Integrations Team Lead

Recruiter
Probe UK Ltd
Location
Sutton Coldfield
Salary
42000.0000
Posted
08 Feb 2017
Closes
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

You will become a part of a well-established development department working alongside highly capable software development professionals with the joint goal of re-platforming and modernising our existing legacy product suite, utilising industry standard best practices and user experience techniques.

As the Integrations Team Lead you will have the fantastic opportunity of building and leading a small group of talented and creative individuals including Developers, Quality Analysts and Product Owners to help integrate components of my client’s leading product suite as well as integrating their services with those of third party and partner systems. As well as leading the team you will also be directly involved with the hands on development of robust, scalable API solutions.

In addition to this you will also act as a Scrum Master for the team. You will help the team by facilitating ceremonies (Planning and Retrospectives), removing impediments, and working with the Product Owner to ensure value and quality are baked into the day to day process and the delivered software. You will be required to actively uphold agile processes, whilst promoting team self-organisation and regulation. In the role you should be looking for opportunity to improve XP techniques and practices such as Pairing, Continuous Integration, and Test/Behaviour Driven development.

You will need to sustain a harmonious and enjoyable atmosphere whilst advocating change, good practice and upholding exemplary working values while growing your teams’ capabilities through cross-functional working, training and learning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help to build an effective team of software development professionals with skills tailored to suit the needs of the team

  • Hands on development of robust, scalable API solutions using the .Net framework

  • Understand and advocate the team’s journey through Scrum/Agile and XP

  • Work with the team to define, prioritise and help manage the workload

  • Work with the Development Manager to shape, size, and grow teams based on skillsets

  • Conduct regular reviews and general line management tasks for the team (absence, lateness, annual leave etc.)

  • Work to understand team training requirements and resources (learning plans, innovation days and career progression plans)

  • Actively support and grow new members of staff in the team

  • Get involved with Quality Assurance and Business Analysis where appropriate

Person Specification:

Highly capable .NET developer with experience creating WebAPI, REST or WCF Web Services

  • SQL Server T-SQL with an excellent understanding of relational database design

  • Experience with unit testing and mocking frameworks

  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities

  • Experience leading an Agile development team to deliver projects

  • Work collaboratively and have willingness to take responsibility for your own development and that of the whole team

  • Personable, confident and hardworking, with excellent organisational and communication skills

  • Train, mentor, innovate and advocate Agile Methodologies (e.g. Pairing, Test Driven Development)

  • Ability to research and network within the agile and developer community to understand and support best practice

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration (CI) and deployment incorporating test automation

  • Have a good understanding of Software Design Patterns and emergent design

  • Experience line managing team members