Development Team Lead (Leeds)

£45,000 | Leeds | Permanent
Posted 2 months ago

IQ Tech are hiring for an experienced Development Team Lead to join our client, a leading software services specialist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

This role is to lead a team of developers in the analysis, definition, design, construction and unit testing of properly engineered software applications.

Skills and Experience Required:-

Strong proven leadership skills and experience of leading small discrete teams of developers in achieving product deliverables.

• In-depth experience of C# 3.5 and Visual Studio 2010 and above
• In-depth experience of webforms
• In-depth experience of object orientated programming
• In-depth experience of data access using an ORM (e.g. Entity Framework) especially via LINQ-to-Entities
• In-depth experience of SQL Server 2008 and above as an integrated application RDBMS.
• In-depth experience of developing commercial web-based Software.
• A good understanding of WebAPI 2 RESTful services


• Experience of .NET MVC 4
• Experience in Building/Maintaining Continuous Integration and Continuous Development systems
• Experience of Angular or similar javascript framework
• Experience of Industry Design Patterns and Practices.

The Role:-

• Provide technical and people leadership and mentoring/coaching to a discrete team of developers.
• Ensure staff time is made available to participate in the planning activities for a release, such as requirements analysis, estimation and design.
• Drive the implementation activities for your teams committed deliverables ensuring balanced workloads for all team members including yourself.
• Ensure team members have a comprehensive understanding of what tasks they are assigned, how these tasks fit into the bigger product/release picture, what the commitments/expectations are for the team in terms of deadlines, and drive the ongoing progression of these tasks to meet agreed deadlines.
• Proactively report progress of committed work items and exceptions, proposing mitigation solutions where risks arise for team’s deliverables. Reporting includes any agreed reporting requested by your manager, updating status views in formal communication channels (e.g. Confluence, SharePoint etc) and ad-hoc reporting to management of exceptions in a timely manner.
• Ensure code reviews and unit testing are being completed for areas under your lead, and that these are consistently following departmental guidelines. Where no formal guidelines exist, work with peers to formulate and enforce such guidelines.
• Triage assigned software defects, agreeing priority with development manager and resource necessary code changes to meet agreed deadlines/SLA’s. Ensure that work on defect resolution does not impact on agreed product deliverables.
• Perform performance appraisals for team members. Highlight personal development issues to management and work together to plan actions to address.
• Active involvement in the recruitment process including interviews and technical test preparation.

This role offers a competitive salary and benefits including:- Pension, Bonus, Season Ticket Loan, Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance, Childcare Vouchers, Tastecard, Cycle to Work Scheme and more.

Please apply now for immediate consideration or contact Georgina at IQ Tech on 01423 878 660 for further details.

For more information about this role, please contact:

Sam Baillie
01423 878 679

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