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Lead Developer

University of Birmingham - IT Services

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 with potential progression once in post to £58,284
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st December 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: 100908

An exciting opportunity for a lead developer to join the Student Acquisitions (TSAP) Product Team at the University of Birmingham as a Lead Developer As a lead member of this team, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and support of services running on the Microsoft Dynamics platform.

Main duties

Lead Developer

  • Lead enhancement of the product according to the product backlog through the design, development, and testing of the product.
  • Develop tactical and strategically significant digital solutions utilising multiple technologies.
  • Lead the use of source control systems to automate and enhance delivery processes.
  • Lead the use of Agile Scrum techniques to develop the product.
  • Grow and share knowledge of specific technical areas as required for the product.
  • Lead the ongoing technical support and advice for the product.
  • Lead on the collection of feedback from end users and other stakeholders.
  • Lead on the identification of accessibility requirements and implement solutions to the required standard.
  • Lead and mentor other technical members of the team including apprentices by providing technical leadership and vision in the team’s software development approach.
  • Champion the development and exploitation of Power Portals in the organisation
  • Initiate and manage investigation and development of new features in the product and identify and promote their benefits to the organisation
  • Collaborate with technical leads from other teams to share best practice, experience and knowledge

Product team member

  • Participate as a lead member of the team.
  • Actively participate in and promote Scrum events.
  • Collaborate with team colleagues to craft solutions together, with an ability to communicate technical needs to non-technical colleagues.
  • Work within (and be part of evolving) the Team Charter to ensure technical and documentation standards are met.
  • Keep abreast of technological practices and trends to continuously improve ways of working.
  • Assist the team in identifying potential solutions to user problems through Agile development practices.
  • Lead the development of systems on the Dynamics platform ensuring consistency with specified requirements.
  • Establish policy and strategy for the selection of system architecture components, and co-ordinates design activities.
  • Ensure that appropriate standards (corporate, industry, national and international) are adhered to.

Person specification

  • Meaningful and relevant experience of software development on the Dynamics platform
  • Extensive knowledge of Power Portals and Dynamics and familiarity with JavaScript, Liquid Templating Language, HTML and CSS
  • Experience of leading on the design and implementation of technical solutions
  • Experience of working within or leading an agile or product team
  • Experience with Continuous Deployment/Continuous Integration (CI/CD) processes
  • Experience using source control. Azure Dev Ops and Git knowledge advantageous
  • Knowledge in writing and applying automated tests
  • Knowledge of process automation an advantage
  • Experience of working with end users
  • Experience of user experience and user interface design advantageous
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analysis and troubleshooting skills
  • A continuous improvement mentality

Informal enquires to Natalie Gibbons, email: n.gibbons@bham.ac.uk

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button above or visit our careers website; https://edzz.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_6001/requisitions quoting 100908.

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