Technical Lead

10 Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DH, GB

Full-time

Company description

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

 

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

 

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

 

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

 

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

 

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life


Job description

**Please note that we are hiring for a 2023 start date** 

Role description and objectives

As a Technical Lead, you'll be leading Agile software development teams to deliver great technical outcomes for our clients. You'll help steer the direction of projects with your ability to make pragmatic design decisions that deliver value to our clients whilst still adhering to best practices. You know what good looks like from an architectural best practice sense and understand the importance of a robust path to production and why adopting a DevOps culture in your teams is important. Whilst not necessarily the top contributor on Stack Overflow, you're a solid coder in your chosen stack and are not afraid to pick up new programming languages or technologies. You're comfortable in client situations and at articulating technical problems to non-technical people. You may have a team of people to support, be leading a development team, or else you could be working across multiple teams, providing some centralised expertise necessary for a larger programme of work.

Our Technical Lead's:

  • Lead by example, applying best practice Agile and DevOps principles.
  • Have a pragmatic, product focussed mentality to ensure what we build consistently delivers value to our clients.
  • Get their hands dirty across a variety of technologies and understand common patterns across the full stack of an application.
  • Take pride in building and nurturing those around them.

Qualifications

Professional experience

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • To have: 6+ years experience working with a programming stack of your choice (e.g. .NET/.NET Core/Java/JavaScript SPA Frameworks/Node.js/Python).
  • Extensive experience of all aspects of the product development lifecycle.
  • Experience developing cloud-native applications (AWS, Azure, or GCP).
  • Experience defining testing strategies and applying test automation, ideally drawing on TDD or BDD.
  • Experience implementing CI/CD practices such as git, branching, automated tests and automated deployment pipelines.
  • Extensive experience working in an Agile team using Scrum or Kanban processes.

Personal qualities

  • You'll have a passion for delivering fantastic technology enabled products that deliver value to our clients
  • You'll be a great communicator and a collaborative team player - passionate about building great relationships with your colleagues and clients alike.
  • You'll be armed with initiative and will strive to solve problems yourself - Google'ing is half of the job!
  •  You'll be comfortable using one or more programming languages and rolling your sleeves up when required.
  • You'll have a good understanding of services provided by the major public cloud vendors (AWS/Azure/GCP) and have built enterprise grade applications on one of these platforms before.

Additional information

Benefits:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Contact the team

We look forward to hearing from you.