Software Engineering Lead

hackajob Client
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
28 Nov 2018
29 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Preferred Skills: C, PHP, C#, Java, .NET, C++. PHP, Scrum Master, Agile. Software Engineering Lead

LexisNexis Risk Solutions is seeking a Software Engineering Lead with a strong development background in PHP (or a similar language) to lead one of our Cardiff based development teams. Our teams are collaborative, forward thinking and agile with a strong focus on continual improvement.

We support multiple products with a challenging and exciting set of features and provide real opportunity for our teams to contribute to the success of the organisation. This role requires a strong technologist with excellent leadership skills. The focus will be on leadership of the team, with opportunity to contribute technical expertise and to step in when the team needs hands-on support.

As a Software Engineering Lead, you will be a leading member of our team working with a diverse range of technologies and disciplines. You will enjoy working in a friendly environment and benefit from our investment in staff.

Main Responsibilities

Leading a development team as they efficiently deliver features from a backlog (teams are roughly 4 – 8 members in size but this can vary depending on what we are delivering)
Working closely with the Product Owner to ensure that the teams remain closely synchronised and upcoming features are adequately prepared for
Providing technical leadership to our cross-functional agile product development teams
Contributing to the effective design of new features and solutions
Leading on development and delivery of features across the full stack (including use of modern PHP frameworks, front-end frameworks, HPCC (our big data platform, training provided) and other tools as required to deliver a feature)
Mentoring and development of team members, ensuring they have the support required to achieve their full potential
Being a member of the local Technology leadership team, contributing to the effective day-to-day running of our teams and helping develop and progress longer term strategies
Promoting strong collaboration between teams, sharing best practice and helping clear potential blockers as you see them

Essential Skills and Attributes

Previous proven leadership experience
Passionate collaborator with a focus on what is best for the team (both immediate and the wider group)
Focus on continual improvement
Strong and enthusiastic technologist, able to demonstrate a broad technical knowledge
Extensive PHP development skills using modern PHP frameworks, grounded in PHP-FIG PSRs (or similar transferrable skills from an alternative development language)
Strong experience in Kanban or Scrum (or in lieu of this, clear understanding of the methodologies and enthusiasm to lead and be part of such a team)
Good understanding of modern development Build, Test and Deployment pipelines
Experience working with Relational databases
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Clear focus on the customer, both internal and external
A strong understanding of SOA and API concepts, including security
A strong working knowledge of application development tools and methodologies

Desirable Skills and Attributes

Certified Scrum Master
Experience in a Scrum Master role
Experience working with matrixed/shared teams
Experience of querying distributed data platforms and data warehouses
Experience of TDD for contributing to automated test packs
Active participation in the development community
Experience of MV* front-end frameworks

We’re a superb company to work for, with great people, great benefits, world class technology, market leading products, a culture of innovation and collaboration, and superb career prospects.

LexisNexis® has been managing sensitive data for more than 40 years, supporting 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies and we currently do business with 8 of the world’s top 10 banks. We also have customers in more than 100 countries worldwide, providing them access to 45 billion total records from 10,000+ different sources, that are all processed through our unique HPCC Systems at over 90 million transactions per hour.

LexisNexis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.

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