Lead Developer


Time Type

Full time


£70,000 - £75,000


Amazing Benefits

Close Date


Area of Business



Reading - Green Park, Brook Drive

Job ID 00020538

About the role

What is the job?

We’re looking for an experienced web application developer (Angular or React framework) to build out the UI for our new services. In this role you will be the leading engineer in an Agile squad, ultimately responsible for the engineering quality, design, implementation and operation of your product.  You’ll work with business partners, engineers, data scientists, and UX designers to design, implement, test, deliver, document, and maintain complex applications, tools, systems and services.  You will work with product managers in analysing business metrics and functional requirements, and translate them into robust and scalable technical solutions.  You will work with cutting-edge technologies and processes and develop well rounded skills such as data analysis, leadership and effective programme management.

What will you be doing?
You will have significant input into user experience design and will set the technical strategy for your team; creating architecture, and solving problems for the long term business through best practice approaches to operational excellence, rapid time-to-market delivery, and a frugal total cost of ownership.
You will own the process as well as being hands on with the full development lifecycle of a system from insight and design through development, review, testing, integration, deployment and operations.
You will have a deep understanding of the business drivers that make your products and services successful and how your software contributes to that success.  You use this understanding to influence product decisions and to make delivery trade-offs that maximise customer value.
You will diagnose, mitigate and root cause live issues on production solutions and are responsible for their uptime and reliability. You will also drive successful delivery of the team’s product across the Virgin Media organisation and with external partners to design solutions, coordinate development, identify and resolve issues and arbitrate disputes.
The Lead Developer will drive constant improvement in best practices, design and innovation across multiple teams within your organisation participate in projects that involve multiple teams within your area of the Digital org and that address issues outside your normal areas of responsibility or expertise.

Are you right for the role?
You will have the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Proven experience with Front End technologies

  • Strong Angular or React exprience.

  • Background in Javascript, Python or Java.

  • Successfully mentored and promoted software engineers and testers.

  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs and product strategy.

  • Deep understanding of Agile and DevOps and ability to inspire teams around these delivery models.

  • A deep understanding of design patterns, object oriented design, data structures and algorithms.

  • Hands on expertise in disparate technologies such as cloud computing, native device development, CMS solutions, service oriented architecture, user interface development, or machine learning.

Other great information
We’ve recently launched our new Purpose & Values – something that really matters to us and will give you a real insight into how we embrace our values in all that we do

What to do now?
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