Technical Lead



Recruiter: CCA Recruitment Group
Location: Manchester
Salary/Rate: £75K - £90K

Technical Lead


Salary Information: £75K - £90K

We have multiple roles for passionate lead developers & engineers who care about software excellence. They require people who are aware of latest trends and know how to adopt the most appropriate technology, strong advocates for the best engineering practices and love learning new skills.

This position requires significant experience and the ability to shape a new client engagement, coach other team members, provide technical leadership and be comfortable leading a development team on client sites. The organisational structure means you will be unconcerned with titles and hierarchy.

This role is perfect for those who are excited about problem solving and delivering innovative technology that carry real business value. There are opportunities to make an impact beyond your day-day project too, as the consultants regularly speak at conferences, get published and provide thought leadership as experts in software delivery.

About the role:

• Work on large-scale, custom-designed, multi-tier, enterprise-level software development projects using languages such as Java, Ruby and/or .NET, Scala, Clojure, Mobile and Python (to name a few)
• Design innovative, evolutionary architectures
• Build, support and mentor effective delivery teams
• Writing code alongside your development team
• Champion software quality and engender technical vision and ensuring clients are satisfied
• Ensure there is a balance between technical innovation and what’s right for the client by considering appropriate technology choices and understanding the business vision
• Champion Cross Functional Requirements
• Champion agile best practices and Continuous Delivery
• Be an ambassador and safeguard our reputation
• Build strong relationships with business people
• Learn something new everyday
• Facilitate problem solving and work with a team to make them reality.
• Work in a dynamic, collaborative, transparent, non-hierarchal, and ego-free culture where your talent is valued over a role title
• Develop your career outside of the confinements of a traditional career path by focusing on what you’re passionate about rather than a predetermined one-size-fits-all plan
• Help to grow the next generation of technical leaders and have a positive impact on the industry

Required skills:

• Hands-on development and delivery experience with a broad mix of languages and technologies
• Passion for software engineering and craftsman-like coding prowess
• Experience with architectural design whilst leading and inspiring software development teams
• Have helped lead development on large, custom-built object-oriented applications
• Great OO skills, including strong design patterns knowledge and enterprise integration
• Experience working with Agile, Lean and/or Continuous Delivery approaches and best practices, such as Continuous Integration, TDD, BDD, Infrastructure as Code etc.
• Ability to work in a variety of client settings and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
• Experience in communicating technical vision at a high and low level
• Ability to influence on a commercial and technical level
• Knowledge of software best practices like Refactoring, Clean Code, Domain Driven Design, Encapsulation etc.
• Experience of working in a forward thinking, OSS-centric environment

Our client works almost exclusively on customer sites providing a mix of delivery and consulting services, so you must be flexible about travel.

Our client offers an excellent competitive salary and benefits. Benefits include private medical insurance, travel insurance, income protection, critical illness, life assurance, pension scheme, child care vouchers, personal development budget, 25 days’ holiday and a ride2work scheme.

Contact details: Collette McAllister
0141 433 7057
07497 491 098


Posted on 13/12/2016

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