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What do Heads of Developments do?

Heads of Development (in IT) are responsible for making sure that technology products and services work properly. It requires leaders who understand how to build and maintain successful and sustainable software applications, websites, and other digital products. Heads of Development need to have the technical know-how to manage development teams, develop strategies for software and website development, and foster collaboration internally and with outside contractors. They create plans for developing new products, keep track of progress on projects, and make sure that deadlines are met. They also test the products to make sure they work correctly before they are released to the public. Heads of Development help make sure that technology works how it should!

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What makes great Heads of Development?

Great Heads of Development are individuals who not only understand the elements of software development, such as coding, debugging and system analysis, but also possess strong leadership skills. They must have a knack for both problem-solving and people-management, as well as an eye for detail and a commitment to quality. 

They should be able to think strategically and prioritize tasks, while creating an environment of collaboration, open communication and feedback. They should be able to understand and reflect on the team’s performance and have a good understanding of project management processes.

They must also possess strong interpersonal skills in order to manage multiple stakeholders, such as developers, designers, product owners, and other leads. They should be able to motivate their teams, foster team spirit, and ensure that all members of the development team are on the same page with regard to goals and objectives.

Why are Heads of Developments in such demand?

Heads of Development are in high demand due to their critical role in the successful design, implementation and maintenance of software development projects. They possess a unique set of experience and skills, including technical knowledge, project management abilities and excellent communication skills, that are necessary for managing the various aspects of software engineering.

Heads of Development are responsible for setting and tracking project goals, ensuring that development teams have the resources they need to complete projects on time and within budget, and providing support as needed. They must also stay up-to-date on the latest software technologies in order to maintain an efficient workflow. Additionally, Heads of Development are tasked with mentoring junior engineers, managing key client relationships and ensuring the highest quality of code is produced. Therefore, they are key players in any software development project and are essential for achieving success.

Key skills

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Problem-Solving
  • Databases
  • SQL
  • Git
  • Unit Testing
  • Test Automation Frameworks
  • DevOps
  • Cloud Computing

How does alphacoders find qualified Heads of Developments?

What are the motivations of Heads of development? Because of the high demand for these professionals, many human resources professionals think about this issue. Head of Developments are rare, so headhunters are popular among employers. An experienced headhunter knows the key to finding the perfect candidate for a job is understanding their skills and motivation.

Heads of Developments are handling a lot of responsibility and must be masters of their domain. Therefore, alphacoders takes great care to select our prospects.

Our goal is to help you find your future Head of Development. We will identify the ideal Head of Developments for your project(s). A network of over 600,000 active contacts helps us achieve this goal. And yes - we understand what motivates Heads of Development!

Your benefits with alphacoders

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Consulting at eye level

Goal-oriented briefing and consulting on an equal footing from start-ups to large digitizing corporations
2

Large candidate pool

Largest network for developers in the DACH region
3

Multi channel search

Ongoing development of algorithmized multi-channel search
4

Tested quality

Superior quality through optimized interview and software-supported selection process
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Fast staffing

Swiftness through agile project planning and methodical approach
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Experienced recruiters

Credible representation of our partners thanks to recruiters with development know-how

What our partners say about our cooperation

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Hr Management - Urban Sports Club

The cornerstone of the cooperation with CareerTeam was an efficient exchange and open, honest feedback. We were very satisfied with their fast and effective search.

Franziska Mehlhorn
Head of People & Organisational Development — Picdrop

We have been working successfully with alphacoders for some time. What I personally like very much is the uncomplicated and personal exchange, as well as the quick occupation time, which has only lasted an average of 3 months so far. alphacoders understands their trade and we are very happy to have them on our team.

Christina Bombeck
HR Managerin - Fundis Reitsport

We have commissioned alphacoders to search for 2 web developers. The challenge is that we are active in a special niche in e-commerce with the topic of equestrian sports and ideally the ideal candidate should also identify with our sport. In addition to good communication and consultation, we jointly implemented an effective hiring process. alphacoders not only managed to attract many women for this position, but we even managed to hire someone with a love for our sport. We were able to fill both positions with alphacoders and would hire them again anytime.

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When looking for qualified employees, we like to rely on specialists. They know the market and the target group and can advise accordingly. So it happens that we have been working with alphacoders since February 2020 and have been able to expand our development team several times. We have found the right service provider for us

Tobias Schumacher
CTO & Co-Founder — Closelink

Working with alphacoders was our first experience with a recruiter. We particularly liked the transparent communication and the summary of the search in the form of reports and figures. This helped us to better understand the candidate market and gain deeper insights into recruitment from IT specialists. We can recommend alphacoders 100%.

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Senior Tech Recruiterin - WERTGARANTIE Group

Together with alphacoders, we were looking for and hired a PL/SQL developer. Thanks to the professional support of alphacoders, we were able to fill the position in a very short time. The fact that we worked very closely with the tech recruiters and that we had the same understanding of the market and the special requirements played a major role in our success. We would recommend alphacoders at any time.

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Professional and goal-oriented, I would work with alphacoders again at any time. I've recommended them both internally to other departments and to external stakeholders.

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HR Managerin — Soil & More Impacts GmbH

We really enjoyed working with alphacoders, it was a professional collaboration on an equal footing right from the start. alphacoders puts itself very well in the client's position and thanks to the regular agreements it always ran smoothly. We have successfully recruited a senior Phyton developer with alphacoders and would recommend alphacoders to others.

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Head of Human Resources - prophete

Together with alphacoders, we were looking for and hired a NAV developer. The special thing about this was the complexity of the market situation: it is a very special position with a very narrow pool of candidates and a very loyal target group. We solved it through trusting and effective communication and adjustments to the profile. One key was certainly that we opened up for a fully remote position and were thus able to find and successfully recruit the right candidate.

Wiebke Ernst-Ringena
Deputy personnel manager

With the help of alphacoders recruiting experts, we were able to successfully fill several challenging roles in our digitalization, IT and purchasing departments. The collaboration was always characterized by very good advice, open communication and maximum transparency. We are looking forward to the next joint projects with alphacoders!

Maik Gronau
CEO - GWA Hygiene

alphacoders has become an integral part of our tech recruiting. We have been working together for over 2 years now and have already been able to successfully fill several different positions in IT. As a startup, we very much appreciate the all-encompassing advice from profile sharpening to candidate selection and support in optimising our own internal hiring process. We are very happy to have alphacoders at our side.

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Head of IT - heyworld GmbH

We have been working with alphacoders for more than 2 years now and have had very good experiences so far. The relationship is characterised by trust, solution-oriented advice and open communication at eye level. Through their input, we have already been able to successfully hire 2 backend developers and also rely on their expertise for further tech positions.

Julius Martini
CEO — TimberTom

We have already commissioned alphacoders twice to support us in tech recruiting and they convinced us with the first candidate for both positions (frontend & fullstack developer). The cooperation was very uncomplicated, at eye level and characterized by direct communication. We are very happy to have alphacoders on our side.

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CEO — Glambou

With alphacoders we have found a strong partner for our tech recruiting. The feedback loops were short and efficient. Our company, our tech vision and our requirement profile were quickly understood and implemented. The management of the interview process went fabulous for us as well as for the candidates.

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People & Culture Manager — Webmatch

Very professional, always transparent and honest cooperation. Extremely good understanding of the market including recommendations for action. Completely different approach than classic recruiting agencies.

Gabi Wegner
People & Relations Manager — MOIA

We really appreciate working with alphacoders because they really have a clue about tech and take time to understand who we need for MOIA and for our individual teams.

Susanne Hasenstab
Head of HR - WEITBLICK® GmbH & Co. KG

Last year we worked with alphacoders for the first time. The cooperation was characterised by professional and very personal support, as well as profound contacts within our target group. What was special for us was that we were actually only looking for one PHP developer, but because of the but due to the suitable selection of candidates we directly hired 2 developers and that within only 3 months. We would recommend alphacoders at any time.

Jan Thonemann
Abteilungsleiter Forschung / Entwicklung — PROSOZ

Finding the right people is one of, if not the most key component to an organization's success. At alphacoders it's not about quantity, but about quality. Every candidate that is introduced is always worth talking to and we have already found a lot of great colleagues through alphacoders. The short weekly exchange ensure that your ideas are understood and that you are always up to date.

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With the help of alphacoders we have succeeded twice in adding the right IT resources to our team. The structured preparation of the candidate search and the alphacoders approach made this possible. In the future, IT recruiting will only run through alphacoders.

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