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Head of Product Development


Mostyn Chase


Geneva, Switzerland

IT/Technical,Software Development

Permanent | Full Time



Not specified

We have an exciting opening for a Head of Product Development, who has substantial experience of managing product development teams and delivering enterprise SaaS products. We are looking for someone that has proven examples of transforming teams and thinks about modern technology to create innovation into the products.

You must also be fluent in English and French.

All About You

•    Substantial experience of managing large scale, global software product development teams and QA organisations
•    Hands-on enterprise software, architecture and SaaS development using Java EE, Oracle, and .NET. Experience in building and supporting real-time mission critical n-tier SaaS applications that are fault-tolerant, distributed, and scalable
•    Platform development with multi-year technical roadmaps; successful history of executing legacy modernisation projects
•    Java and .NET stacks, Microservices, Self-contained Systems, containers, SOA and mobile experience
•    Strong track record of building CI/CD pipelines through automation and containerization
•    Experience with regulated products with high security and fraud prevention needs
•    Knowledge of various software development best practices and methodologies, including Agile, Iterative, and Waterfall
•    Experience in successful management of partners (including off-shore)
•    Proven ability to build and scale world-class technology teams
•    Relationship-building and influencing skills with executives and stakeholders
•    Strong problem-solving skills with an aptitude for learning and implementing emerging technologies.  Recognised as SME on current projects with depth and breadth of knowledge
•    Ability to drive efficiencies through the development teams through the use of systems, tools, and processes
•    Proven work experience in Agile / Scrum teams that are globally distributed
•    Good understanding of using structured development methods and tools
•    Knowledge in using JIRA, Confluence, Greenhopper, Bamboo 
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to interact with all levels of the business as well as vendors, partners, and prospects
•    The ability to travel to internal offices, clients, and prospects (including International): ~20%
•    Self-starter and motivational leader with a strong desire for continuous improvement
•    Prior work experience in transaction system development in areas of electronic commerce, payments, or other related financial services 
•    Deep understanding of new technologies and how that can be applied to create innovative solutions
•    Ability to lead technical design sessions
•    Highly experienced with back-end programming languages (C/C++, Java/Scala, .NET, Node, etc.)
•    Proficient experience of using JavaScript libraries (Backbone, Marionette, JQuery, Node JS, etc) 
•    Agile Scrum certifications (preferred) 
•    Fluent in English and FrenchWW