Head of Development

Utrecht Vast HBO

Our customer is looking for a Head of Development at their office in Utrecht. In this leadership role, you will be responsible for overseeing and driving the entire software development lifecycle, from concept and design to implementation and maintenance. Your focus will be developing and executing the overall software development strategy for energy software solutions in alignment with our client goals and objectives. And in addition, your focus will be on managing and leading a team of software developers and system engineers, ensuring the delivery of high-quality software solutions that meet the unique needs of their clients. This is a strategic position that requires exceptional technical expertise, strong leadership abilities, and a proven track record of successfully delivering complex software projects.

Our customer is in the process of scaling-up with highly ambitious goals. We’re looking for someone who’s ready to help the company move forward.




Software Development Strategy:

  • Develop and execute the overall software development strategy for energy software solutions in alignment with our client goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including energy industry experts, product managers, and other business leaders, to define software requirements and project scope, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards.
  • Drive the adoption of best practices, modern methodologies, and emerging technologies to enhance software development efficiency and effectiveness in the energy domain.
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks and bottlenecks throughout the software development process, considering the specific challenges and requirements of the energy industry.


Leadership and Team Management:


  • Lead and manage a team of software engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Provide guidance, mentoring, and professional development opportunities to team members, ensuring their growth and success.
  • Set clear objectives, establish performance metrics, and conduct regular performance evaluations for the team.
  • Foster a positive and motivating work environment that encourages creativity, problem-solving, and open communication.


Capabilities (OUTPUT)


  • Ability to ensure the delivery of high-quality software solutions specifically tailored to the energy industry. Your expertise and leadership would contribute to the development of robust, reliable, and efficient software that meets the unique needs and requirements. These solutions would enable energy companies to optimize their operations, improve decision-making processes, and drive innovation within the energy sector.
  • Ability to implement best practices, modern methodologies, and emerging technologies, you would drive efficiency and effectiveness in software development. This would result in streamlined processes, reduced development time, and improved productivity. Your focus on continuous improvement would enable the team to adapt to changing industry demands, deliver software solutions faster, and stay ahead of the competition.
  • Ability to play a crucial role in nurturing the growth and development of team members. This would contribute to a highly skilled and motivated team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning.
  • Ability to drive technological innovation within our customer, ensuring the company remains at the forefront of the market. Your guidance and technical expertise would facilitate the adoption of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, and cloud computing, to create cutting-edge software solutions.




  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience (10+ years) in software development, with a strong focus on leadership and management roles within the energy sector.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and delivering large-scale software projects in the energy industry, with knowledge of industry-specific regulations and standards.
  • Deep understanding of software development methodologies, tools, and technologies, including Agile/Scrum, DevOps, CI/CD, and cloud platforms, with a focus on energy software solutions.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse team of software developers and engineers.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a strategic mindset to drive innovation and continuous improvement in energy software development.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional


What we offer:

  • A position within an established name in the energy sector;
  • Work in a dynamic, innovative organisation with ambitious growth targets;
  • Personal development opportunities in an inspirational environment;
  • Attractive primary and secondary conditions;
  • Experienced colleagues in Utrecht but also the possibility to work in Lisbon & Paraguay from time-to-time.

Interested or want to know more?

We are looking forward receiving your resume and motivation and in case you have any questions, please send us an email to bert@bkonnect.nl or dial 06 53 75 00 88


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