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Main Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and people leadership and mentoring/coaching to a discrete team of developers.
  • Ensure staff time is made available to participate in the planning activities for a release, such as requirements analysis, estimation and design
  • Drive the implementation activities for your teams committed deliverables ensuring balanced workloads for all team members including yourself.
  • Ensure team members have a comprehensive understanding of what tasks they are assigned, how these tasks fit into the bigger product/release picture, what the commitments/expectations are for the team in terms of deadlines, and drive the ongoing progression of these tasks to meet agreed deadlines
  • Proactively report progress of committed work items and exceptions, proposing mitigation solutions where risks arise for team’s deliverables. Reporting includes any agreed reporting requested by your manager, updating status views in formal communication channels (e.g. Confluence, SharePoint etc) and ad-hoc reporting to management of exceptions in a timely manner.
  • Ensure code reviews and unit testing are being completed for areas under your lead, and that these are consistently following departmental guidelines. Where no formal guidelines exist, work with peers to formulate and enforce such guidelines
  • Triage assigned software defects, agreeing priority with development manager and resource necessary code changes to meet agreed deadlines/SLA’s. Ensure that work on defect resolution does not impact on agreed product deliverables
  • Perform performance appraisals for team members. Highlight personal development issues to management and work together to plan actions to address.
  • Active involvement in the recruitment process including interviews and technical test preparation.

Key Relationships

  • Development Manager
  • Software Engineers
  • Architects
  • Business Analysts/Product Management
  • Quality Engineers
  • Support

Qualifications

Development Experience

  • Strong proven leadership skills and experience of leading small discrete teams of developers in achieving product deliverables
  • Good understanding of principles, theories, practices and tchniques for managing activities involved in planning, managing and implementing projects in an Agile environment
  • Significant strong all-round development experience gained from companies producing commercial software products
  • Expert level competencies and engineering skills in mainstream programming languages and development technologies with a clear understanding of the direction of the software industry.
  • In-depth, demonstrable experience of object-orientated programming as well as systems analysis and design experience as pertaining to formal software development lifecycles
  • Significant experience of formal software development methodologies.

Essential

  • In-depth experience of ASP.net webforms
  • In-depth experience of C# 3.5+ and Visual Studio 2010 and above
  • In-depth experience of object orientated programming
  • In-depth experience of data access using an ORM (e.g. Entity Framework) especially via LINQ-to-Entities
  • In-depth experience of SQL Server 2008 and above as an integrated application ROBMS
  • In-depth experience of developing commercial web-based Software.
  • A good understanding of ASP net WebAPI 2 RESTFUL services.

 Advantageous

  • Engineering of NET MVC 4+
  • Experience in Building/Maintaining Continuous Integration and Continuous Development systems
  • Experience of Angular or similar  javascript framework
  • Experience of Industry Design Patterns and Practices.

Competencies

  • Client & Customer Focus
  • Continual Improvement
  • Performance Focus
  • Innovation
  • Expert Knowledge
  • Technical Professional Expertise
  • Confidence & Communication
  • Managing Self

 

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Closing date:
15 Sep 2017

Location:
Leeds

Salary:
On application

Reference No.:
5001

Position type:
Permanent

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