Lead Software Developer

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Type: permanent (Full-time)

Location: North Tyneside

Salary: £49K-73K

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Lead Software Developer

About the Role

Our in-house Development department provides a unique opportunity to work within and across our cross-functional scrum teams towards iterations of software. You will work alongside a team of Developers, UX and Test Automation Engineers providing direction within all aspects of solution design and the software development life cycle.

The team creates software that supports customers, banking clients and staff members with anything from secure customer facing web apps and mobile apps to transaction processing systems. We are looking for individuals who have ambition and drive to push us forward in our journey to improve on our status as the premier provider of savings management in the UK.

As a Lead Developer, you’ll develop and support the software solutions delivered by Newcastle Strategic Solutions, part of the Newcastle Building Society Group. You’ll be responsible for developing and architecting high quality software solutions, whilst maintaining high standards of quality. Working as part of a wider product development / project team and sometimes working independently you will be required to analyse business requirements, design and specify program changes, code the solutions and provide implementation and post implementation support as required.

The Tech Stack: .Net Core, C#, ASP.Net, Blazor pages, MAUI/Xamarin Azure, Web API, WCF, oAuth Microsoft Visual Studio CI/CD with TFS, AzureDevOps, Git, Docker, Kubernetes and Octopus Deploy Microsoft SQL Server HTML, JavaScript, JSON, REST

About You

We are looking for a Lead Developer with the ability to challenge and innovate current ways of working, contribute and take ownership for standards and provide technical direction. You will have experience of leading the direction of a software development team, producing technical design artifacts and a proven track record of delivering substantial goals and solutions. The role plays a big part in the Leadership of the department.

About Us

Newcastle Strategic Solutions is the UK’s leading savings management platform and one of the North East’s most established and successful FinTechs! We provide savings management and technology services for new challenger banks and established providers across the UK. Our work has earned us an enviable reputation in the market as the best at what we do.

For full details along with a comprehensive breakdown of what we’re looking for, please download the role profile.

What do you get in return? As well as receiving a competitive annual salary based on above-market pay scales, our reward package includes:

A 35-hour weekly contract + flexible working options 30 days holiday each year plus bank holidays Bonus Scheme (paid annually) -On target 10%, up to 15% depending on performance Colleague mortgage scheme and access to our financial advisors
Private medical insurance Pension scheme (up to 9% employers’ contribution) Life assurance (4x salary) and income protection Access to a range of wellbeing benefits, including medicash scheme Electric car salary sacrifice scheme Cycle to Work scheme Above statutory family leave entitlement - 3 months full pay, 3 months half pay regardless of gender or route to parenthood An extra day’s holiday for your birthday The option to buy and sell holidays Two paid volunteering days each year A broad range of learning and development opportunities Access to a range of high street and online discounts Free onsite gym at Cobalt and access to a range of discounted/subsidised gym memberships nationwide A wide range of recognition initiatives to recognise and reward great performance Hybrid working - we welcome any discussions around where, how and when people work including part-time hours. Upon starting a new role with us, we will ensure you are equipped with the correct tools and technologies to enable you to do your best work within your hybrid arrangement.

If you have any questions or need any support with your application you can reach out to our Talent Acquisition team at recruitment@newcastle.co.uk

You will be able to work collaboratively within a cross-functional team, you will have a pro-active attitude to continuous improvement in our software, techniques, and processes.

The following skills are essential: Proven track record of delivery in the Microsoft stack e.g. .NET Core, C# & Azure Proven experience leading technical solution design. Proven ability to evaluate technologies and practices.
Proven ability to implement design principles and patterns. Come and join us at a time of significant growth and be part of an exciting business transformation

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