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Lead Application Developer

Job Purpose

The Lead Application Developer role is one of leadership and ownership. The purpose of the role is to help define and shape the Development function at CDS Digital in-line with the needs of the business and its current objectives.

Principle Responsibilities

The principle responsibilities and accountability of this role are as follows:

  • Develops the working practises of the Development function to ensure they are always aligned with industry best practise.
  • Manages other roles within the Development function to ensure delivery of defined objectives and is accountable for those objectives being delivered.
  • Escalates any impediments to the successful delivery of team objectives and barriers or obstacles more generally.
  • Pro-actively seeks out new challenges within the technical arena.
  • Executes additional duties and activities as and when requested to do so.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer: Web Applications (or equivalent).
  • Content Management System Certification in the current platform(s).
  • Proven track record in delivery of Enterprise scale web applications.
  • A minimum of 6 year’s commercial software development experience within the Microsoft technology stack.
  • Net Framework 4+, SQL Server 2008+
  • EPiServer, SiteCore or Umbraco
  • Has worked with a number of JavaScript frameworks.
  • jQuery (recent versions)
  • AngularJS, DoJo, React, KnockoutJS
  • Has professional experience at senior developer and / or lead developer at CDS or other organisations.
  • Has been involved in leading project / product teams to successful delivery of goals with other disciplines within the organisation.

Personal Attributes

  • A great team player with strong leadership skills.
  • A clear and confident communicator both internally and externally.
  • Leads by example and sets the standard for others to follow.
  • Commands the respect of peers and wider CDS Digital stakeholders.
  • Coaches others within the team and provides encouragement and motivation always.

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Please send an email to to express your interest along with your CV, by 31 August 2018.

General information

We are always keen to hear from talented, motivated individuals.

Please email your CV to or send it by post to:

7 Eastgate

Please note: successful candidates may be required to undergo a United Kingdom Security Check clearance process.

Recruitment agencies should in the first instance email

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