Position : Engineering Lead - Data Reports to : Head of Engineering Direct reports : Developers / Testers Key Relationships : Product Owner, Scrum Master, Leads, Security, SRE Role Overview As an Engineering Lead for a product delivery team, you will manage and mentor the team in delivering to a specific product area, with particular focus on engaging in the best software development principles and practices.
You will be a strong advocate for the team and share current web development, data platform, data transformation and data integration practices, ideas and successes with other product delivery teams.
Contribute to data platform strategy and vision by working with area Product and Engineering leads You will have a good understanding of and be able to coach and mentor the team in, modern agile software development practices, particularly in the areas of Scrum, TDD / BDD, CI / CD, Clean Code, microservice architectures and full team accountability for test practices.
You will create a culture of autonomy and proactive problem solving within your team, encouraging engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and to be enthusiastic in identifying solutions.
As a key member of a versatile team, you design, test, deploy and maintain software solutions and you ensure that testing and delivering quality products are owned by the whole team.
You will be a strong communicator and proactively help to resolve your team''s issues, where necessary through discussion with other leads and teams.
Responsibilities Ensuring your team composition is adequate, identifying skill shortfalls and managing your team of engineers and testers (onshore and offshore), who will look to you as a mentor for their skills and as a coach to guide them through the software development life cycle.
Collaborate with the Product Owner and UX Designer on problem solving and with other Leads in Engineering and other Technology functions (e.
understanding and estimating epics and help to forecast likely delivery timescales; Working with PO and UX Designer in regular weekly Discovery sessions to help identify potential solutions Ensuring all non-functional requirements have been captured, implemented and tested in parallel to functional delivery Work with Solution Architects to ensure solution design is reviewed effectively, and is conformant with NFRs, Security and Data Privacy guidelines Implement software engineering best practices such as TDD / BDD, pair programming, Clean Code, CI / CD, pyramid testing within a Scrum agile delivery framework Responsibility for code quality, ensuring test practices and code reviews are conducted to a high standard.
Ensure the use of continuous delivery pipelines and tools to fully automate deployment, testing, delivery, and management of development, QA and production systems on a variety of cloud platforms Lead the efforts to troubleshoot and take ownership of issues in our development, test and production environments, including performance optimization and continuous tuning Continuous learning and evaluation of the latest development methods, tools, and technologies Candidate Profile 10 years + experience of leading teams in full stack web development and data technologies Able to demonstrate evidence of applying technology to solve business problems using spikes, discovery and prototyping in collaboration with Product and Design teams.