Lead Developer – Ruby(BBBH8327)




Lead Developer – Ruby – JavaScript – Government

A major central government body are currently looking for a Lead Developer with experience in Ruby to join their team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Database service on current operational issues as well as development of replacement service
  • Code reviews of services in order to maintain quality and mitigate technical debt risk
  • Engagement with technical representatives from third-party vendors
  • Raising technical and non-technical risks to surrounding leadership
  • Ensuring services are built in-line with the GDS Service Standard and GDS Technology Code of Practice
  • Participation and thought leadership with the developer community across the service line
  • Supporting tech leads across service line
  • Participation in architecture community, interfacing with lead technical architect within the service line and others externally
  • Participation in wider organisation Tech Group governance and process ceremonies
  • Strategic input on Data Discovery, making recommendations for next steps and creating technical documentation where necessary

Experience Required

  • Experience leading technical teams and delivering user-focused services
  • Strong software development and application architecture experience, with good knowledge of open source technologies, testing and at least one programming language
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies
  • Experience scaling online services
  • Awareness of emerging security issue
  • Ability to read and understand solution design documentation
  • Understanding of how to prioritise work in a fast, customer centric, environment
  • Understanding of agile environments, continual delivery techniques and devops cultures
  • Understanding of how to influence senior management and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience of working to the GDS Service Standard and Technology Code of Practice

Job Reference: BBBH8327

Salary: Negotiable

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: 6 months

Job Start Date: ASAP

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