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Lead IT Developer

Employer
Wey Education
Location
Powys, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Dec 2020

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

We have a new opportunity for a Lead IT Developer to join the team. Starting 4th January 2021, you will be working remotely from home on a full-time basis and in return you will receive a highly competitive salary of up to £65,000 per annum.

Wey Education plc is the AIM listed holding company of an educational group providing services online worldwide. Using state-of-the-art digital technology, Wey operates two established divisions - InterHigh, a non-selective fee-paying online secondary school, established in 2005 and a B2B division serving other educational providers, schools, local authorities, and other public bodies, Academy21.

With a 15-year track record, Wey is the UK's leading company in this sector and has successfully educated thousands of students over its history. Although "for profit", Wey is conscious that its services directly affect the lives of its pupils and students and therefore strives to ensure they achieve outstanding progress and outstanding results.

Wey Education plc have established a new role of Lead IT Developer to lead the strategic delivery and support enterprise IT platform development opportunities in new technology innovation.

As part of the Wey Technology Team as our Lead IT Developer, you will be responsible for:

- Provide technical, architectural and line management leadership to all members of the IT Development Team

- Lead coding (C#), design and architecture of all Wey applications using Microsoft Azure cloud platform (PaaS and IaaS) and Dynamics 365

- Lead the delivery of Wey applications using Azure and .NET Core, DevOps, and private API development, serverless and messaging architectures, public and private networking, relational and non-relational databases, and automated testing technologies.

- Lead the delivery of new initiatives in artificial intelligence, gamification, and virtual reality

- Continuously analysing technology partner relationships and solutions, using influence and decision-making capabilities to ensure that the Wey will optimise costs, capability and performance of IT systems and services

We are looking for a highly successful and proven senior IT professional to deliver high priority development and IT development projects which will help deliver Wey 2.0. The role will report directly to the CTO for direction and management.

Skills and Qualifications our ideal Lead IT Developer will have:

- Relevant technical and academic qualification an advantage e.g. relevant Microsoft MCP exams, Azure certification

- Extensive knowledge of Common Architectural Patterns - particularly API-driven design and microservices.

- Extensive Solution Design, development, and delivery experience in diverse and complex environments

- In-depth familiarity with solution design and delivery in technologies such as:

* Artificial Intelligence

* Gaming

* Dynamics 365

* Kubernetes container orchestration, Docker

* C#, React, CSS

- Architecture and solution design expertise in private cloud environments.

- DevOps techniques and processes (dependency management, build orchestration, branch management, artefact repositories).

- Extensive business-facing experience, including experience working with senior managers on high-profile IT design or delivery projects.

Benefits of becoming our Lead IT Developer include:

- A Company Pension

- 25 days holiday, pro rota

- Life Cover

- Employee Cash Plan Programme

- Employee Discount Programme

Wey is at the forefront of the movement towards e education, which is likely to grow exponentially over the coming years.

The company has a proprietary, cutting edge software platform which means that it is well ahead of the competition.

There is an opportunity for exposure to lead the implementation of cutting-edge technology within a vibrant organization for the successful candidate.

Please click 'apply' today to join Wey Education plc as our Lead IT Developer and be a key part of its growth as Wey changes the face of education worldwide - we would love to hear from you.

Wey Education plc is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practise across the school
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