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Lead Software Engineer


Tyne and Wear Permanent £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

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This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for digital experts to improve millions of lives. Our client is going through one of the highest profile digital transformation programmes in the world. One that will make us more responsive and effective, as well as significantly enhance the service we provide.

As a Lead Software Engineer 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

For more information please contact Jade Warnes at jwarnes@welovesalt.com

Job Reference: JO-1610-90502

Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

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