Applications and Digital Development Team Lead

Spring Grp (Leeds)
£50k - £55000.00 pa
19 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Application Development Lead (Azure & Agile)


£50K - £55K (+ Car allowance and Bonus etc)

Location: Our client is based in the heart of Leeds within easy walk of public transport and the city centre and close to some great parking options if you choose to drive in!

The Company: Our client is a growing force within their market and offers the right candidate an established but growing corporate environment within which to grow. Due to a recent rebranding and re-organisation you will now act as part of a wider group, liaising and influencing (from the Leeds Office) with the wider IT function based in London. This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing environment which is in the process of investing in it's IT systems. Our client also has a history of investing in their staff and offers competitive remuneration and benefits packages.

The Role: You will be managing a team of developers in the creation of software solutions using a mixture of agile and waterfall methodologies, within an Azure environment. This role allows you to lead whilst maintaining a strong hands on presence. Acting as a member of the technical design authority, ensuring consistent technical design and architecture. Supporting the Head of Applications in the definition of, and execution against, the apps development roadmap. You will also need to manage tooling for managing the SDLC to promote BDD and TDD, as well as ensuring proper source code management, continuous deployment, product development and product retirement. This is an exciting and challenging role to identify, research, evaluate and select emerging technologies in order to deliver improvements in system functionality and avoid technical obsolescence.

The Projects: Recent investment means that you will be developing onto a newly implemented Cloud environment with all the pleasures and challenges this will entail. In the process of fully implementing an Agile environment you will need to have the gravitas and experience to help lead the way and help motivate the team. You will be developing greenfield projects , supporting new web services and portals.

*Experience in delivering solutions using best practice software development methodologies, both waterfall and agile using Microsoft Development Framework - BDD and TDD
*Expert in delivering API data management solutions both for internal and external use (public and partner availability)
*Expertise in implementing and governing applications under an enterprise framework such as TOGAF, Zachman, Gartner Methodology or the Federal Enterprise Architecture and implementing service oriented and object oriented architecture components and services
*Expert in implementing automated unit testing from an application development perspective
*Expert in UML design techniques
*Azure (other cloud based technologies will be considered)

The right person:

*Excellent product and people management skills
*Ability to prioritise and be flexible to change those priorities at short notice
*Able to demonstrate a practical approach to problem solving and commercial acumen
*Able to provide appropriate and understandable information to a wide ranging audience
*Must be able to work as part of a collaborative team to solve problems and assist other colleagues
*Ability to learn and embrace new technologies, programs and procedures
*Strong leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate teams

This is a great opportunity to join a market leader within a role where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and work predominantly in greenfield development and manage a small team of highly skilled developers.

My client is reviewing CV's and shortlisting for immediate interviews, so If you feel you have the required skills and would like to be considered please apply asap with your most up to date Word CV to; **********************

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Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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