Lead Engineer

Recruiter
ORDNANCE SURVEY
Location
Southampton
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
18 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Ordnance Survey has an opportunity available for a Lead Engineer to join the team based in Southampton. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of circa £53,000 per annum plus excellent benefits – this is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career. About us: Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain, and a world-leading geospatial data and technology organisation. As a reliable partner to government, business and citizens across Britain and the world, OS helps its customers in virtually all sectors improve quality of life. OS expertise and data supports efficient public services and infrastructure, new technologies in transport and communications, national security and emergency services and exploring the great outdoors. By being at the forefront of geospatial capability for more than 225 years, we’ve built a reputation as the world’s most inspiring and trusted geospatial partner. We offer fantastic benefits to our Lead Engineer: - Salary – Circa £53,000 - Performance related bonus - Competitive pension - 37 hour working week - 25 days annual leave - (30 days after five years) bank holidays and an extra 3 over Christmas - Training & Development - Paid volunteer day - Bike to Work scheme (with secure bike storage and excellent changing facilities) - Very generous staff benefits including over 500 discounts from national stores - Wide variety of sports and social clubs - Support for your health and wellbeing from eye care vouchers to health checks - Flexible working hours About the role: We are looking for a Lead Engineer with a strong background in Azure Cloud Technologies and C#, to join our Engineering group. You will bring a depth of knowledge in microservices architecture, continuous delivery and Azure technologies to build scalable, performant systems that are easy to maintain and support. Specifically, your technical knowledge will cover technologies such as C#, Azure Functions and Cosmos DB. Experience around Deployment, Debugging, Testing, Scaling and Monitoring modern cloud-based systems is desired. Providing technical leadership, is a key aspect of your role and you will look to continuously improve the engineering capability in all aspects of the engineering lifecycle through coaching and mentoring. You will have the opportunity to work with stakeholders (internal and external), Project Managers and Delivery Managers to help shape the project delivery and the team. You will be required to lead an agile team to understand business requirements and develop the appropriate solution that meets business needs. There will be the opportunity to provide 3rd Line level support for existing Live systems. Therefore, the abilities to learn quickly and think creatively are essential. Skills and experience required to be our Lead Engineer: You will need to demonstrate your track record against the following essential criteria: - Expert knowledge and skills in software engineering & industry best practice like TDD, BDD and automated testing - Expert knowledge in C# and Azure technologies - Demonstrable ability to lead, coach and mentor engineering teams - Excellent track record in influencing key business & technical stakeholders - Very good track record in development of technical strategies - Proven track record in implementing new engineering techniques within development teams Why not click ‘apply’ today? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join the world’s leading map making and big data organisation as our Lead Engineer. Closing date: Wednesday 19th October 2018

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