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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2022-06-21 23:00:00


Lead Software Developer - Research and Engineering

  • Job description

    Our Operate business helps organisations transform and run complex operational processes that often create challenges and hinder their progress. Harnessing the power of tech and data to drive performance, Operate brings together innovative minds with a distinctive mix of subject matter knowledge and operational skills to deliver results that make the difference. We work with some of the most recognisable organisations worldwide in delivering large scale operational programmes and managed solutions.  Underpinning all of this is our commitment to ensuring our people are equipped with tomorrow's skills to drive success for our clients today.  


    The Role


    We’ve invested £40m into the creation of our Advanced Research and Engineering Centre in Belfast, part funded by Invest NI. We’re creating a team of engineers and technologists who’ll work within a bigger innovation ecosystem, including government, University academia and business, to help our clients take giant leaps, rather than incremental steps.


    This role sits within our Advanced Research and Engineering Centre, based in Belfast, delivering pivotal breakthroughs to uncover the next generation of operational technology. As part of a team of innovative thinkers, you’ll work together to design solutions that will define the next decade and beyond.

    As Lead Software Developer, responsibilities will include;


    • Overseeing the design and engineering of new software products.

    • Leading on new greenfield projects using the latest technologies in an exciting period of change and growth.

    • Work with the Architects to turn their blueprints into a robust platform of reusable digital capabilities.

    • Leading software development across multiple Scrum teams, using your broad experience to guide the ways in which teams work. 

    • Working closely with the department leads to produce and grow a suite of high quality products.

    • Working closely with Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

    • Utilising your experience in design and technical development in areas such as Full stack development, Systems Integration, Rules engines, Workflow, Information Security, RPA, Data & Analytics

    • Setting the strategy and managing resource allocation 

    • Being an advocate for using the latest technologies.

    • Providing technical leadership by coaching and mentoring junior developers.

    • Testing and maintaining software products to ensure strong functionality and optimisation.


    Skills and experience


    • Experience as a Principal or Lead Software Developer

    • Leadership, mentoring and coaching experience

    • Designing, testing and maintaining applications in an agile environment

    • Latest CI/CD techniques

    • APIs

    • Data storage technologies

    • Javascript frameworks

    • Cloud platforms

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