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Technical lead (Permanent)

Location: Newcastle, Tyne & Wear Country: UK Rate: £60k+

Technical Lead


£60k+ (negotiable Dependent on experience)


We are Difrent

We have an ambitious growth plan at Difrent that will see us delivering cutting edge digital services to our Healthcare, Government and Private Sector clients.

Our culture is founded on passion, creativity and straight talking. As a business we are fun and want people to be who they really are. The two owners have huge amounts of drive, ambition and have created an awesome brand.

Due to the ongoing success, we're now looking for a proactive and experienced Sales Manager to join us on a permanent basis, ideally with previous experience of working with the government digital service and bidding for government work.

Who are we looking for to join us

We are now moving from a mature start-up to an aggressive scale up operation. Through both our over performance against current plan and our strategic planning for the business.

Therefore, we are making a number of significant hires across our teams.

Your priority will be to drive excellence in leading our development teams engaged with one of our ongoing projects. Here at Difrent we have a reputation for delivering outstanding outcomes for our clients. As such we need the best candidates and the best employees. Your main task will be team leadership, setting goals and objectives at both sprint and team level. Reviewing backlogs of effort with the Delivery Manager to provide quality estimates of remaining work, making recommendations where blockers or delays can be managed or avoided. You will work with client Product Owners and DevOps teams to ensure code is released into production in line with plans and procedures.

What you like doing

  • Previous experience in a technical leadership role

  • Team management, objective setting and mentoring junior developers

  • Working as part of a management structure with a Delivery Manager, Product Owner and Solutions Architect

  • Sizing and estimation of development tasks across the software development life cycle

  • Experience with agile tools and methodologies (eg Scrum, Kanban, Confluence, JIRA)

  • Experience of working on micro service and monolith projects

  • Experience of working with open source code and technologies(Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Spring, Express.js, Angular etc)

  • Experience of working with JavaScript frameworks

  • Experience of relational and NoSQL databases

  • Significant experience of agile development practices - TDD, BDD

  • Experience of configuring Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment with Jenkins, Puppet and Docker

  • Knowledge of GIT source code management

  • Excellent communication skills

What we would like you to do (not essential skills):

  • Experience of DevOps

  • Previous experience of working in a consultancy/start up environment

  • Experience of working with Service Design teams

  • Experience of working across the Public Sector

  • Familiarity of working towards a GDS assessment

  • Experience of working on bid materials

  • Experience of working on procurement assessments

If you're an ambitious Sales Manager looking for an exciting challenge with a company that offers genuine career progression and personal development, this is a fantastic opportunity to be working as part of Difrent! Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds and we welcome diversity.

How to apply

Please send your CV to our internal recruitment team (see below)

Posted Date: 29 Oct 2019 Reference: JSTECHLEAD Employment Agency: Difrent Ltd Contact: George Morgan