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Software Engineering Team Lead

Home Office Digital, Data and Technology - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
£57,000 min - £62,700 max. An additional allowance of up to £11,300 is available for candidates with exceptional skills & experience.
Published on
13 February 2024
24 February 2024

So, what is a Software Engineering Team Leader at Home Office?

Your role is split into two equal parts, 50% of your time will be focused on your team's delivery, the quality they produce and the overall growth of the engineers within those teams including taking on line management responsibilities. The other 50% of your time will be to produce and execute and that means having skin in the game.

This can be in the form of writing code, testing solutions or any other way to help your team execute and release.

Your focus, primarily is on people & delivery, setting the direction, strategy and management of multiple projects. You’ll lead and coach a multidisciplinary team to build, improve, and maintain critical digital services relied upon by the UK public and government - This work matters.

🚀 Essential criteria  🚀

You’ll have a demonstrable passion for leading engineering teams with the following skills or proven experience in:

  • Backed or full stack development using modern web programming languages such as Java or PHP or JavaScript or NodeJS for example.
  • Defining RESTful APIs.
  • Building new services and establishing and developing common approaches, contributing to technical strategy, helping to deliver consistently and iterate quickly.
  • Leading test-driven development with a focus on automation.
  • Working within an agile environment.
  • Taking a “people first” approach and caring deeply about nurturing a healthy team culture.
  • Working through all aspects of the software delivery lifecycle with focus on continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • Understanding of our core tech stack - Java or C# or JavaScript.

Some of the benefits our engineers enjoy 💜

  • one of the higher starting salaries across the Civil Service
  • a Civil Service pension with employer contribution rates of between 26.6% and 30.3%, depending upon salary
  • 25 days annual leave on appointment, plus 8 days public holidays and 1 day for the King’s Birthday, rising further with service
  • flexible working options to enable you to achieve the work life balance that right for you including part-time, flexi time and job sharing 
  • training and development opportunities tailored to your role
  • an in-year bonus scheme
  • a culture encouraging inclusion and diversity 

This link is to a short guide on YouTube to employee benefits:

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