Chapter Lead

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. Digital
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Posting date:11 Feb, 2019
Chapter Lead - Platform
 
We're looking for a talented and enthusiastic Development Chapter Lead to join our Digital Engineering team in Newbury, bringing with you a broad range of experiences and a passion for modern development technologies and practices.

Building great products that delight our customers and transform the way they engage with us is why we're here, but we're also building a world-class capability to build and ship high quality products, leading the way across Vodafone to transform the way we deliver our solutions - and it's here where this role is so important to us. Our digital channels are used by millions of our customers and we have big plans for the future!

Our Platform is at the heart of this, to allow our digital channels to quickly develop new and improved applications based on secure, reliable and scalable services.

In this role you’ll be reporting to the Platform Practice Manager and will be responsible for the engineering of our Digital Platform as well as the leadership and support of a number of developers. You’ll work closely with our Architecture team, who provide the direction and strategy for our digital capability and with other teams across the Vodafone Technology business, sharing our ideas and components with other teams.


You'll be responsible for
  • Hands on design & development of our digital platform as part of a development squad using Scrum/Kanban within a SAFe environment
  • Driving the quality and performance of your micro-services, through the use of standards and best practices
  • Line management, support and coaching of 6-7 engineers
  • Establishing a culture of continuous improvement through learning, training and coaching
  • Ensuring quality is at the heart of everything you and your team does

To be successful you're going to need…
  • Extensive experience in designing and developing RESTful APIs within a micro-services architecture
  • Deep knowledge of Java (JEE) and Java Servlets
  • Substantial experience in Scrum and developing through BDD/TDD, using associated tools for testing and continuous integration & deployment
  • Experience in supporting and coaching developers at all levels
  • An ability to challenge others in doing what’s right for the business.
  • A passion for finding solutions to problems that haven’t been solved before

Things we'd rate you even higher for …
  • Certifications in Scrum, SAFe or other scaled agile frameworks
  • Line management experience covering training, appraisals and recruitment Experience in AWS services
  • Use of Docker or other container management

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