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Lead Software Developer (Mobile)

  • Salary: £300 - £400 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 13/09/2018
  • Job reference: 101

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Lead Software Developer (Mobile), Xamarin, XAML, Android, Windows Presentation, Apple, IOS, MSTest, Nunit, SQL, Enterprise, RDBMS, .NET, ASP, integrated, Development, Developing, Entity, LINQ


Our Public Sector clinet based in Cardiff are recruiting for a Mobile Software Developer, ideally with experience in Xamarin.


The objective of this procurement is to recruit a Lead Software Developer, specialising in Xamarin mobile application development and app store deployment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead on developing software components for National applications and ensuring they are rigorously built and tested in accordance with software industry best practice.
  • Guide users and other stakeholders on the most effective way to solve business problems when developing software applications.
  • Contribute ideas on how to become more effective during regular team meetings such as Sprint retrospectives.
  • Mentor junior colleagues, analysing their strengths and weaknesses and providing advice and guidance to develop their skills and abilities (particularly their technical expertise).
  • Routinely solve complex technical and business logic problems, providing for the most part, elegant solutions that make use of suitable software patterns.
  • Develop suitable test plans and supporting test data to prove the correct operation of code during unit testing.
  • Prepare well written technical documentation to ensure software applications are well understood and maintainable.


  • Bachelor's Honours degree in Software Development or equivalent qualifications, knowledge or experience.
  • Foundation qualification in an agile development methodology (e.g. the BCS Foundation Agile) or equivalent knowledge or experience.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to write software code and produce elegant, robust and maintainable software applications.
  • Experience of developing iOS and/or Android applications with XAML, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Xamarin or similar.
  • ASP.NET MVC and the latest Microsoft .NET technologies (up to version 4.6).
  • Excellent understanding of OOP and software design patterns.
  • Entity Framework and LINQ.
  • Unit testing frameworks such as MSTest or NUnit.
  • SQL, Enterprise RDBMS.
  • Mentoring and coaching junior development staff.

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