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Software Engineering Lead - Mobile

Cardiff, South Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Software Engineering Lead - Mixed Tech Stack Including Mobile

Ref. R9647


* LexisNexis Risk Solutions is seeking a passionate Software Engineering Lead with a strong development background (including experience of development for mobile platforms), to lead a new development team based in our office in Cardiff Bay (remote start, due to current conditions)

* This role requires a strong technologist with excellent leadership skills. The focus will be on quickly establishing and nurturing a new team as they launch development delivering exciting new features, with opportunity to contribute technical expertise and to step in and get hands-on

Main Responsibilities

* Leading a development team as they efficiently deliver features and exciting capabilities (teams are roughly 4 - 8 members in size but this can vary depending on what we are delivering)

* Working closely with the Product Owner to ensure that the teams remain closely synchronised and upcoming features are well prepared for

* Providing technical leadership to our cross-functional agile product development teams

* Contributing to the strong design of new features and solutions

* Leading on development and delivery of features across the full stack - including use of mobile platforms, cloud services, modern PHP frameworks, front-end frameworks, HPCC (our big data platform, training provided) and other tools

* Mentoring and development of team members, ensuring they have the support required to achieve their full potential

* Contributing to the development of a diverse and talented team, identifying and supporting initiatives to grow our team and support the progression of team members

* Being a member of the local Technology leadership team, contributing to the day-to-day running of our teams and helping develop and progress longer term strategies

* Promoting strong collaboration between teams, sharing best practice and helping clear potential blockers as you see them

Essential Skills and Attributes

* Previous proven leadership experience

* Passionate collaborator with a focus on what is best for the team

* Focus on continual improvement

* Strong and enthusiastic technologist, able to demonstrate a broad technical knowledge and application of this to create scalable solutions

* Extensive development skills, including experience creating mobile applications, SDKs and APIs

* Strong experience in Kanban or Scrum (or in lieu of this, clear understanding of the methodologies and enthusiasm to lead and be part of such a team)

* Good understanding of modern development Build, Test and Deployment pipelines

* Experience working with relational databases such as MySQL

* An interest in modern software development, including Docker (or similar concepts) and Continuous Delivery

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desirable Skills and Attributes

* Certified Scrum Master

* Experience in a Scrum Master role

* Experience creating web-based applications

* PHP development skills using modern PHP frameworks such as Laravel (or similar transferrable skills from an alternative development language)

* Experience of front-end frameworks, such as Vuejs or React

* Experience working with matrixed/shared teams

* Experience of querying distributed data platforms and data warehouses

* Experience of TDD

* Participation in the development community

Benefits of working for us

The opportunity to work on a full range of interesting technologies - learn to use concepts related to large scale/high performance data processing, scoring & analytics

Help to conquer some of the next generation of problems in risk data analytics

Make a real difference to our customers and society

Connect with a growing, diverse and sociable team of talented Engineers who enjoy regular team building, games nights and quizzes

Experience dedicated time for innovation alongside opportunity to deliver creatively

Enjoy access to a wide range of self-paced, online training

Join regular seminars, interactive workshops and resource groups, supporting your future growth and development

Give something back to the local community, take two days paid leave per year to volunteer

Collaborate with our teams to continually evolve and modernise our Technology stack, including contributing to our technology radar and the evolution of our products

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leading provider of innovative solutions for significant risk data analytics challenges. We use the power of data and advanced analytics to help our customers make better, timelier decisions. Our innovative solutions enable organisations to manage risks like identity theft, fraud, money laundering and terrorism and prevent ?nancial crimes and scams. By bringing clarity to information, we ultimately help make communities safer, commerce more transparent, business decisions easier and processes more ef?cient.

LexisNexis is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers

As a Software Engineering Lead, you will be an essential member of our team, embracing a diverse range of technologies such as mobile platforms, cloud technologies, Docker, PHP 7, Vuejs and our distributed data platform (HPCC). You will enjoy working in a friendly environment and benefit from our investment in staff

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