Head of Technology (Services)

21 Apr 2021
21 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Want to do the best work of your life? Make your mark at Europe's leading entertainment brand. Our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work - a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine!

We are looking for a Head of Technology (Service), a great opportunity for an experienced and collaborative Tech leader to join Sky Digital Technology in a key role.

An opportunity to allow you the chance to:

- Provide leadership and management of the Digital Service Tribe based in Leeds Dock.
- Continue the high level of productivity through close stakeholder engagement and technical collaboration with internal and external partners.
- Evangelise innovation and technical excellence through our existing empowered and committed teams.
- Progress the established culture of inspection, adaption, and continuous improvement.

What you'll do:

- Responsibility for the management of all technical staff within the Tribe
- Remove impediments to productivity
- Maintain an appropriate headcount across the Tribe
- Ensure teams have (or to have access to) the correct technical skills to succeed
- Encourage controlled innovation in the delivery of both technology and processes
- Ensure technical platforms are secure, current and fulfil expected standards
- Timely removal of legacy platforms, before they become an impediment to progress.
- Constantly looking to optimise processes and reduce costs
- Provide the business with technical solutions that deliver a competitive advantage

What you'll bring:

- Previous background of working in a Head of Technology level role or towards this level.
- Experience of working with high performing development teams
- Strong Stakeholder Management experience across all levels of the business and throughout Technology stakeholder groups
- Budgetary experience - Capex / Opex budgets
- Strong background of fostering Continuous Improvement and Innovation across Teams.
- Experience of working in a fast-paced environment.

The rewards:

There is a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

- Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
- A generous pension package
- Private healthcare
- Discounted mobile and broadband

Where you'll work:


Our spacious tech hub is less than a mile from Leeds train station, with free water taxis available form Granary Wharf. There's also plenty of parking in the surrounding streets and at the nearby CitiPark.

You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym or we even have pool and table tennis tables.


We don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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