Lead Software Developer

Department for Education Digital - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
£49,269 - £56,863
Published on
9 March 2020
29 March 2020

Job description

You will:

As a Lead Software Developer, you will:

- Be the technical lead within a multi-disciplinary team, helping to build and run great digital services

- Work with the development community to ensure we build sustainable digital services

- Support and contribute to modern development standards, practices and techniques as part of our development community

- Mentor other developers on your team, helping ensure they’re building things to our standards, and identifying opportunities for collaboration

- Advocate user-centric, agile approaches which focus on rapid, effective delivery of high quality digital services

- Transform government into a modern, agile development centre by embedding practices like Test Driven Development, continuous deployment, and DevOps

- Support sharing of methods and technologies across teams, government, and the industry by helping to organise events

- Help publicise our achievements and learning through blog posts and social media

- Work with the Head of Profession and Principal Developer to build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance

- Participate in support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you’ll be paid an allowance)

- Help with developer hiring, making it a diverse and inclusive team.

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