Lead Developer | Inspire People

Inspire People

Job Title: Lead Developer
Employer: Inspire People
Location: London, United Kingdom
Salary: £55400 – £74600 per annum + Up to 27% Pension & Benefits
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: JS-JOB-2901


Job Details:

Join a team at the heart of the global economy! The Department for Business and Trade (“DBT”) and Inspire People are partnering together to bring you an exciting opportunity for Lead Developers to provide technical leadership to the developers in one project team, or a small number of related project teams You will work together with other Lead Developers and the Head of Software Engineering to help shape policies, standards and drive forward the profession. Salary between £55,400 to £74,600 plus excellent Civil Service benefits including 27% pension contribution. Salary is dependent on location and technical skills as assessed at interview. Flexible, hybrid working from London, Cardiff, Darlington, Belfast, Birmingham, Salford and Edinburgh.

You’ll be an expert in various technical areas, or a specialist with very deep knowledge in a particular technical area, who can guide other developers. You’ll deliver user-centred features and services rapidly within an agile environment and champion code quality through developer ownership and emerging technologies. You’ll provide technical leadership, coaching and mentoring for your team, communicate with your stakeholders and work closely with colleagues in other disciplines and teams to ensure work is efficiently delivered.

Main responsibilities
. Deliver high quality user-centred features and services within an agile environment
. Champion community of practice within DDaT to prioritise code ownership and quality
. Transform DDaT into a modern, agile development centre by embedding practices like Test Driven Development (TDD), Pair Programming, Prototyping/MVP, Continuous Integration and Deployment of small, frequent code changes
. Mentor, coach and support colleagues to deliver to our standards that reinforce industry standard best practices
. Work with your peers to improve our tools, technologies, guidance and standards. Work with the developer community to define and document technical standards.
. Support sharing of methods and technologies across teams, government, and the industry by helping to organise events
. Support developer hiring, shape our in-house team, to make it more diverse and inclusive
. Line manage developers to deliver great results, learn and grow, and progress their careers

Skills and experience
It is essential that you have:
. Experience coaching or mentoring team members and nurturing professional development
. Good communication and stakeholder management skills, translating technical information to non-technical audiences
. Broad experience in different coding languages or a specialist in a particular technical area such as Python, Django, Node.js
. Experience working with APIs, databases, and cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure

In return, you can expect a planned, transparent progression with learning and development tailored to your role, an environment with flexible working options and a culture encouraging inclusion and diversity, plus the following benefits:
. Salary of £55,400 to £74,600 depending on skills as assessed at interview
. Flexible, hybrid working from London, Cardiff, Darlington, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, Salford
. Training and development tailored to your role with study days and certifications expensed
. Annual leave starting at 26 days per annum plus statutory bank holidays rising to 33 days with service
. An excellent Civil Service pension scheme starting at 27% employer contribution

Additional information

  • Apply before 12pm July 1st 2024
  • This role requires SC clearance, a condition of which is to have been present in the UK for 3 out of the past 5 years
  • DBT does not hold a UK Visa & Immigration (UKVI) Skilled Worker License sponsor and are unable to sponsor any individuals for Skilled Worker Sponsorship

If you are an experienced Senior or Lead Developer looking to enhance your career and make a difference across a function that will make a real difference to the UK economy, then apply today or contact Steve Wall at Inspire People on (see below) in complete confidence for further information.



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