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Lead Engineer

Coherence Digital
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Technology & New Media
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- Oversee front-end and back-end development teams and their projects
- Monitor reliability and performance of all internal systems to suggest improvements
- Ensure compliance with security standards and agency policies
- Manage software development projects by fulfilling requirements, goals and timelines
- Contribute the engineering team's budget requirements e.g. training / tool licensing
- Design strategies for future development projects based on the company's overall objectives and resources
- Hire engineers and coordinate their training
- Implement innovative technologies
- Coordinate with external stakeholders for new integrations and tools
- Review and update policies relevant to internal systems and equipment

- Work experience as a lead engineer or in a similar senior-level position at an engineering department
- Experience with cloud technologies and modern human-computer interfaces
- Hands-on experience in back-end and front-end development in Drupal
- Good understanding of project management methodologies
- Leadership abilities
- BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field
- Acquia Certification
- Ability to contribute to the technical content required for project documentation
- Ability to contribute to the planning of projects

Drupal technical experience required
- Drupal setup, development, administration and configuration
- Experience with Acquia products and Drupal 7 - 9
- Hands-on custom module development including Drupal hooks.
- Experience with the Symfony framework
- Detailed understanding of using views, CCK, theming and multi-site development for localisation
- Currently in a technical role developing Drupal modules and administering Drupal sites

General technical experience required
- Proven experience with multiple development frameworks
- Broad understanding of server, security, and network configurations
- Experience with cloud based providers such as AWS
- Familiarity and experience using Git
- Demonstrable experience with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, React, SASS/LESS, and REST Frameworks.
- Experience managing technical risks and issues throughout the project
- Experience of PHP with MYSQL, composer and PHP dependency management
- Experience of PHP unit testing and frameworks, code reviewing, debugging and problem solving
- Preferable experience and understanding of building accessible websites to WCAG 2.1 standards and preferably the UK Government Design Principles
- Ability to review technical documentation and assess it for risk, ability to brief senior management on legal liabilities that might arise.

Managerial / Line management experience required
- Managing a team of 5+ backend and frontend developers
- Conduct code reviews with direct reports to ensure standards are upheld
- Work with direct reports to define technical solutions
- Support, inspire and mentor direct reports
- Define development team weekly meetings
- Conduct 121 meetings with each direct report to define career paths
- Drive continuous performance improvements in the team
- Ability to manage the time and workload of the team to achieve agency goals
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