Development Team Lead - iOrder

Recruiter
Zonal Retail Data Systems Limited
Location
Stafford
Salary
Competitive Salary with excellent benefits
Posted
28 Jun 2017
Expires
21 Jul 2017
Zonal Marketing Technology (TXD) is a digital agency, and part of the Zonal group. Our DNA is that of a fast-moving start-up, but we have the clout and connections of the UK's largest provider of technology to the hospitality industry. We work with brands like Pizza Express, JD Wetherspoons and All Bar One on everything from apps, order & pay, digital vouchers and loyalty to online bookings and table management. By linking these solutions to Zonal's EPoS (till) system, we help hospitality brands to understand their customers' behaviour and preferences, enabling them to excel in an increasingly competitive market. We're looking for dynamic individuals who share our passion for driving innovation and using technology to build better businesses. We're going on an exciting journey, and we need more like-minded travellers to help us get there The person we are looking for will lead the cross functional team from a technical perspective. Therefore there is scope for this person to be a hands on developer either with mobile technologies (iOS/Android) or with web technologies ). You will be an active member and leader of a product development team. The team you lead will be cross functional potentially comprising of developers, test engineers and business analysts. You will be expected to be a hands-on developer in this role. Main Duties/Responsibilities · Project Delivery; o Create and maintain project delivery plans based on the defined priorities and agreed ways of working o Manage the assignment of work to all team members o Provide accurate and timely project/product status reporting as required · Development o Participate in the technical design and direction of the project in conjunction with the stakeholders and other technical team members o Implement, test and debug code to satisfy approved specifications and designs using approved development tools and frameworks o Develop inline with best practice and lead/contribute to the definition and implementation of these best practices as required o Continual improvement of team performance through processes, tools, technologies and behaviours · Staff Management; o Lead and manage a cross functional team (potentially consisting of software developers, test engineers and business analysts). o Line management responsibilities will include recruitment, appraisals, 121 meetings, identifying training needs, motivating and performance managing the team o Provide mentoring and coaching in technical and non-technical skills to team members · Communication; o Facilitate two-way communication of technical and non-technical information within the team and department, via effective ad hoc and formal communication, verbally and in writing. o Communicate effectively and professionally with other departments and Zonal divisions. o Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders especially other Development Team Leads (or those in a similar position to this role) · Operational Assurance; o Fully participate the support of production systems, including participating in an out of hours rota. o Ensure the product is technically able to meet operational targets for performance, quality and uptime by pro-actively identifying changes required to support forecast growth o Work closely with operational and support teams to ensure operational integrity of the solution Required Skills and Experience Pre-requisites: - Management experience (including, recruitment/development/performance management etc.) of technical teams no less than 3 (3 years) - Commercial experience in web and/or mobile technologies; more than one of the following: - - Objective C - - Android Development - - Full stack development experience (5 years) including API's, DBs and Applications - 2 years experience using Javascript. - Technology agnostic and energised/motivated by learning new technologies - Strong communicator and relationship builder - Experience in Agile teams working closely with other roles (QA/Product Owners etc.) - Ability to identify process improvements to the SDLC - Use of GIT or equivalent in team based environments - Developed code with Unit Tests Nice to Have; - Released mobile apps to Play store/ Itunes. - Commercial experience Coldfusion - Experience of SaaS products and use of OO MVC Frameworks - Front end development experience (HTML/CSS/Javascript etc) - Data centric software development and designs - Hospitality/leisure industry experience - Agile/Scrum training - Working in a rapidly growing business - Experience growing teams - Experience of implementing CI/CD into the delivery process - Use of Automation in testing and development/deployment