Lead Developer

Job Description

Title : Lead Developer

About the Company

The company, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the Manchester area, was formed in 1995 by a group of creative technologists. We are passionate about what we do. It’s a passion we have put into practice for some of the biggest and most exclusive brands around. If you are passionate about using technology to help our clients achieve their true potential then we would love to hear from you.

Description

This is an opportunity for a Lead Microsoft Developer, with a minimum of 5 years’ deep technical commercial experience using the .NET framework, C#, SQL Server and web technologies, to join an established, innovative Microsoft Gold Partner in South Manchester. As a successful candidate, you will be responsible for leading small development teams in the design and delivery of new solutions for high profile, luxury retail brands using some of the latest technologies.

Our lead developers manage teams that contribute to the full software development lifecycle; from technical pre-sales, workshops, business analysis, functional and technical design, coding and testing of software applications to meet technical and business requirements. As a lead developer, in addition to day-to-day development tasks you will be responsible for liaising with customers, aspects  of design and architecture, mentoring team members, ensuring high standards of development and working with project management and business analysts to ensure successful completion of work. Excellent communication skills are essential as is a passion for technology and drive to excel.

Some travel to customer sites may be involved.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • A bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science or Mathematical discipline (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ solid experience of C# development (ideally including .NET 4.0)
  • Experience using SQL Server (ideally 2005/2008)
  • Experience with Object Oriented methodologies
  • Experience with the Unified Modelling Language (UML)
  • Web development experience including ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, AJAX, jQuery, ExtJS
  • Experience of leading teams of developers
  • Experience liaising with customers
  • Experience of designing / architecting solutions
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable

  • Experience of development within the retail sector
  • Experience of development methodologies such as Agile, CMMI, MSF, RUP
  • Experience using Service interfaces such as REST or Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Experience using Object-Relational Mapping tools such as NHibernate or Entity Framework
  • Microsoft Certification

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