Application Development Lead - Wakefield

  • Category
    Development Roles - Development manager / Team Leader
  • Location
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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Application Development Lead - Wakefield - Salary up to £50kpa
Spring Technology is currently seeking a Digital Development Lead, for a global insurance company going through a digital transformation to unify their online offering.

The role of the Digital Development Lead is focussed on providing technical direction to the team and carrying out day-to-day management of the team. They ultimately aim to provide an environment in which the team can be effective. This will include responsibility for quality of all application development and working with the Head of Digital Delivery to ensure continuous improvement of the development methods.

This is also a technical role and the successful candidate will be an experienced web developer able to technically lead the team.

*Works closely with the business to establish requirements for new or amended systems.
*Designs, codes, tests, corrects and documents large and/or complex programs and program modifications from specifications using agreed standards and tools, to achieve a well-engineered result.
*Takes technical responsibility for all stages in the software development process.
*Works with Application Support Analysts to Investigate, establish root cause and remediate operational incidents.
*Investigates operational needs and problems, and opportunities, contributing to the recommendation of improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes and organisation.
*Manages the workload of the team, ensuring that work is spread as evenly as possible and in order to plan, estimate and carry out programmes of systems development work to time, budget and quality targets and in accordance with appropriate standards.
*Eliminates key person risk by cross training staff and ensuring all systems are supportable by an absolute minimum of two team members.
*Takes the initiative to keep both own and subordinates' skills up to date and to maintain an awareness of developments in IT.
*Conducts performance appraisals for the team and when necessary, manages poor performance.
*Takes part in selection interviews, both for team members.
*Maintains a succession plan and skills Matrix for the team, supporting the development and career progression of those in the team.
*Mentors, coaches or manages team members.

Key Skills and Experience:
*In depth Technical Application Development skills in one or more languages including a subset of Java, C# (ASP.NET), PHP, objective C, python, React
*Knowledge and experience of some of the following:
oDesign patterns
oSitecore or similar CMS
oLow code solutions (especially Outsystems)
oRPA Solutions (especially UI Path)
*Experience of working in an Agile environment with SCRUM
*Knowledge of good quality processes including code review, unit test, coding standards, appropriate documentation.
*Effective Communication, including the ability to explain technical information to non-technical people.
*The ability to manage a team successfully; resolving issues, encouraging full participation, promoting good morale, sharing credit for success, supporting staff and developing the team. Spring acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Spring Group UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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