Lead Product Developer – Hand-on Leadership role – Home Based with South West travel

Published
August 23, 2021
Location
LEEDS, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type
Salary
£60,000 - £70,000

Description

Job title: Lead Product Developer (Hands on - Leader / Manager role)

Location: Home Based - with travel to the South West expected

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (commensurable with experience)

Benefits: 

  • Bonus Scheme
  • 30-35 days holidays
  • Employer Contributed Pension
  • Life assurance / life cover
  • Massively discounted holidays
  • Free Leisure Club Membership
  • Subsidised Food
  • Subsidised wellbeing and spa sessions
  • High street vouchers
  • Monthly / Yearly employee awards

Education: Of Graduate calibre

Qualifications:  Any industry related

Industry: Service Sector

Why US

A dynamic, driven and fun working environment awaits you. You will be doing a broad and autonomous role. You will have the scope and flexibility to do the right thing and make a real impact, tolerance for experimentation and finding new ways to do things and the opportunity and space to stretch and develop your career in a variety of directions that would not be possible in a ‘traditional' corporate technology role.

Following the recent appointment of a new CTO, we are seeking to completely transform the technology and digital capability, creating innovative new systems.

We are now looking to expand this technology team and to lay the foundations for future growth. We are looking for an inventive, entrepreneurial and hands-on Lead Internal Product Developer to help resolve some of the technical and process debt that accumulated, and to design and deploy integrations and automations that improve effectiveness.

Reporting directly into the CTO, the Lead Internal Product Developer will be working with stakeholders across the business to map out processes and identify, then deliver, opportunities for simplification, digitization, and automation. You'll find opportunities to grow and leverage the fledgeling customer data warehouse. You'll put apps, integrations, and automations in place to enable operational teams to ‘self-serve' and you'll build reports and exports to help operators and commercial teams make better commercial decisions.

The business scope includes a range of business systems EPOS, general retail, booking systems, Estate Management, ERP (Nav/BC), digital (ASP.NET/Azure/Kotlin/Swift/React.js), Data Warehousing & Reporting (SQL Server/PowerBI/Power Apps). They are only just starting on this journey so there is an opportunity to influence the future technology strategy.

This is an exciting, broad and varied business automation role - it's a hands-on job and success is measured exclusively by the production of working software that delivers business benefit quickly.

Initially, you will be responsible for line managing one database developer, although we expect the team to scale as value is unlocked and the benefits of automation become more evident. You will also be working with (and responsible for selecting and managing) third party vendors to support both this role and the longer-term technology transformation programme.

Skills and Experience:

You will be a self-motivated, resourceful, relentlessly curious and addicted to practical problem solving.  You'll be pragmatic, biased strongly to action and with a sense of urgency, delivering value to customers and appreciating that often, ‘done is better than perfect'. You'll be outgoing and a great communicator who makes friends easily, while being strong enough to prioritise and say ‘no' when required.

You'll be a technology ‘polymath' with hands-on expertise in relational database design, SQL and the Microsoft Power Platform suite (particularly PowerBI, Power Flow, Power Apps, SSIS). Basic .Net development (i.e. the ability to program a simple RESTful API) would be an advantage. The solutions you deliver need to be usable and attractive, so a good eye for interface design is important. You should also have good boundary-crossing skills including project management, risk management, commercial awareness. As you will be working with sensitive customer and commercial data, you should be familiar with the requirements of GDPR and good modern infosec practices.

Recommendations: If you recommend the opportunity to a friend or colleague then Interface will make a £500 referral fee payment (if we place the individual into the role).  All you have to do is forward this email onto a colleague/friend; they then simply need to mention your name in their email response to Interface.  See link here. https://www.interfacerecruitment.co.uk/refer-a-friend/

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