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Lead IT Practitioner

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    Professional Services

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    Up to £590 per day

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    Eszter Katona

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    9 days ago

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Lead IT Practitioner- Met Office
A Technical Team leader is required to manage the delivery of software applications, largely in AWS. The candidate will also need to act in the capacity of software team manager and line manager.

Lead developer
A lead developer leads development on one or a small number of related project teams. At this level, you will:
* guide the ways in which the team works
* be proficient in a wide range of technical systems
* be involved in identifying appropriate technology and approaches, deciding when software should be written
* contribute to the developer community
* provide technical leadership, coach and mentor your team
* promote knowledge sharing and adoption of good practice

* Availability and capacity management. Manage the service components to ensure they meet business needs and performance targets. (Relevant skill level: working)
* Development process optimisation. You can identify process optimisation opportunities with guidance and contribute to the implementation of proposed solutions. (Relevant skill level: working)
* Information security. You have an appreciation of information security, designing solutions and services with security controls embedded, specifically engineered as mitigation against security threats as a core part of the solutions and services. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
* Modern standards approach. You demonstrate strong understanding and application of the most appropriate modern standards and practices. You will take responsibility for coaching and guiding others. (Relevant skill level: expert)
* Programming and build (software engineering). You can advise on the right way to apply standards and methods, ensuring compliance. You can maintain technical responsibility for all the stages and iterations of a software development project. You can provide technical advice to stakeholders and set the team-based standards for programming tools and techniques. (Relevant skill level: expert)
* Prototyping. You see prototyping as a team activity, actively soliciting prototypes and testing with others. You establish design patterns and iterate them. You know a variety of methods of prototyping and can choose the most appropriate ones. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
* Service support. You can identify, locate and fix faults. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
* Systems design. You can design systems characterised by medium levels of risk, impact, and business or technical complexity. You can select appropriate design standards, methods and tools and ensure they are applied effectively. You can review the systems designs of others to ensure selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources and integration of multiple systems and technology. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
* Systems integration. You can define the integration build. You can coordinate build activities across systems and understand how to undertake and support integration-testing activities. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
* User focus. You can collaborate with user researchers and represent users internally. You can explain the difference between user needs and the desires of the user. You champion user research to focus on all users. You know how to prioritise and define approaches to understand the user story, guiding others in doing so. You can offer recommendations on the best tools and methods to be used. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
* Team leadership - Experience of leading and mentoring a multi-disciplinary development team across geographically dispersed environments, ensuring work is done to the highest quality