About The Role
At CDP our vision is to significantly improve and enrich lives through innovation. We focus on market sectors where we have deep expertise and can cross fertilise ideas. Currently these include Healthcare (highly regulated), Consumer products (consumer and brand focused) and Industrial solutions (technically focused).

As Head of Software, you will report to the Managing Director, and split your time 50/50 between customer facing sales, and developing and guiding the team. You will take the role of Solution Architect for our clients to facilitate multi-disciplinary programmes with multi-national customers, where fast paced, high performance software development spanning embedded firmware, through data management and security, to enterprise level applications, will enable success, delivering real benefits to our customers, to people’s lives and to the planet. 

In the healthcare space, we improve human health with products such as the First Response Monitor which delivered biometric diagnostic monitoring to a challenging environment, winning two red dot awards in the process. We develop drug delivery platforms and the production lines to deliver them in volume; medical devices and therapeutic instruments ranging from simple catheters to surgical robotics; and of course, diagnostic systems, ranging from blood glucose monitors, to automated assays for biological agents, such as a system helping to directly address the coronavirus pandemic today.

In the consumer space, we create anything from toys to GPS systems and beyond, and have developed a specialism in demanding, hand-held, power constrained, connected and wearable products, each of which enrich the lives of their owners.
For industrial solutions, connectivity plays an increasing role, with products as part of a wider ecosystem and the value realised from data produced, managed and processed. Examples such as metering and measurement give direct benefit, whilst others target aspects such as production automation and efficiency, resource management or renewable technologies, benefitting both the planet and humankind in the process.

What ties all these developments together is a focus on improving lives through innovation, and a respect for elegant, simple and creative solutions. This role will offer you the perfect opportunity to drive capabilities and interact with multi-disciplinary project teams while bringing your insight, creativity, and technical knowledge to realise solutions for our customers.

About You
  • Experience of building a world class software engineering team, focused on and empowered to develop high performance software
  • Customer facing, messaging and advertising software team capabilities. Working with customers to vision and scope projects
  • A strong degree in Computer Science or related discipline, and an expert in your field.
  • Highly confident at presenting ideas and results in a compelling way to internal stakeholders and clients
  • Track record of defining technical vision and strategy for software development methodologies
  • A focus on empowering the team to deliver innovative and elegant solutions.
  • Excited by championing new and existing software capabilities, driving and executing new product technologies in multidisciplinary
  • programmes
  • Experience of collaborating and integrating with other technical disciplines to take complex products from concept to market
About Us
We are an employee owned company with our staff at the centre of our strategy. Employee ownership allows us to maintain full control over the direction of our business and our creative culture. 

We hire people with a genuine enthusiasm and curiosity for engineering and science so if you’re the type of person who fills their spare time designing and making things, then we’d love to know.

In return for your hard work and insightful ideas, you receive a competitive salary, discretionary bonus, 12% non-contributory pension, private healthcare and 25 days holiday