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Head of software development team in Aarhus  


This is your unique opportunity to spearhead the establishment of and head a team of Software Developers and Architects within our existing Defence Services organisation. In this role, you will drive growth and employ your leadership skills to effectively collaborate with stakeholders within an agile and high-tech environment.  
Join us in making a significant impact on the future of our product extensions and services
Our customer base continues to expand, which is leading to a growing demand to integrate our products into customers’ equipment and infrastructure as well as extending the products with customer-specific functionality. Consequently, we have continued to grow our Bespoke software development team in Aarhus, Denmark, and the time has now come to split the team into two independent teams.

Both teams will continue to be part of our Defence Services organisation and operate in an international environment with customers around the world. Working alongside the current Defence Services organisation, the teams will be responsible for developing customer-specific extensions and functionality for the SitaWare and IRIS product suites using the APIs exposed by the products.
Leadership, software development and stakeholder engagement  
You will build, lead and develop a high-performance software development team which is responsible for customer-specific extensions to the Systematic SitaWare and IRIS product suites. Once fully established, the team will comprise yourself and up to ten Software Developers as well as Architects and Test Engineers. 
Additional responsibilities:  

  • Collaborate with the team to plan daily work and create the right environment for the team to achieve its goals and work efficiently.
  • Manage, lead and set the direction for the team while ensuring a high level of employee satisfaction.
  • Motivate and challenge team members to continuously improve and excel.
  • Engage with stakeholders to ensure alignment on expected and agreed outcomes.
  • Monitor progress, identify deviations and implement corrective actions for efficient and reusable extension module creation.
  • Collaborate with program stakeholders to ensure that solutions are built for reusability and meet overall program objectives.
  • Drive continuous improvements within the team and across Defence Services.

You should expect occasional travel to participate in customer visits in different parts of world. 
Ready to take on a leadership role that combines IT technical expertise and team management? 
Your success in this role will be measured by your ability to establish a high-performance team of up to ten people and lead the development of customer-specific product extensions. To succeed in this role, you require an IT-related Master’s degree and 3+ years of experience from working in project management and leadership roles combined with a focus on software project management.  

Additionally, we are also looking for: 

  • a background in software development and experience at managing software development teams
  • excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • a goal-oriented and transparent communicator with a proactive and structured approach to tasks and challenges.

You will be one step ahead if you also: 

  • have people management experience
  • hold certifications comparable to PMI/PMP, PRINCE2 or IPMA
  • are adaptable to rapid changes and skilled at identifying opportunities for improvement and reuse.

    We work with security-classified projects, and therefore, as a Systematic employee, you must have a clean criminal record and have lived in a NATO/EU country for the past seven years. Additionally, you must be able to obtain security clearance when working in our Defence Business Unit. Please read more here.

Never stop developing 
Systematic is truly international, proudly Danish and uniquely people-centric. Together, we write intelligent and innovative code to drive progress and improve lives. We develop IT solutions that make a real difference where it matters most. This is why we never stop developing. Here, there is room to be professional and personal. It is not just a place to work but a place to belong. 

You can look forward to joining our Employees Club offering almost 100 events of both social and professional character a year – plenty to choose from. Our colleagues also highlight our canteen, which serves a variety of delicious and healthy dishes each day. In addition, we offer several employee benefits such as paid Home Internet, health insurance and a company pension scheme. Finally, we are always up for a friendly game of padel at our new padel court in Aarhus!


Start your development here
We will be assessing applications on an ongoing basis as we wish to welcome our new colleague as soon as possible, so click Apply Now and send us your CV today. If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us on +45 8943 2000 and ask for Mikkel Predstrup, Program Manager, Defence Nordic. We look forward to receiving your application! 


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