VP Operational Technology Software

Job Title: VP Operational Technology Software
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, England
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Start Date: 2018-02-13
Reference: 26683
Contact Name: Stephen Laurie
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 13, 2018 14:36

Job Description

Global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry is looking for a VP Operational Technology Software to support their software capability by ensuring commonality and alignment across the group. 

With an increasing reliance on developing and integrating software within our clients' products and business operations, they are implementing a new organisation wide software ownership structure. The new role of VP Operational Technology Software House role will be a key element in establishing this structure, aligning internal ways of working and ensuring that all software developments within this area are delivered with the required quality and efficiency.

The purpose of this new structure will be to enable effective development of market requirements for software solutions and assign the appropriate competence and capabilities to develop the solutions aligned within the company's strategic objectives, digitalization and the market needs. There will be a split between IT type software and Operational Technology covering the software we develop and deploy to delivering and maintaining hardware products. 

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Develop and maintain group competencies within team and co-ordinate across the organisation
  • Develop and take ownership of efficient processes, and ensure compliance
  • Support the Operational Technology Product Managers, Project Managers & Project Engineers to plan future work scopes and resourcing requirements
  • Management of Development tools and ecosystem
  • Ensure Quality of software deliveries
  • Responsibility to ensure commonality and alignment of Solution architecture.

Qualifications / Personal Attributes:

  • BSc/MSc in a software related discipline, with relevant experience in the development & delivery of software projects
  • Experience in product development and project delivery within Software
  • Competent in a variety of software development processes and techniques including Agile and the 4 stage process
  • Strong knowledge of delivering automation/SCADA systems and experience working with Embedded software development
  • Capacity & Budget planning with commercial awareness
  • Commitment to people development
  • Change-friendly mind-set and approach
  • Strong planning and execution skills
  • Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural understanding, ideally with experience or knowledge of working in a matrix organization.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and benefits, plus a strong work/life balance, positive work environment with challenging tasks, and a range of development opportunities.