Lead Front End Developer
End date: N/A
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Solirius Consulting delivers technical consultancy and application delivery to our clients in order to solve real world problems and allow our clients to respond to an ever-changing technical landscape. We partner closely with our clients, embedding our consultants into their businesses in order to provide a bespoke service, allowing us to truly understand our clients’ needs.
It is this close collaboration with our clients that has enabled us to grow rapidly in recent years and will drive our ambitious future growth plans. We currently have over 250 consultants working with a variety of key clients from both the public and private sectors such as the Ministry of Justice, Department for Education, FCDOS, UEFA, International Olympic Committee and Mercedes Benz; with plans to increase our client base further in the near future.
We operate as a flat organisation and believe in trusting and supporting our team to operate independently. We pride ourselves on being specialists at what we do, making the most of our consultants’ expertise in their fields in order to provide a best-in-class service to our clients. All our consultants have the opportunity to work on a range of different projects, providing a broad range of knowledge on which to develop their careers and progress in the direction they choose.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Software Engineering Practice, to build and develop our front end capability.
Working alongside our Head of Software Engineering, building upon an existing front end capability, you will help us to develop a culture of best-practice. You will be an integral part of the team, responsible for leading, designing, developing and delivering software solutions whilst supporting and developing other members of the software team.
We are looking for someone who has an entrepreneurial approach, and is interested in working with our senior management team on business development opportunities.
Our team is our strongest asset, you will be an excellent team player who recognises the strength of the team as a whole and can find their role within the Solirius team.
Typical qualities of a Solirius consultant are:
Best in class technical skills in their sector
Outstanding communication skills
Strong interpersonal and team working skills
Self motivated, enthusiastic and committed
The ideal candidates will share our values and be aligned with our ways of working.
Candidates should be open to working in different locations for different clients. Although most of our work is in London, candidates should be happy to travel as client needs dictate.
Defining and delivering the front end development strategy
Providing direction and influencing key stakeholders across our clients
Developing and scaling our organisational structure to support new services and clients
Assisting with business development opportunities, responding to client Invitations To Tender
Developing high-quality software designs
Identifying, prioritising and executing tasks in the software development lifecycle
Directing the development of tools and applications through clean, efficient code
Collaborating with internal teams and partners to fix and improve products
Ensuring software development is up-to-date with latest technologies
The key activity areas that we would look for you to excel in are:
Software Design, Software Documentation, Software Testing, Teamwork, General
Programming Skills, Software Development Fundamentals, Software Development Process and Software Requirements.
Substantial experience of front end development
Experienced in leading a team of engineers, helping develop their skills and defining career paths
Ability to work with senior stakeholders and detailed technical specialists
Excellent communication skills
Experience of working with cloud infrastructure (Azure or AWS, GCP is beneficial)
Exceptional Software Development knowledge
Applied knowledge of front end frameworks (Angular, React, other similar)
Experience in unit testing frameworks (Karma, Jasmine or others) and exposure to TDD is beneficial
Ability to communicate your design, both verbally and in written form
Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
Ability to work independently and within a team
Excellent organisational skills
Familiarity with Cloud platforms (ideally Azure, else AWS or GCP)
Familiarity with Agile development, DevOps and CI/CD processes and tooling
Package and Benefits:
Competitive salary, dependent on experience
Flexible working / Work from home
Generous annual discretionary bonus
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
10 days allocated development training per year
Annual away days and social events
Equality and diversity
Solirius Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that supports, celebrates, encourages and respects all individuals and in which all processes are based on merit, competence and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality, age, disability, ethnicity, marital status or any other protected characteristics.
Should you require further assistance or require any reasonable adjustments be put in place to better support your application process, please do not hesitate to raise this with us.
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