Director of Engineering

Jessica Topiwala
Contract Type
City of London
for 40 hours per week.
Expiry Date
20/06/2024 14:47:00

Job Description

What you'll do

At Notting Hill Genesis, we are committed to digitally transforming services both for our residents and staff to improve value for money and enable us to thrive and be fit for the future. 100% cloud-based, we use some of the most exciting technologies from Microsoft (such as Dynamics 365, Power Platform, Azure Cloud and data technologies) to create great experiences for our customers and augment the services provided by our colleagues across our businesses.
We are now looking for a Director of Engineering who will be responsible for evolving and leading our team in the design, build, and maintenance of all our applications and technology platforms.
How you'll do it
Main responsibilities include:
  • Shaping and growing a high-calibre and knowledgeable internal team focused on product management, design leadership and successful change delivery.
  • Building strong relationships with senior business stakeholders.
  • Owning and maintaining our applications and platform strategy and roadmap which reflects both maintenance needs and support for our business ambitions.
  • Building, managing, and growing effective partnerships with software and technology suppliers.
  • Driving the delivery of consistently high-quality deliverables from both internal development resources and our partners.
  • Being commercially aware, owning and managing the team budget and seeking value for money in everything we do.
This position is a 12 month fixed term contract.
The Ideal Candidate
We believe great service starts with great people, and we are committed to recruiting and developing passionate, enthusiastic, and talented individuals who can add value to our thriving organisation.
Pending confirmation of legislative changes, this role may require a qualification to demonstrate competence. If not already qualified, there may be an expectation to study towards a professional qualification.
  • Educated to minimum degree level or equivalent experience in Computer Science or similarly appropriate degree.
  • Proven experience (in a similar Director of level role), building a Product Engineering capability in a mixed (custom and package-based) software environment.
  • Strong, hands-on software engineering experience, including good knowledge of enterprise architecture; Microsoft Ecosystem (e.g.: M365, Dynamics 365 CE, Sales, and F&O; Azure Cloud); technologies and design patterns supporting the delivery of end user experiences.
  • Understanding and management of infrastructure and hardware (WLAN, Office Network); Cyber Security
  • Strong interest in emerging technologies (eg. AI/ML) and their application in the workplace
  • Ability to formulate a vision and inspire its delivery
  • Excellent relationship building and supplier management skills
What's in it for you?
Once you join us, you'll find plenty of opportunities to grow within our organisation. You'll also have access to a wide range of learning opportunities to help you achieve and maximise your potential.
Benefits include:
  • Excellent annual leave allowance and flexible working opportunities (qualifying period may apply)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption pay in addition to statutory entitlements (qualifying period may apply)
  • Employee assistance - free confidential advice and counselling services provided by independent specialist organisations.
  • Health cash plan
  • Staff discounts - we give our staff access to discounts at hundreds of major retailers, gyms, restaurants, entertainment, days out, insurance, and much more.
  • Interest free loans - season ticket loan, tenancy deposit loan, and training loan
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Life Assurance x 4 annual salary
All about us
Notting Hill Genesis is a not-for-profit organisation providing affordable homes for Londoners and it is now one of the largest housing associations in London. We are both a landlord and a developer, with more than 60,000 existing homes and 10,000 more in our pipeline and we employ around 1,500 staff.
For more information on what we do and what makes us different please visit:
We are pleased to inform that this position is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker visa route.
We welcome applications from everyone. We actively monitor the diversity of our workforce and strive to show equal representation throughout all levels of the organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident employer amongst other diversity commitments. To find out more about our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion please visit:
Selection Process
Step 1: If you are interested, please send your application now! Interviews and calls will be conducted on a rolling basis
Step 2: Successful candidates will be invited for a phone call with the Talent Acquisition Partner and Consultant
Step 3: Successful candidates will be invited for a first stage interview and presentation
Step 4: Successful candidates will be invited for a final stage interview
Please apply for this role online. If you are not able to apply online or if you have any reasonable adjustment requirements arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with our hiring team via
Should a redeployee apply for this role, their application will be considered before any others.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a Basic check via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
NHG reserves the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role, so we advise you to submit your application at your earliest opportunity.