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Development Team Lead Full Time

at Yorkshire Building Society Bradford in Bradford (Published at 20-04-2021)

YBS is looking for a hands on development team lead (known internally as Service Lead) to join Digital Services to lead the team responsible for supporting, maintaining and developing changes for the current transactional Savings & Mortgage websites (Java/Spring MVC architecture).

You?ll join a likeminded team in our Leeds based Technology Delivery function (but with working from home capability). The team structure is in the process of moving from project to product focused so you will be part of supporting that journey.

What You'll Do

  • You will be accountable for all aspects of technical quality within a squad. Embedded in the squad it is a hands-on role including coding that covers:

  • Technical Design
    : leading squad in creating (and documenting) designs which deliver the features to the agreed service levels. Adapting the implementation to changing demands, ensuring remains fit for purpose.

  • Implementation leadership
    : leading the engineers in implementing the design, balancing work to people, addressing hotspots and coaching as required to deliver.

  • Release & Deployment: Responsible for deployments and ensuring to quality.

  • Assurance
    : Accountable for providing assurance that implementation is built right, to service levels and follows standards, especially security standards.

  • Application ownership
    : Accountable for the technical debt, service levels and security vulnerabilities for the applications owned within the squad. Driving evolution of the implementation to address these areas.

  • Work closely with the Product Owners, Systems Architect and Reliability Engineer

How You?ll Do It

  • Be a great communicator finding ways for non-technical people to understand technical concepts.

  • Be a strong influencer and negotiator to bring people on-board to new ways of thinking and working against a strongly regulated financial environment.

  • Have excellent knowledge of a number of the following software skill sets: Java & Java frameworks, Spring, Web services and XML.

  • Have experience of integrating new technologies and creating standards of usage within teams.

  • Desirable skills include:

    • Struts Model View Controller

    • Knowledge of integrating with Oracle database environments (PL-SQL) and middleware (Tuxedo and SOA).

    • Consuming and exposing web services in both SOAP and REST.

    • Logging, Monitoring & Alerting

    • Continuous Integration Pipelines - Jenkins, Gitlab

    • Security (OWASP, Certificates, JWT, Encryption techniques)

    • Have experience of working within IT support environments

    • Demonstrable experience leading a modern software engineering team.

Life at YBS

In addition to the usual benefits such as competitive salary, annual bonus and healthcare packages we offer you?

? Whether it?s picking up the kids from school or catching that early morning yoga session we have you covered.

Celebrating Success ? From everyday thank you cards, to our annual ?Raising the Roof? gala to celebrate our golden ticket winners we acknowledge our colleagues successes no matter how big or small.

Giving Back
? Fancy 31 hours of paid leave a year to get involved in community activities? Together last year, we completed more than 11,000 hours of volunteering!

- We don?t just accept difference ? we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Site Perks
? Some of our sites have added little extras such as a gym, restaurant and free parking at our Bradford site, roof garden in Leeds, and on-site restaurant and free parking at our Peterborough site.


If you?ve got a solid background in modern software engineering/design and you want to develop a career in an empowering, respectful and supporting business then why not join us?

Our people are our heart and soul; we?re commercial and caring, big enough to offer you a challenge and small enough for you to make a real impact. We?re devoted to putting people first and doing the right thing by providing real help with real life.

We?d love to hear from you so why not apply today and be Your Brilliant Self!

Any Questions ? Contact Tazafia Mahmood via email at [email protected]

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