Key Responsibilities


This role ensures that the application estate is stable, secure, resilient, and fit for purpose for the UK&I division.

  • Define the Application Services lifecycle management strategy and implementation approach for the Division
  • Defines the development strategy in conjunction with Enterprise Architecture and the broader IT organization to enable the realization of the IT and UK&I divisional strategic objectives.
  • Lead the successful implementation of Agile into the Application Services ways of working and supporting areas, to ensure a business-aligned development agenda.
  • Ensuring Incident and Problem management processes and teams are effectively supported.
  • Designing and developing the high-level Application Services support strategy to support the division, aligned with the Shared Application Services Central team and supporting the IT Foundation services.
  • Aligning to global processes and development standards.
  • Determining required solution upgrades and developing the associated backlog of change.
  • Engaging with appropriate stakeholders to ensure a Divisional application roadmap is maintained and delivered through the team.
  • Determine, manage and control the Application Services budget.
  • Manage 3rd party vendors ensuring agreed levels of service and partnering to the Customer UK&I.
  • Support the UK&I Digital Transformation strategy.
  • Ensure capacity to support changing business environment and needs.
  • Ensure the Segment compliance with Divisional and aligned IT policies.
  • Optimizing and reporting on applicable risk mitigation across UK&I.
  • Creates a cohesive team that develops and integrates the appropriate in house software solutions to support the target architecture.
  • Manage & develop a team of developers.

Key activities

  • Representing the business and IT Business Success as part of the IT Strategy Team.
  • Management of budget, quality and time.
  • Define the Application Services and Development team structures and roles.
  • Develop the technical development teams as aligned to the business needs.
  • Define the application services change roadmap.
  • Define the application development approach and roadmap.
  • Implement agile.
  • Ensure adherence to governance and policies.
  • Develop and ensure application development standards.
  • Manage and develop the Application Services team creating development pathways and career enhancement opportunities.
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement on the demand processes and ways of working across UK&I.
  • Establish collaborative and cohesive relationships with Divisional IT, IT Foundation teams and Shared Application Services teams.

Skills and Experience

  • Must have 10+ years of experience.
  • must have Construction Sector Background.
  • IT Sr. management position for at least 3 years in large organization
  • Willing to relocate to Europe/UK
  • Experience of leading a software development team
  • Good understanding of Development Fundamentals
  • Experienced in Application services, lifecycle management, monitoring, and delivery of applications
  • Experienced in developing Agile teams;
  • A positive, motivational individual with a nurturing management style
  • Ability to contribute to the strategic direction of the department and the services it runs
  • High level, proven interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to lead, and motivate a team of technical professionals
  • Qualified by education or experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business

Administration or related field;

  • Knowledge in strategic planning and maintaining development roadmaps.
  • Experience in budget setting and controls.
  • Experience in external vendor management and selection.
  • Preferable experience in Construction related activities.
  • Strong integrity, organizational and analytical skills, and team management experience.
  • Effective communication skills applicable to all levels in the organization.
  • Team player, with a proven ability to work with people from different cultures.

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