybrid

Location: Hybrid. Mainly working from home with occasional meetings in London/Corby

Full time Permanent


The Head of Software Engineering is a senior role reporting to the VP of Infrastructure and will be responsible for the management of the Core Engineering team which consists of the SAP Engineering Team, Integration Engineering Team, and the Central Test Team.  Your focus is the continued end to end delivery of all software development within these areas with respect to business and technical changes across SAP, IBM Integration, and the management of Software Testing across all projects.


What You’ll Do:


  • Overall accountability and responsibility for the performance and day to day operation of the Core Engineering team.
  • Working in collaborations with senior leaders within the Architecture, Digital, Data and other Tech and Business functions to help define and deliver the group technology strategy and roadmap to ensure alignment and buy in 
  • Building the strategy and roadmap for SAP and the Central test team in alignment with the overall technology roadmap
  • Accountable for ensuring that the Core teams overall skills, capabilities, capacity and operating model are aligned and able to deliver against the overall Technology Strategy and delivery of that strategy.
  • Continual management of 3rd party relationships, ensuring both commercial and cultural alignment.
  • Through collaborative working with Business, Programme Managers and Project Managers that all projects and programmes are costed and resourced to the correct levels.
  • Ensuring all aspects of technical delivery of change which include Strategic, Small Change, KTLO (Keep the Lights On), Technology (Large Scale Technology change and tooling) is delivered by the Core Engineering teams whilst ensuring focus on Time, Budget and Quality.
  • Working with the Core Teams and peers ensure there is a focus on Continuous Improvement across all teams to deliver as lean as possible delivery processes whilst maintaining a high quality of service and technical deliverables


A Bit About You:


  • Proven track record of managing medium to large scale delivery teams as Head of Engineering
  • Proficient in Core business / enterprise grade technologies, particularly SAP (ECC, CRM, ECC, etc.), Testing and Enterprise Integration Technologies (e.g. IBM, MuleSoft, API Management, etc.)
  • Proven track record of vendor and supplier management for software/technology delivery
  • Strong knowledge of business processes (Digital, Data, Supply Chain warehousing, transportation, HR, Finance)
  • Strong knowledge and experience of infrastructure and Cloud computing
  • Demonstrable experience in 3rd party integration (on-prem, SaaS, iPaas, etc.)
  • Good understanding of Integration patterns, policies and standards, SAP standard business functions / modules
  • Experience of tooling (development tools, software release, CI/CD, Data Management, etc.)
  • Solid working knowledge of infrastructure and application performance management
  • Proficient and demonstrable experience in Project definition/delivery (full end-2-end cycle)
  • Experience in enterprise license management and supporting auditing


What we offer?


  • Really competitive salary & bonus
  • Car allowance
  • Private Healthcare
  • Discounted stock options
  • Extremely generous contributory Pension scheme 10.5% employer’s contribution


We are RS Group


RS Group plc (formerly known as Electrocomponents plc) is a leading global omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider to customers who are involved in designing, building and maintaining industrial equipment and operations, safely and sustainably. We stock more than 700,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of product and service solutions to over 1.2 million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 60,000 parcels a day.

Our vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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