Head of Engineering (INSIDE IR35) [Remote] at Dept of Health and Social Care, London, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • London, UK
  • Oct 16, 2020
6 Months or more

Contract Description

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Engineering

Project Detail:

Department of Health and Social Care - Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

The Head of Engineering plays a leadership role in the engineering department where he seeks excellence in all engineering disciplines inclusive of data processing, quality assurance, application development, analytics, machine learning, algorithms, and data warehousing.

As a Head of Engineering, you will be: 

  • Influential in establishing good engineering practices and have expert knowhow on Open Source, Cloud First, Microservices and DevOps principals and its associated industry technology like React, NodeJS, Rust, Kubernetes, Istio, Azure CDN, AWS, Argocd, CosmosDB, GraphQL, Github, Cypress Test, Terraform and Docker.
  • Working as part of the Senior Leadership Group to develop and implement the Digital Strategy.
  • Building and managing a Development Team comprising of 3 staff members, contingent labour and service providers.
  • Responsible for the overall system development life-cycle.


You’ll have:

  • You will hold a degree or post-graduate qualification.
  • Trained and led teams
  • Agile delivery and DevOps ways of working
  • You will hold a relevant Agile practitioner and ITIL 4 Foundation qualifications or equivalent.
  • It would be desirable for you to hold certified Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) and PRINCE2 practitioner qualifications or equivalent.



In applying for this role you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.


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