Development Team Lead

We’re looking for an experienced developer to take the lead development role in projects and provide guidance and support to all other projects. You would be leading a team of developers and ensuring you manage them in line with the departmental strategy to achieve our goals.

What you will do

Responsibilities

  • Ensure clear documentation and communication on all aspects of the project
  • Create accurate and reasonable estimates for all work
  • Ensure project approach and tooling is in keeping with team practices and methodologies
  • Create clear escalations points with the team and ensure progress and issues are documented
  • Ensure all of your own and the work of the teams that you lead is tested using appropriate tools and techniques. The approach and tools used should be discussed and agreed before a project begins.

Knowledge, skills, training and experience

  • Encourage the investigation of new technologies, ensure that the risk of new technology introduction is properly assessed and any potential impact is fully understood by all involved.
  • Ensure access to our (or clients) environment is performed securely. Any changes to environments must be discussed with senior team members and conducted in accordance with established methods and practices.
  • Participate in the development team support rota system.
  • Ensure that code review schedules are set at the beginning of a project and carried out. The output from these reviews will then be discussed at the team leader weekly meetings.
  • Ensure that project retrospectives are carried out after all development projects.
  • Get to know our clients, you will need to present and spend time on calls with them

Taking the Lead

    • Ensure that all team members have a personal development plan that complements the company’s requirements for staff official accreditation. Ensure that these plans are coordinated to ensure that at any given time we meet the required number of accredited staff members. 
    • Review feedback for team member’s appraisals and ensure that balanced feedback is sought. Implement and discuss actions based on feedback with the head of department.  Ensure that actions are monitored and progressed throughout the year.
    • Take responsibility for recruitment activity within your team and engage with recruitment agents.
    • Monitor the effectiveness of mentoring activity within the team and ensure that all team members are receiving appropriate support. Review mentoring activity and identify further training requirements (formal or informal).Where appropriate suggest, organise and assist with team social activities.

 

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From us to you

Benefits

Time to get refreshed

25 days annual leave plus 9 public holidays

Free fuel

Complimentary caffeine and fruity snacks

The Friday Social

The drinks are on us at the end of the week

Invest in your future

Join the contributory pension scheme

Superb social calendar

Including the best annual BBQ anywhere

Cut pollution

Get on your bike with the Cycle To Work Scheme

Healthy body & mind

Exclusive membership to the super hi-tech Village Gym

Equator loves families

Get enhanced maternity leave & Paternity leave

Contribute to grow

A commitment to ongoing training and development

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