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Head of Open Source Software Consulting

Posted 13 days 2 hours ago by MicroTECH Global Ltd

Not Specified
I.T. & Communications Jobs
Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB1 0
Job Description

No Sponsorship Available, candidates MUST be Citizens or hold permanent residency for the country they are based in.

Our client are an open source software consultancy.


This role will oversee the people and operational management of the Open Source Software consulting team as we continue to hire and expand our team of Open Source Software consultants. This role requires someone with strong interpersonal skills who can engage with all other stakeholders in the business (Sales, Business Strategy Leads, Project Managers, Account Managers, Marketing, People Operations, Finance) and form quick and effective relationships with each.


Assign suitable Open Source Software consultants to on-going projects while soft-booking others for up-coming projects Assist Project Managers and Business Strategy Leads with Open Source Software consultant selection by matching their skills to projects Maintain a detailed and centralized team allocation plan to facilitate planning Recruit, outsource, contract, coordinate to meet strategic plan needs Carry out interviews/screenings of future Open Source Software consultants Headhunt and source candidates which would otherwise be out of reach Retain and develop top-tier talent within the team Maintain a high bar for individual and team performance Conflict management Collaborate with other functions to carry out salary planning Promote our ideals and values Develop a career structure and paths that support the growth of team members and implement succession planning for the Business Strategy Leads Providing training opportunities (On-The-Job or taught) to maintain the skill profile of the team Commercial skills and financially savvy Understanding of the intricacies of the software services industry (consultancies) Ability to work in a global context and remote environment

Key Requirements:

Understanding of Open Source, its value-add and position in the software industry Understanding of Open Source engineers and communities, both motivation for individual developers and interactions between projects Strong understanding of software engineering Successful track record in software development capacity and utilization planning in a dynamic environment Proven track record in driving for software engineering excellence and best practices Ability to manage globally distributed teams in a consultancy environment Coaching experience and process development skills:

Experience of fostering an inclusive and engaging team culture Proven experience of identifying, retaining, nurturing, and acquiring top talent Outgoing and engaging individual who is effective at building good working relationships with all levels of the organization Great interpersonal skills Very solid English language skills (both verbal and written) Ability to work and communicate in an online distributed environment

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