Lead Software Engineer

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Location: Gateshead

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Lead Software Engineer

A market leader in the development and provision of Retail software environments, addressing single or multi-Retail operations, for specialist Distribution, Wholesale, Merchant, and Retail industry sectors, addressing single or multi-branch operations, as well as catering for organisations with 'point-of-sale' showrooms and warehouses, currently has a position available for an experienced senior or lead Software Engineer.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Deal with multiple concurrent projects, prioritising and resolving conflicting demands as required. Collaborate on development objectives and initiate action toward meeting them. Ensure that all work is implemented to specification, on schedule, with good quality and within the effort estimated. Monitor on-going progress and report on exceptions to project and team management Ensure KCS programming standards, best practice and industry guidelines are adhered to This role will involve development of applications, and delivering fixes for customers Carry out programming tasks from specifications against specific project timescales Conduct unit testing on own code Submit code for peer review and make modifications in line with feedback received Participate in peer review of code and specification, making suggestions to increase quality Schedule own time to deliver against assigned priorities in line with agreed project timescales Provide clear updates on progress against assigned tasks Escalate problems and exceptions that need to be addressed in a timely manner, with suggested solutions and workarounds Mentor other members of the development team

## Skills, Knowledge and Experience Extensive programming experience in .NET Requires a good understanding SQL database design and query design C# and web-based programming skills Must be comfortable been able understand use VB.NET for supporting some older components and services Good communication and interpersonal skills Project Management/Or Agile development skills and experience of having delivered software projects to specification, on time and of good quality Knowledge of industry standard methodologies, tools and processes for software development Knowledge of software project lifecycles Knowledge of development tools and modern database technologies Good general management skills in a fast-paced technical operation Empathy with software QA and QC processes Has a passion for architecting and writing proficient clean code Ability to mentor and support more inexperienced team members A good understanding/experience of some or all of the following: .NET, ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#, .NET Core, JavaScript Use of ALM tools such as Azure Devops, including boards, pipelines and artifacts or equivalent products Drive collaboration and high standards through collaborative code reviews A passion and drive for clean, automated delivery processes Experience and exposure to Microsoft Azure: Web Apps Storage Azure Sql Cosmos Db

Equal Opportunities

KCS Group is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.

Development Team

Operates a hybrid modal of working: 3 days in and 2 days at home. Have full access to development server and work with other team members on code merge Assist QA staff members on testing and documentation Assist with software releases Assist support members with customer queries Health and Safety

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 puts a legal obligation on KCS as an employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of its employees at work.

Employees also have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and of others who could be affected by their actions. Understanding the safety policies and co-operating with the arrangements that are in place is therefore an essential part of your employment.

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