Head of Development (Java, Microservices, CQRS, Azure)

  • Location:

    Croydon, London

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  • Salary:

    £600.00 - £750.00 per day

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12-24 months

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  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

Head of Development (Java, Microservices, CQRS, Azure)

A Head of Development specialist is required to provide development leadership for the Crime Programme, in accordance with the GDS Agile methodology. This will include leading and being the Point of Contact for the Development Practice, providing guidance and standards across the programme.

The role

Development of efficient, proportionate and accessible digital services to enable access to justice via appropriate modern channels

Delivering a more efficient and improved service. For the first time, criminal case information will be kept together in one place.

Key Skills / Experience

  • Demonstrate your experience of building and leading development capabilities to support programme delivery in a multi-vendor landscape, within the last 5 years
  • Demonstrate your experience of developing and owning Development process outputs and presenting these through senior management meetings and governance boards.
  • Demonstrate experience of taking ownership and setting direction for delivery teams to comply with Development constraints and guidelines, within a wider programme.
  • Demonstrate experience of developing Software Development Standards documents within the last 5 years, specifically in an Agile, Java and Open Source delivery.
  • Demonstrate where you have led a large group of Developers to create a single integrated application within a large-scale Agile delivery.
  • Please provide two examples of where you have ensured Developers followed Software Development Standards.
  • Provide an example as to how you managed non-compliance to Software Development Standards.
  • Demonstrate experience of managing branching and merging with a single code base from multiple release trains to ensure regular releases via a single release/deployment pipeline.
  • Please provide an example of where you have led the re-engineering of previously built large, monolithic systems into simplified microservices.
  • Show where you have applied simplified microservices where they have been independently deployed and what challenges have been faced.
  • Demonstrate experience of implementations using Java, Microservices, CQRS, Event Sourcing and 3rd party interfaces/integrations within the last 5 years.
  • Demonstrate experience of developing the principles, standards, ways of working and standard operating procedures and roadmaps consistent with best practice, including using DDD.
  • Demonstrate experience of Open Source tools and technologies (i.e. Wildfly, Artemis) and working on a public cloud, in particular Azure.
  • Demonstrate two examples of leading large-scale Agile development/delivery teams.
  • Demonstrate experience of working within a Software Delivery service in the Public sector.
  • Demonstrate experience of leading development teams through all the phases of the Development Lifecycle.
  • Demonstrate experience of working with Business Product Owners, Business Analysts, Business Architects, Full Stack Developers and Quality Assurance/Testing Leads.
  • Demonstrate experience in wider software development, e.g. CICD, DevOps.
  • Provide 2 examples that demonstrate your experience managing a complex stakeholder environment, including senior stakeholder management and ensuring proper governance
  • Demonstrate how discounts will be linked to duration of the contract.
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