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Lead Software Developer


West Yorkshire Permanent £55000 - £70000 per annum + pension and benefits

Our client is a department of The Government and they are currently going through a very high-profile digital transformation and are recruiting for a Lead Software Developer to join the business.

As a Lead Software Developer, you will provide technical leadership to a team of Software Engineers along with providing oversight to the products they develop.

You will own the team’s software development process along with setting the strategies for products and the wider community.

You’ll contribute to the Architectural & Software Engineering principles, which will help ensure the systems are fit for purpose.

You are a skilled practitioner and role model in software craftsmanship. Responsible for ensuring best practices are adhered to across the department and guiding teams on how to deliver a quality product.

With a focus on stability, availability and quality, you will be accountable for the code your teams produce.


– Experience of leading multiple Software Engineer teams in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, delivering products within specific time-scales and working alongside multiple senior stakeholders

– Experience working with a technical architect to specify the architecture and technical approach for the product being developed

– Extensive development experience in open source technologies like Java, JavaScript, Node.js

– Extensive knowledge of both SQL and no-SQL database applications such as Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB

– Extensive experience working with distributed version control systems such as Git

– Can lead Software Engineers in test-driven development alongside the use of automated test frameworks

– Extensive experience implementing Software Engineering best practices and governing them

– Extensive experience of developing on cloud-based environments

This is a great opportunity to make a demonstrable difference to the lives of millions in a once-in-a-generation digital transformation.

To apply please click on the link or email rmartin@welovesalt.com with a copy of your CV and covering letter.

Job Reference: JO-1609-90232

Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + pension and benefits

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