Development Lead

Recruiter
RCDTS
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
12 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As a Development Lead, you will ensure the team adopts a consistent approach to the Development and Testing activities embracing up-to-date practices based on optimising the use of automation throughout project delivery and service operations. You will undertake the Line Management of a mixed team of junior to more experienced personnel, providing support for them to grow their capabilities and acting as a mentor/coach where applicable and you will encourage the principle of self-organising teams within an effective governance framework with a risk based approach to provide high quality software in a cost effective and timely manner.

This vacancy is for Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS) which was set up in 2015 as a subsidiary of HMRC’s Chief Digital & Information Officer Group and has one of the largest customer bases in the world. This is an exciting time for our organisation as we embark on a bold plan to make HMRC one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world.

There are various delivery groups within our division and this vacancy is within Case Management who develops innovative solutions to improve resilience and performance of its services and to enhance user experience; they design, build and run services that are based primarily on Documentum and Pega technologies, however, these have recently been augmented by other tools, including Java and AngularJS. We are embracing Open Source and Cloud technologies to help us support HMRC’s drive to Make Tax Digital.

Essential Knowledge, Criteria and Skills

• Extensive experience in developing and leading IT delivery staff in a large, complex IT environment.
• Demonstrable experience in leading multiple teams across multiple locations.
• Experience managing usage of Development and/or Test Automation tooling and processes – such as Sonarcube, Selenium Web-driver, SoapUI, Cucumber etc.
• In-depth experience of TDD and BDD.
• Experience of developing and testing solutions in Cloud environments.
• Experience of introducing Test Automation – including in a ‘legacy’ IT context.
• Have a deep understanding of how business processes are integrated with IT services and the challenges involved in doing so.
• Experience with DevOps and Agile Delivery Frameworks.
• Proactive, strong leader who has a proven ability to collaborate with staff at all levels.
• Good communicator with strong presentation skills.
• Mentoring and Coaching of less-experienced staff to pass on knowledge.

Desirable Knowledge, Criteria and Skills

• Experience of working with Pega and/or Documentum in an agile environment.
• Has an understanding and knowledge of how IT architecture impacts delivery processes and quality.
• ECM Practitioner certification
• Has a working knowledge of agile and Lean concepts as applied at scale;
• Holds the values of the Agile Manifesto and applies the principles behind the Agile Manifesto.
• ISTQB Advanced Test Manager certification or equivalent (or if applying internally be prepared to achieve this within 6 months of taking up duty).

If you are interested in this role and match the criteria above, please apply for this vacancy and a recruiter will be in touch with you to explain the next steps

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