Lead Developer - Kent

Recruiter
B C T Resourcing
Location
Westerham
Salary
£45,000 - £55,000 per annum
Posted
03 Oct 2017
Closes
04 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Position: Lead Developer
Location: Westham, Kent
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 Per Annum + Benefits
Job type: Full Time Permanent

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our Systems & Development department as a hands-on Development Team Leader, leading a team of highly skilled developers and delivering complex internal development projects across a variety of products and technologies.

Working closely with other team leaders you will ensure the structured and coordinated planning of your teams development. Your technical background and experience will ensure you can offer the support and guidance required being able to support and assist developers at code level.

To apply for this role, in addition to having a proven management background you must also have proven technical capability and a track record in software development combined with experience in the leadership of software development teams and delivery of projects within a software development environment. You will be joining a team of diverse skills and experience and the job requires a motivated individual who is experienced in taking responsibility and can independently deliver results on both departmental and business projects.

Duties & responsibilities:
Line management and personal development of a team of Junior and Mid-level skilled developers
Managing the delivery of multiple complex simultaneous system development projects from design through to release
Capable of understanding and contributing to the technical solution from design through to code level
Working closely with the UAT Team Leader to produce estimates and manage the transition from analysis through to design and delivery
Provide regular and effective progress updates to and work closely with the Systems & Development Manager to ensure the management of any delivery risks or issues
Define delivery phases of the project including activities, sub-activities, and milestones ensuring these are documented and used as the basis for the project event log, issues and risk log and any subsequent reporting
Ensure awareness, involvement and support from the key stakeholders and participants by building strong project teams and maintaining robust communication on the project status throughout its life cycle
Participate in reviews and meetings and provide updates on project progress
Take responsibility for ensuring that risks and issues are identified and managed closely and drive all stakeholders to deliver on time and to the required quality standards
Work closely with relevant teams internally to ensure alignment and coordination across operations as part of the seamless implementation of existing and new systems
Contributing to post implementation reviews helping to demonstrate success or otherwise of projects Supporting project resource scheduling and department capacity planning
Contribution to the definition of departmental and systems strategies and progression of any allocated objectives
Ownership, development and management of allocated departmental processes
Work on a wide range of projects involving the implementation of new and existing systems, solutions and processes
Take responsibility for making key decisions to ensure the successful implementation of all initiatives

Personal Profile:
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent communication skills (telephone and written)
Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
Sound judgment
Initiative
Flexible
Detail-oriented

Experience:
Experience of people management and the ability to lead and influence others
Experience in formal personal development planning and individual, team and process performance management
Proven experience in leading and managing the delivery of system/software development projects in a structured environment
Experience in a variety of software development approaches and methodologies including Agile and Waterfall
Experience in both architecture and implementation-level software design
Experience in requirements capture, analysis techniques and process improvement approaches
Experience in the development of software and websites using PHP, HTML and MySQL technologies
Strong facilitation and coaching skills
Excellent personal organisation and ability to prioritise and carry out multiple tasks
Able to influence and drive projects to meet key milestones and overcome challenges
Comfortable working without routine supervision
A desire to remain technically capable and an expert in current technologies

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Non-negotiable skills required:
Experience of people management and the ability to lead and influence others
Experience in the development of software and websites using PHP, HTML and MySQL technologies
Experience in leading and managing the delivery of system/software development projects in a structured environment
No flexibility on the salary
Not looking for contractors/freelancers, as this will be an office-based role.
Benefits:
Potential Annual bonus
Private Medical Insurance and Zurich
Life Assurance
Perkbox
Parking Space

Interview process:
Prior to the F2F interview, the candidates will be sent the following online tests:
Personality Profile (25 min)
PHP Developer(15 min)
GIT Software (15 min)
HTML5 (15)

KEY SKILLS:
PHP, HTML, MySQL, people management and leadership

If you have further inquiries about this role, please dont hesitate to contact our office at: 0203371 7671
This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/76683515