Software Engineering Lead

Recruiter
hackajob Client
Location
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Posted
28 Nov 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Preferred Skills: C, PHP, C#, Java, .NET, C++. PHP, Scrum Master, Agile. <p style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><strong style="cursor: text;"><u style="cursor: text;">Software Engineering Lead</u></strong></p>
<p style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">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.</p>
<p style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">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.</p>
<p style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">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.</p>
<p style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><u style="cursor: text;">Main Responsibilities</u></p>
<ul style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">
<li style="cursor: text;">Leading a development team as they efficiently deliver features from a backlog (teams are roughly 4 &ndash; 8 members in size but this can vary depending on what we are delivering)</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Working closely with the Product Owner to ensure that the teams remain closely synchronised and upcoming features are adequately prepared for</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Providing technical leadership to our cross-functional agile product development teams</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Contributing to the effective design of new features and solutions</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">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)</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Mentoring and development of team members, ensuring they have the support required to achieve their full potential</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">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</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Promoting strong collaboration between teams, sharing best practice and helping clear potential blockers as you see them</li>
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<p style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><u style="cursor: text;">Essential Skills and Attributes</u></p>
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<li style="cursor: text;">Previous proven leadership experience</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Passionate collaborator with a focus on what is best for the team (both immediate and the wider group)</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Focus on continual improvement</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Strong and enthusiastic technologist, able to demonstrate a broad technical knowledge</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Extensive PHP development skills using modern PHP frameworks, grounded in PHP-FIG PSRs (or similar transferrable skills from an alternative development language)</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">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)</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Good understanding of modern development Build, Test and Deployment pipelines</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Experience working with Relational databases</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Excellent oral and written communication skills</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Clear focus on the customer, both internal and external</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">A strong understanding of SOA and API concepts, including security</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">A strong working knowledge of application development tools and methodologies</li>
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<p style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><u style="cursor: text;">Desirable Skills and Attributes</u></p>
<ul style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">
<li style="cursor: text;">Certified Scrum Master</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Experience in a Scrum Master role</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Experience working with matrixed/shared teams</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Experience of querying distributed data platforms and data warehouses</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Experience of TDD for contributing to automated test packs</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Active participation in the development community</li>
<li style="cursor: text;">Experience of MV* front-end frameworks</li>
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<p style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">We&rsquo;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.</p>
<p style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">LexisNexis&reg; 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&rsquo;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.</p>
<p style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; cursor: text; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">LexisNexis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.</p>

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