Technical Lead

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Position Title: Technical Lead/Team Leader

Position Type: Permanent

Role Purpose/ Summary:

Responsible for technical and team leadership, during the analysis, definition, design, construction, testing, installation, modification, and maintenance of properly engineered content information systems, containing software as the major component, to meet agreed business needs.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • May lead a small to medium sized development team, optionally may have formal line management for team members.
  • Responsible for the technical design of software systems and components, working within the overall technical framework or direction set by an architect.
  • Produces task and project estimates, often at feasibility and time-box milestones.
  • Leads, or is solely responsible for the technology portion of feasibility assessment, communicating technical issues and challenges to a non-technical audience.
  • Works closely with the project manager to break down and allocate development and project tasks.
  • Is responsible for task allocation and progress monitoring, ensuring tasks deliver to agreed schedules.
  • Acts as a point of escalation within the project for technical, design and delivery issues.
  • May manage work allocation for one or more external development teams.
  • Works with support representatives to agree release of software systems or components.

Along with other developers:

  • Works closely with internal stakeholders, including editorial and product management representatives to ensure solutions are fit for purpose.
  • Creates and executes unit testing and integration testing ensuring software meets requirements.
  • Contributes to the creation of design and may lead the design of less complex components.
  • May provide technical support to operations or other development teams.
  • Creates, reviews, and maintains all required technical documentation related to assigned software to ensure supportability and reuse.
  • Reviews work of peers and more junior developers.
  • Assists in identification and implementation of short-term and long-term solution options.
  • Participates in project planning sessions with team members to analyze development requirements, provide design options and estimate work for small to medium sized software components.
  • Provides timely status updates for areas of individual responsibility within projects directly to project supervisor, team leader or project manager.
  • Actively participates in team meetings, scrum meetings and general status meetings.
  • Develops software using disciplined software development processes, adhering to team/company standards and software best practice guidelines, and corporate policies.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • A proven ability to produce good quality and well architected code without supervision.
  • Good knowledge of the Java programming language.
  • Some previous experience leading a team of software developers, or other relevant team leading experience.
  • An in-depth technical knowledge, driving an ability to make sound technical decisions.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Angular JS or similar Java script frameworks
  • Elasticsearch
  • Apache Hadoop (HDFS/HBase etc.)
  • Apache Spark (Scala & Java)
  • Spring MVC
  • Apache Kafka
  • AWS (ElastiCache, Amazon Dynamo, EMR etc.)
  • Experience with Microservices development

Useful Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of testing methodologies and tools.
  • Knowledge of source control techniques including branching, merge etc
  • Development experience using database technologies
  • Working knowledge of XML, XSLT and associated processing technologies
  • Working knowledge of web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, AngularJS, Bootstrap.
  • Task management using Jira.
  • Experience implementing software as a service.
  • Working knowledge of DSDM or other agile methodology
  • Some knowledge of the UNIX OS and bash scripting.

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