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Lead Developer

About the role

Job Title: Lead Developer

Location: Darlington

Salary: Up to £60,000


NRG are delighted to announce we are working alongside a well-established brand in the Health and Fitness industry in their pursuit of a Lead Developer.

Our client is seeking a seasoned professional to join their team and spearhead the in-house transition of their vital membership system. As the Lead Developer, you will be responsible for guiding a team of 3-5 developers, overseeing the effective development and deployment of a PHP front end coupled with a MySQL backend running on Ubuntu. Furthermore, you will play a pivotal role in steering strategic decisions and overseeing the management of system changes.




Team Leadership:

● Guide and motivate a team of 3-5 developers to attain project objectives.

● Nurture a collaborative and inventive development atmosphere.

● Facilitate routine team meetings and offer direction on project priorities.


Project Management:

● Supervise the complete development lifecycle of the membership system.

● Create and administer project timelines, guaranteeing the achievement of milestones.

● Work closely with stakeholders to delineate project requirements and goals.


Technical Proficiency:

● Demonstrate robust skills in PHP for front-end development.

● Expertise in the design and administration of MySQL databases.

● Optimize the system for performance, scalability, and security.

● Address and resolve technical issues promptly as they emerge.

Strategic Involvement:

● Engage with senior management to synchronize development endeavours with the overarching business strategy.

● Offer insights on technology decisions in harmony with the organization's long-term vision.

● Participate actively in conversations and initiatives concerning system enhancements and improvements.


Change Management:

● Spearhead and oversee initiatives for system change to elevate operational efficiency.

● Collaborate with stakeholders to pinpoint areas for improvement and execute necessary changes.

● Effectively communicate changes to the team, ensuring a seamless transition.



● Cooperate with various departments to comprehend business requirements.

● Forge close partnerships with UI/UX designers for the implementation of an intuitive and user-friendly interface.

● Coordinate with system administrators for deployment and server maintenance.


Quality Assurance:

● Instigate and supervise testing processes to ensure the reliability and functionality of the system.

● Conduct comprehensive code reviews and furnish constructive feedback to the development team.

● Enforce best practices for quality assurance throughout the development lifecycle.



Required Skills:

● Demonstrated expertise as a Lead Developer or in an equivalent capacity.

● Proficiency in PHP, MySQL, and Ubuntu server administration.

● Background in front-end technologies, encompassing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

● Outstanding leadership and communication capabilities.

● Aptitude for prioritizing and overseeing multiple tasks in a dynamic environment.



For more information or to apply, click Apply Now and a member of our team will be in touch.



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