Software Development Team Lead

Ashtead Plant Hire Company Limited
Warrington, UK
05 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A-Plant is the UK's largest and most successful equipment hire business spanning more parts of the sector than any other business in the UK. We are at the leading edge of equipment, safety, and innovation within the industry and strive to be at the forefront of technological advancements for ourselves and each of our 30,000 customers. In order to fulfill this position, A-Plant has implemented and operated bespoke software solutions designed and built to drive the business forward over the past 30 years.

We now have an opportunity for a Software Developer Team Leader in our team based at our Warrington Support Office on Birchwood Business Park. You will be responsible for maintaining and developing these internal and customer-facing, business-critical and innovative applications, in both new and legacy technologies where appropriate. You will also provide exceptional technical support over these applications to ensure any faults are quickly and effectively resolved.

In the Dev Lead role, you will have people management skills as your role will be approx. 30% managerial and 70% hands-on technical. You will have line management responsibility for members of your team, along with project/sprint deliveries. You will be expected to support and mentor your team and lead on the architectural designs of our platforms at both a design/delivery and pre-sales phases.

A-Plant operates a bespoke Agile framework based around SCRUM and KANBAN wrapped with Waterfall project management principles at a program level to ensure the correct prioritisation and scoping of deliverables. You will be expected to be involved in the normal sprint cycles and planning/review sessions as well as the iterative build, test, and deployment as part of your relevant delivery team.

What will you need to succeed?

You will need to be Degree Level qualified or above in a related subject (Computer Science etc.) or have demonstrable experience with Professional Certification in relevant technologies.

You will have demonstrable knowledge and abilities in relevant web technologies :
  • HTML 5
  • CSS
  • MVC/Web Forms
  • C#
  • JavaScript/JQuery/ReactJS
  • Web API
  • T-SQL
  • Classic asp
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Coded Unit Tests/Integration tests
  • Azure SaaS /PaaS platforms (preferable)

Additional Skills:
  • Understanding/Experience of ALM and CI/CD Tooling (Azure DevOps)
  • Experience of appropriate 2nd/3rd generation source control solutions (GIT, TFVC)
  • Technical Design Principles and Practices (SOLID)
  • Relevant Development IDE (Visual Studio 2017 +, SSMS, Visual Studio Code, etc.)
  • ReSharper
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexible and able to accept changing priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a small or medium-sized team
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Knowledge of the current and upcoming technologies and languages/techniques
  • Architectural modelling

In return, we can offer a great working environment with a competitive salary and pension scheme and a fantastic flexible rewards programme (including buy and sell annual leave and fantastic retail discounts).

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