This role, Development Team Leader, is positioned in the Software Engineering department, reporting to the CTO/CIO.
It is a team leader role, managing a team of skilled developers empowered to deliver complex development projects across a variety of products and technologies.
As an experienced Development Team Leader, whilst being technologically experienced, this role is a delivery role.
You will lead development projects across a variety of technologies and need to possess the ability to adapt to a changing technology landscape.
Managing the successful delivery of projects will require you to plan, coordinate and lead activities across the full development lifecycle.
This will include working closely with the department’s Project Managers, Business Analysts, Architects and Developers, as well as liaising with key project stakeholders as required.
Working closely with other team leaders you will ensure the structured and coordinated planning of your team’s development. Your technical background and experience will ensure you can offer the support and guidance required to your team.
To qualify for this role you will possess a proven technical ability combined with a record of accomplishments in software development and experience in the leadership of software development teams.
Line management and personal development of a team of highly skilled developers, including, but not limited to task assignment, mentoring, and team building.
Act as a SCRUM Master to deliver projects in the Agile development methodology.
Managing productivity of the development team, assigning tasks to developers in a timely manner, developing SPRINT plans, measuring the team’s development velocity. Time management is a key KPI for this role.
Managing the delivery of multiple complex simultaneous system development projects from design through to release
Capable of understanding and contributing to the technical solution from design through to code level.
Working closely with Development Project Managers and Business Analysts to produce accurate delivery estimates and manage the transition from analysis through to design and delivery.
Work closely with Project Managers to ensure the management of any delivery risks or issues.
Define delivery phases of the project including activities, sub-activities, and milestones ensuring these are documented and used as the basis for the project event log, issues and risk log and any subsequent reporting using tools such as VSTS, JIRA, and others as needed.
Ensure awareness, involvement and support from the key stakeholders and participants by building strong project teams and maintaining robust communication on the project status throughout its life cycle
Participate in reviews and meetings and provide updates on project progress
Be responsible and accountable for ensuring that risks and issues identified are managed closely and drive all stakeholders to deliver on time and to the required quality standards.
Take responsibility for making key decisions to ensure the successful implementation of all initiatives and be accountable for the delivery of the projects assigned to you.
Work with team members on goals, objectives, and deliver yearly performance appraisals to every team member.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g., Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science (CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering (EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
Strong Agile software development experience is essential. Include in-depth knowledge of Agile Scrum best practices and implementation.
Experience of people management and the ability to lead and influence others.
Experience in formal personal development planning and individual, team and process performance management.
Proven experience in leading and managing the delivery of system/software development projects in a structured environment.
Experience in a variety of software development approaches and methodologies including Agile and Waterfall
Excellent personal organization and ability to prioritize and carry out multiple tasks.
Able to influence and drive projects to meet key milestones and overcome challenges Comfortable working without routine supervision A desire to remain technically capable and an expert in current technologies
Extensive experience in managing Java software development projects in an Enterprise environment.
Understanding of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Test Driven Development
Working experience in multi-vendor work environment
Experience in TFS, VSTS or JIRA
Experience in mentoring other team members.
Solid Agile development best practice skills
Experience / knowledge of airline & travel domain
For male candidates, military obligation should have been fulfilled.