We are poised for exciting times ahead, given our 2020 ambitions to expand our Bespoke Development capability into new markets, and help clients with the implementation of large scale end-to-end business transformation programmes.
The Bespoke Development team focuses on the delivery of custom developed applications for our clients across several industries. Our work encompasses both advisory and delivery services, and covers the end-to-end lifecycle of application architecture and development, including planning, requirements gathering, design, prototyping, code development, modularisation, testing, configuration and defect management, and production deployment. Development is completed in a variety of languages and platforms, including Java, Microsoft, Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure.
We are looking to grow this team and offer opportunities for exciting and innovative work with Clients across multiple sectors and with leading technologies, skills acquisition, professional knowledge growth, and potential for overseas travel.
As Lead Developer you will have responsibility for:
Leading the development of bespoke solutions via Agile methods (in some cases waterfall or hybrid delivery models may be used)
Taking an active role in helping the Bespoke Capability Lead build a community of software engineers across London and the regions
Working closely with multiple stakeholders across the project lifecycle, including:
Liaising with Business Analysts to understand business requirements and with Solution Architects on functional and technical designs
Supporting the Delivery Lead with scoping and estimation of development efforts
Working collaboratively with test teams during the Product test and UAT phases to fix assigned bugs
Providing technical direction to Developers
Developing program specifications and detailed design documents
Developing bespoke solutions using technologies such as Java, J2EE, .Net, C#, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure and the Atlassian Suite
Coding, testing and debugging complex applications programs
Enforcing coding standards and performing code reviews
Quality assurance, including ensuring quality of coded components by performing thorough unit testing
Providing primary support for assigned systems and applications; providing backup support for other systems as needed
Additionally, you will be responsible for:
Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution
Mentoring Developers and building a bespoke community of practice
Your work, your choice
At Deloitte we carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements.
The base location is London and flexibility to travel (both domestic and international travel) is required.
Your professional experience
We are looking for individuals who understand the connection between the business problem and the technology solution and have the professional and personal skills to make a real difference to our Clients.
We expect you to have skills and experience in the following:
A minimum of 10 years of developer / programming experience (preferably in Java, J2EE), including experience in one or more of the following areas:
Application Design Services
Cloud Application Development
Code reviews and design reviews
Experience will be required in one or more of the following:
Java (J2EE) / .NET (C#, VB) / VBA / HTML / SQL) or similar
Web services including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud
Atlassian Product Suite
Experience working with business users to understand business problems, gather requirements and developing design documents and functional and technical specifications
Understanding of methodologies such as Agile and SCRUM
Ability to perform code reviews and design reviews
Demonstrated understanding of code analysis, code conversion and automated testing tools
Understanding of build and deployment process and tools
Experience implementing large-scale custom development and integration projects
Experience of development using delivery centres (onshore and offshore)
Internal or external consultancy experience
Technical university degree
Experience with one or more of the following (nice to have):
Responsive design, Performance tuning, Automated Build and deployment
Developing or working with mainframe technologies such as COBOL
Demonstrated understanding of tool based modernisation, including code analysis, code conversion and automated testing tools
A strong desire to work hands-on with application code and perform deep levels of analysis to troubleshoot outcomes and recommend resolution
Additionally, we expect that you possess the following core consulting skills:
A strong focus on team working within diverse and remotely located teams
A "can do" attitude - Hands-on & flexible approach to emerging requirements and a real willingness to learn and participate
Strong communication and people skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas to different audiences within an organisation, and effectively engage with stakeholders ranging from subject matter experts to senior functional leads
Strong documentation ability and excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience of working in fast-paced and demanding delivery-focused environments
Understanding and awareness of the commercial and reputational risks Deloitte may encounter and the appropriate mitigations
Enthusiasm and passion for the delivery of market leading solutions that make a difference
Professional working proficiency in the English language
Flexibility to travel locally or internationally and work away from home for specific durations of time based on defined programme needs or phases
All candidates must have full travel mobility and the right to live and work in the UK. A good graduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree is preferred. Industry experience in one or more of the following will be an added advantage:
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Energy and Utilities
Telecoms, Media & Technology (TMT)
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