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We work in partnership with internet service providers, telecommunication companies, mobile operators, software providers, the police, Government, and the public to minimise the availability of online criminal content, particularly child sexual abuse images.

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Head of Software Development

Full time

Starting salary:  £63,323.00

We are seeking an accomplished and sharp-minded Head of Software Development for the high-profile role of leading the planning, organising, and directing of IWF’s Technical Development activities., The Head of Software Development will work closely with the Chief Technical Officer. 

Who we are

The IWF is the global expert body for tackling child sexual abuse images on the internet, wherever they are hosted in the world. Real children are abused and affected for life when images of their abuse are created and shared online. Eliminating them is our mission.
From our office in Cambridge, UK, we provide citizens in the UK and 42 other countries with a safe place to anonymously report online child sexual abuse. We work through our membership community of international internet companies, in collaboration with 51 hotlines in 45 countries, and together with our law enforcement and government partners globally to fight the problem.
Internet companies are being asked to demonstrate their leadership in creating a safer online world. Those companies who are IWF Members not only fund our work, they also use our valuable services to safeguard their networks; disrupting the sharing, hosting, and sale of images of children being sexually abused. We’re an ambitious organisation, striving to achieve even more as the world leaders in our field.

The job

Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer, you will be responsible for providing all round coding development and supervising a small team of software developers. You will have technical leadership, a high degree of attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Candidates should have agile development experience, ideally as a full stack developer with expertise in C#, .Net, source control and CI/CD pipelines. Experience of using and manipulating a variety of databases is essential as well as evidence of having operated in an environment of confidentiality. A strong understanding of internet technologies such as TCP/IP, DNS, HTML is essential as well as knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory requirements.

We would love to hear from you if you can:

●    Identify opportunities to use technology to fight CSAM
●    Provide expert technical development advice to other Senior Leaders and colleagues to ensure that IWF maintains pace with current and emerging technology
●    Lead and manage a high performing Software Development team
●    Manage external projects and partnerships where appropriate
●    Ensure all in-house technical development is current, fit for purpose and future-proofed
●    Liaise with key partners including Government and Law Enforcement, including representation on a number of project and strategic committees
●    Be an Ambassador for IWF in promoting the mission and strategy

IWF is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people from all sections of the community. We would like to encourage applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds and those with disabilities. 

Due to the current Covid restrictions, the post holder will be home-based initially (although some ad-hoc office days may still be required) and then a hybrid working arrangement of some home based and some office based days is likely in the future.  The IWF offices are fully accessible. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 2 July 2021 at 5pm.

Further Information and Interview Schedule

Formal Interview to take place week ending Friday 16 July 2021

Personal Interview to take place week ending Friday 23 July 2021

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

You will be required to view criminal images as part of this role. Mandatory counselling is provided.

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