Software team lead
2d ago

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box. But we realise the perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist.

If you're excited about working for us and can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!

We’re ideally looking for someone with :

  • A passion for developing expertise in new coding languages and technologies
  • Specific expertise in key technologies such asAWS, SQS, Fargate, Lambda, Serverless Framework, C#, JavaScript and React, SQL server.
  • Prior experience of taking the technical lead in the development of a large software application, using a formal agile methodology (e.g. scrum).
  • Ability to line manage, mentor and lead teams of developers to achieve common goals
  • Ability to engage constructively and negotiate with other project stakeholders, on the product and business side.
  • Experience of data collection in a statutory or regulatory context is desirable but not essential.
  • About the role

    Jisc’s Software Development Group is a central resource that works closely with the different product families across Jisc to create digital products that meet their vision and users’ requirements.

    Focusing on technical innovation and software delivery, we pride ourselves on building the right thing, and building the thing right.

    We do this using agile methodologies, with continuous testing, architecting, integration, delivery and validated learning.

    The postholder will perform a tech lead role and will line manage a small team of Jisc developers. You will lead elements of the design, architecture and development of high-profile programmes and will create and deliver a new software platform.

    You will work closely with product owners and other stakeholders on the business side.

    As a senior member of the Jisc Software Development Group, you will input into wider relevant standards and technical leadership across Jisc, encouraging a modern, agile approach to software, across the entire organisation.

    You can expect to play a high-profile role in the technical career pathway (internal staff development channel) for software.

    Why work at Jisc

    We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.

    We are always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.

    Our benefits are great too :

  • We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure)
  • Simply health a health cash plan
  • You have the option to join the generous USS pension scheme
  • We provide discounts on IT equipment, a cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
  • We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave
  • Connecting with each other is a doddle, thanks to our technology, but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, so you may need to travel on occasion.

    Our main offices are in Bristol, Harwell, London and Manchester.

    Other stuff you need to know

    At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.

    If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.

    Just so you know, we review CV’s as we receive them, and interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match (usually within a week).

    We don’t use closing dates. So, please apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this role. We advertised this role on 9 / 11 / 20.

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