Applications Development Team Lead

My client is seeking an Applications Development Team Leader to join their team on a permanent basis. This role will be responsible for 2 permanent developers (1 x Web Application Developer and 1 x Senior Application Development Analyst) as well as contractors as required.

The Development & Analytics Team is responsible for development standards, practice, maintenance and delivery of a wide variety of solutions. As part of Development & Analytics, you will be high performing team player that embraces best practice to deliver positive outcomes to the greater organisation in a safe, secure and sustainable manner.

You will lead a small team of developers and determine key work priorities within the context of agreed work plans and will consult with the Development & Analytics manager on complex, sensitive and major issues that have a significant impact to the organisation

Key Accountabilities:

Provide leadership and mentoring capability to junior staff within the Development & Analytics team.
Build and maintain-support a portfolio of applications-solutions (such as existing bespoke, legacy and COTS applications) to manage information as a strategic asset across the organisation.
Engage new techniques, technology and processes throughout industry, and adapt techniques to create new solutions for the organisation.
Receive business requirements and where appropriate develop new solutions, guiding the team in implementing bespoke solutions.
Review existing solutions available, and make decisions as to whether it is appropriate to buy off an off the shelf tool to meet business needs, or take ownership of creating a new solution for the business - guiding the team in implementing a new solution.
Develop new strategies and approaches to address new business problems and needs as they arise.
Undertake a range of activities in the software development life cycle using a range of tools, techniques and programming languages to ensure customer requirements are met. Ensure application data integrity, availability, security and accessibility including the presentation and correlation of data in different formats.
Engage project team members in the planning and completing of project activities and integrate those activities with other projects across site.
Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of best practice applications life-cycle methodology and to convert this knowledge into practical measures that can be adopted by the organisation.

Skills and Experience:

Degree or higher in Computing Science or equivalent experience.
Demonstrated experience in web application development with a proven track record in successful solution delivery, including requirements gathering, review and stakeholder management.
Proven experience in a technical senior development role, including guiding and mentoring junior, mid and senior level application development staff.
Experience in improving and maturing development process and strategies, including testing, development pipeline and security.
Significant demonstrated experience with the PHP Framework Symphony and associated front-end technology in recent projects, within an enterprise setting.
Experience in managing a portfolio of applications in a regulated environment, consisting of bespoke and COTS application-solutions.
Experience in leading and influencing projects in order to ensure positive and fit for purpose outcomes.
Knowledge and experience with contemporary SDLCs, including AGILE and associated tool-sets.
Superior written and verbal communication skills.
Willingness to learn new technology, adopt new strategies and contribute to the Development & Analytics process and strategy landscape.

This role will be based out of Lucas Heights though for now will be work from home full time. After lock-down has lifted you will have a mix of WFH and office based work. You will also need to be an Australian Citizen to apply for this role as Baseline security clearance is required.
Lucas Heights, NSW, AU