Software Development Lead (Principal)

18 May 2018
12 Jun 2018
Allan Burry
Clearance Level
Job Type

Job Role: Software Development Lead (Principal)
Location: Manchester
Type: Permanent
Salary/Rate: Competitive Salary
Start Date: ASAP
Clearance: DV or willing to undergo

Software Development Lead (Principal) - Permanent - Manchester - DV or willing to undergo

A fantastic opportunity to join my client in Greater Manchester. We develop software using a variety of Agile methodologies and you will be involved fully in the software development lifecycle, working closely with the entire team in a truly Agile environment. Working for my client you, will be part of a growing team, working alongside world class partner organisations. My client supports on-going professional development through both formal and on-the-job training to help you further develop your career and develop your management and leadership potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership of an Agile Software Delivery Team from both a technical and behavioural perspective.
  • Develop a high performing team with a focus on software excellence
  • Effective Line Management of the Software Engineers in your team (typically 5-7) including facilitating their personal development.
  • Mentoring of team members and colleagues beyond your line management remit.
  • Hold accountability for the software produced by your team.
  • Own the standards of software engineering practice applied in your team.
  • Drive the continuous improvement of practice and code within your team.
  • Design and develop new product functionality within the context of an Agile software delivery team.
  • Collaborate with your peers on Technical strategy within your teams.

Skills / Experience:

  • Extensive experience of applying Design Patterns to complex problems.
  • Experience in one or more software languages such as Java, C++, C#, Python, Javascriprt, J2E
  • Extensive experience working in an Agile delivery team.
  • Considerable experience using Continuous Integration.
  • Significant experience using TDD.
  • Significant experience using BDD.
  • Comprehensive understanding of SOLID.
  • Experience of applying Software Architecture Patterns.
  • Experience designing and building enterprise level web applications, services or embedded software.
  • Good working knowledge of at least 2 compiled languages.
  • Good working knowledge of at least 2 scripting or interpreted languages.
  • Familiarity with Data gathering, visualisation techniques and tools.
  • Familiarity with structured and unstructured storage of Data.
  • Understanding of virtualisation.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience working in a continuous delivery environment.
  • Experience working with infrastructure as code technologies.
  • Experience working with Big Data technologies.
  • Experience working with cloud technologies and distributed systems.
  • Experience working with containerisation.
  • Experience working on military or government projects.
  • Experience working with secure development techniques.
  • Knowledge of information security best practice.

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