Lead Software Engineer

HM Land Registry
£46,203 - £50,537 per annum + Excellent Benefits
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting time for HM Land Registry as we aim to become the world's leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. We are now looking for a Lead Software Engineer to help us with our investment in delivering efficient and professional services to our customers. About Us HM Land Registry (HMLR) is a government department created in 1862 to register the ownership of land and property in England and Wales. Our mission is: "Your land and property rights: guaranteed and protected". We safeguard land and property ownership worth more than £4 trillion, including more than £1 trillion of mortgages. The Land Register contains more than 24 million titles, which show evidence of ownership, covering more than 84% of the land mass. We need a highly motivated and ambitious individual to join the team in leading and influencing our transformation from the highly efficient, productive and respected organisation we are now into the responsive, market-leading and exceptional organisation we will become. The role As Lead Software Engineer you will be located within one or more multi-functional teams and will carry out a wide variety of activities, from assisting the team to write code, breaking down complex technical problems and identifying steps towards solutions to coaching team members and engaging with non-technical stakeholders. You will take decisions about low and high level software design options and development tools, within the relevant strategic framework. You will be pioneers for innovation and look to gain endorsement to introduce new technologies where this best meet the needs of the business. This role balances a hands-on approach with a strategic outlook, working with other senior leads to ensure that the developed solutions meet the present and future requirements of HMLR and support end to end business needs. Our ideal Lead Software Engineer We are looking for an effective, self-motivated individual with a strong track record of building and running high volume, reliable and flexible services that are user focussed and continually improved through iterative development. You will have comprehensive and recent experience of designing and implementing and coding complex software systems (e.g. an active software developer currently engaged in architecting and building high volume digital services). In addition you will have knowledge of agile product management in particular determination of vision, objectives, goals and success criteria gained through practical experience. Career development - opportunities to network and work across government; - career progression, training and development opportunities; and - access to training opportunities including Civil Service Learning, which offers more than 70 classroom-based courses and online packages. What we offer our Lead Software Engineer - childcare vouchers towards the cost of childcare on contracted days of employment; - an employee recognition scheme; - long-service awards; - maternity and adoption leave of up to 26 weeks' full pay, followed by 13 weeks' statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid; - paternity leave allowance of two weeks plus four days' paid leave - paid time off for public service duties, for example if you are an armed forces reservist; and - paid volunteering leave. To continue your application and receive further information please click 'Apply' now to be redirected to our careers page.
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