Lead Developer - Wokingham
Do you want to gain real recognition and you help shape the future of digital in our sector. Like what you hear? Read on!
Leaders Romans Group is one of the leading pioneers within the property industry. The group comprises two consumer facing brands (Romans and Leaders) both have experienced rapid growth on the principle of evolving to our customers’ needs. The group has ambitious plans to become a front-runner in digital, this not only includes developing sophisticated websites to; increase our client base, improve client retention and client experience - but to also establish new touch points via new digital platforms (e.g. mobile applications, client portals, artificial intelligence, virtual reality) to ensure the group maintains a competitive advantage.
About the role
In this fantastic new role, you will be responsible for leading development and mentoring a team of developers to orchestrate the delivery of high quality solutions that meet best practises, whilst also providing peer code reviews and getting stuck into complex projects. You will be a key component as you work closely with our Senior Digital Project Manager (SDPM), Head of Digital Marketing (HoDM) and Head of Digital Development (HoDD) to develop our digital road-map that will shape the business for years to come. It’s also important that you also have a commercial eye, as new projects will need to be assessed for their commercial viability against the internal development overhead - you will work closely with the SDPM to establish development times and costing, whilst always ensuring that your team deliver projects to time and budget. It is key that you are a good communicator and are able to manage and maintain multiple projects, our SDPM will work to ensure that development is never laboured from internal or external stakeholders.
·Recruit a team of highly skilled developers
·Lead and mentor your team to deliver the highest quality output by adhering to software quality standards agreed by the team and wider business
·Be able to understand and be able to instil the importance of the principles of good software design/development
·Understand the importance of security and governance and how to facilitate this protection, thus allowing the business to follow the highest levels of compliance
·Ensure that working practises are effective and that they enable your team to improve their skills
·Be the connection between your team and the outside world - Daily liaison with the SDPM and HoDD
·Act as an example to all the developers, be the advocate of learning and taking time to do so
·Deliver projects to plan and schedule
·First rate communication skills that allow you to convey technical information clearly and concisely - to non-technical staff
·Able to set high working standards for yourself and your team, these standard will be the key driver of performance
·Actively contribute to the team/work environment, in which the team are encouraged to work co-operatively
·Ability to prioritise, organise, schedule activities and resources to ensure the delivery of results within deadlines
·Receptive to the to change and adaptable to changing priorities/projects
·Show a desire and willingness to address the vision of the business
·Enthusiastic, confident and able to lead a team to deliver high quality digital projects
·A personable individual that can build relationships with colleagues and suppliers
·Commercially astute - enabling you to build commercial costs into projects, which can be communicated back to the SDPM (who will build the project plans)
·Able to motivate project teams to deliver high quality output, to plan and to budget
·Able to proactively identify problems with meeting projects deadlines before they happen, and be able to quickly and decisively come up with plans to resolve issues
·Well versed in managing multiple projects simultaneously
·Have good understanding of Agile Software Development principals, practices and processes
·Able to work flexibly and be adaptable to work on various projects
·Be able to question the status quo and find identify opportunities to be more efficient and effective in what you and the team deliver
·Ability to apply object-oriented principles to information and software design
·Strong software development skills across the life-cycle
In return we offer a competitive salary package, full induction and training, and the opportunity to grow your expertise at an expanding company that can offer you a rewarding and progressive career.
Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, if you are not contacted within 10 days then your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. Please keep reviewing our vacancies in case a suitable position arises in the future. We wish you every success with your job search.
The closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we would advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.