Lead Developer

Job title: Lead Developer
Department: Development
Location: Home based
Reporting to: Head of Development
Hours per week: 37.5 hours per week
Remuneration: Subject to experience

Job purpose

Working within an agile environment you will lead and motivate a small team of remote based software developers to lead on the design, development and timely deployment of high-quality software solutions for iSAMS. You will be exposed to the full software development cycle.

You will be committed to your own and your team members’ personal development as software developers contributing to a culture of continuous improvement within the team and department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of Development to plan fortnightly sprints. Demonstrate good ability to estimate time and resource required to complete a project and allocate team resource accordingly.
  • Manage your team effectively to deliver projects allocated to you by the Head of Development within the timeframes agreed using the range of technologies available and demonstrating you and your teams’ technical expertise.
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently with a focus on delivery.
  • Work proactively and closely with internal stakeholders within and outside the Development team to ensure requirements are delivered and progress is communicated. This includes leading on the design of technical solutions to meet business needs and provide proactive ideas on future developments. Solutions must integrate into both legacy and modern architecture and technology stacks.
  • Ensure all developments are fully documented
  • Manage your team and ensure they are supported, developed and coached to perform to a high standard. Provide technical expertise and guidance to the team on a daily basis to ensure objectives are met.
  • Support the recruitment, induction and performance reviews of team members.
  • Manage team workloads during holidays, sickness and other any other absence.
  • Communicate effectively with your team to ensure you are aware of progress and to effectively resolve any issues raised with you and in turn escalating these promptly to the Head of Development where necessary.
  • Ensure that all development activity is reported accurately so that progress, issues and any remedial action identified can be tracked.
  • To identify and implement process improvements for the team and department. This will contribute towards improving our architectural framework, automated unit test framework, devops processes, internal business processes and existing technical solutions.
  • To help reduce technical debt.
  • Ensure the team maintains high quality through rigorous testing processes and code reviews.
  • Ensure that there are solid release plans for hand-over to sales, marketing and operations.
  • Drive your team to maintain high standards adhering to internal coding standards and best practices.
  • Maintain a high standard of code and design documentation.
  • Proactively keep abreast of industry developments, skills and technologies and share information, ideas and best practice with team/department to improve skills and avoid single points of failure.
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks or projects which support iSAMS business needs and are within the post holders’ capabilities.

Person specification


  Essential Desirable
Knowledge and experience


Significant web development experience
•        SQL 2017 +
•        C# 8.0 +
•        HTML & CSSProven experience of modern JavaScript development and frameworks
•        TypeScript or similar JS superset
•        JavaScript patternsProficient in Git source control

Practical knowledge of different architectures and development methodologies

A practical understanding of SOLID principles

Proven experience of working in a senior software developer role demonstrating experience of the full software development cycle including design, testing, deployment and documentation



Experience of Polymer or any experience in modern JS front end technology

Test Automation

Messaging systems

Entity Framework 6 / Micro ORMS

NET Core

Azure Devops administration: build and release processes

JS client-side build processes

Identity Server/ OpenID Connect


REST API design and development


Legacy technologies: Web Forms /Classic ASP

Dev op practices

Experience of working in an agile software development environment

Skills and abilities Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong organisational skills and ability to adapt to changing priorities

Able to motivate others and be a self-motivated team player

Analytical and methodical approach

Good problem-solving skills and pride in a job well done

Excellent attention to detail

Be able to act quickly and decisively