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Development Team Lead - Central Belt

Development Team Lead - Central Belt

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Date Job Posted Monday 6 Aug 2018
Reference 2035
Category Development Lead
Salary £45,000 - £48,000
Employment Type Permanent

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Be-IT are currently working with a large software and analytics company based in Glasgow. They are seeking a Team Leader.

The Team Leader will be responsible for the effective day to day operation of a team of engineers delivering product scope or services to the department. They are actively engaged in all aspects of the software development lifecycle and need to manage the competing demands on finite team resources while removing any blockers to team progress. They will be responsible for the creation and maintaining a schedule for the team’s scope and available resources.

The role includes:

  • Leading and inspiring the team
  • Ensuring active engagement with product management, quality assurance, product information and any other teams which the team depend upon to achieve team goals
  • Creating and maintaining an environment which is conducive to the team’s success and which aligns with departmental goals and working practices
  • Ensuring team members understand what the right thing to do is and that it is done
  • They are responsible for tracking the team’s delivery, reporting on progress to plan, managing the team’s risks, issues and dependencies and balancing the competing demands being placed on the team


  • Experience of leading an initiative or initiatives
  • Proven ability to self-manage and structure work
  • Understanding of the WFM product and its customers
  • Ensures the promotion of the teams work to key stakeholders and engineering and encourages the members of the team to promote their work
  • Experience with Agile Development and other development methodologies


  • Experience of a fast-paced, dynamic and quality focused software development environment
  • Experience of a collaborative and supportive software development environment
  • Experience of a cross-geography software development environment

Key Tasks

  • Ensure that the scope items are delivered within the agreed timescales and to the agreed quality while meeting the overall acceptance criteria
  • Support the continuous improvement of the team
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of enterprise applications
  • Have an understanding of the technologies used within typical contact centre environments
  • Liaise with product management, services, support, strategy, sales consulting and QA to ensure detailed requirements have been gathered to facilitate planning
  • Understand why the scope items being developed are important, what benefits they will bring, who they are being developed for and how they fit into the product
  • Ensure stakeholders receive regular progress updates, including demonstrations
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities
  • Communicate clear boundaries, values, goals, expectations
  • Assess decisions/actions and recognise potential impacts on individuals and groups and make plans to meet the needs of all stakeholders as effectively as possible
  • Communicate progress, risks and issues via weekly status reports
  • Escalate appropriate issues to the Development Delivery Director
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting as required
  • Work with the team to produce estimates for plans
  • Produce delivery schedules
  • Understand the team’s skill set and experience in order to prioritise tasks, making the best and most effective use of resources
  • Actively manage and maintain a capacity plan for the team
  • Lead by example and act as a role model for team members
  • Make sure the team understand why the features being developed are important, what benefit they will give and who they are being developed for
  • Ensure that the team are aware of the agreed timescales and quality measures and meet the overall acceptance criteria
  • Act as a point of contact and escalation for all team members
  • Manage, motivate and inspire the team on a daily basis
  • Develop and coach team members providing corrective actions and development plans as required
  • Assesses and identifies staff who have potential and drive to further their career within the company and creates succession plans
  • Development and performance management processes
  • Foster a culture of openness and respect in the team
  • Assist own team in understanding how their role contributes to the fulfilment of the company vision and values

Please apply online for immediate consideration.

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