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Digital Head of Software Development

TRT World believes in reaching our audiences on their preferred platforms through innovative formats that make us relatable to our community. Be it snapchat, whatsapp or something more traditional like facebook or our website, we’re looking for a candidate who understands the importance of creating unique experiences for each platform.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Head of Software Development is responsible for managing all the software development teams at TRT World. He/She will be responsible for all development around TRT Worlds digital offerings. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience developing compelling media strategies across multiple platforms. He/She must have management experience in building, launching and managing a digital media channel.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the software team and strategy
  • Take the lead in developing and maintaining the core CMS for TRT World
  • Manage the software development of the TRT World website, mobile applications and OTT products
  • Work closely with the Product team to effectively plan and manage all development related projects
  • Manage budgets and resource allocation
  • Develop software roadmaps and project plans
  • Lead discussions around best practices and continually innovate to identify new opportunities as new technologies emerge
  • Manage the complete lifecycle of all development related tasks, both front-end and back-end development
  • Work closely with the audience development and online team to ensure journalists are empowered the best workflows and tools to publish content
  • Work with senior management to provide frequent feedback around the latest in software development

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Sound development skills and and detailed understanding of managing software teams
  • A passion and commitment to the TRT World spirit of journalism.
  • Sound leadership and communication abilities.
  • Mastery over the technical.
  • Demonstrated experience running creative teams around development lifecycles
  • Experienced in contributing to large digital organizations.
  • Experienced in analyzing trends in the digital space.
  • At least 8 years experience in software development for digital media or a related field.
  • At least 5 years experience in management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital media
  • A proven track record of success.

 

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