Working in the Enabling & Emerging Technologies team, you’ll be responsible for managing a multidisciplinary team of developers and interaction designers in the delivery of digital products and data innovation, to ensure that the Digital & IT team and the councils have the capacity and capability to deliver the Digital Strategy. You will play a key role in designing and developing digital products and solutions, including APIs, integrations, web applications and software.
The role will require experience of both technical leadership and line management.
Salary: £49,464 - £54,597
The Digital Development Lead role reports directly to the Enabling and Emerging Technologies Manager and its main purpose is to:
Lead a multidisciplinary team of developers and interaction designers in the delivery of digital products and data innovation
Lead in the specification, design, testing and implementation of large / complex systems, covering for example: objectives, scope, constraints, hardware, network and software environments, main system functions and information flows, data load and implementation strategies, phasing of development, requirements not met and alternatives considered
Work alongside managers in the department and across the councils to build excellence in digital and technology skills, encouraging the sharing of best practices and delivery of results
Explore and innovate within the technologies we have and emerging technologies, including maximising customer data insights (including spatial data) for the benefit of the community
Assist in the Digital Ambassador programme
Work with the Digital & IT Management team to improve the Digital and IT brand
Create an environment to drive innovation
Empower the team by creating a supportive environment for team members to excel at their roles and develop their careers within the department and the wider councils
Ensure that all documentation is written, maintained and executed to the highest standards and act as a champion of the Quality Management System (QMS)
Ensure the security of the ICT systems both physically and logically
Work within the ITIL framework.
In order to successfully deliver the responsibilities of the role, you will need to:
Have strong leadership skills, modelling a performance culture and constructively building achievement, confidence and skills in others
Champion user needs in the continuous delivery of digital products
Question and challenge conventional thinking, with a continual eye on the bigger picture in terms of the corporate context and external environment
Role model agility and adaptability in mindset and ways of working
Work successfully with key stakeholders including Members, residents, businesses, communities, partner organisations and other public services
Demonstrate commitment to own personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the role
Demonstrate a high level of innovation and creativity.
Experience of working in digital transformation across an organisation
Experience of digital product delivery and working with Agile tools and techniques
Experience in the management of the processes, systems and functions in complex IT and cloud environments
Experience of complex application environments
Extensive experience in shaping and building digital and technology capability
Experience in working at a strategic and tactical level to ensure that deliverables meet the business needs of the organisation
Track record of building excellent stakeholder relationships
Understanding of business change concepts
An awareness of software development, data / systems integration and the software development lifecycle
Experience of standards associated with data, master data management and information management. Examples: Public Services Mapping Agreement, BS7666, INSPIRE
Experience of programming languages
Experience of management and leadership in Digital teams
Excellent working knowledge and a champion of ITIL practices.
Lead and Manager positions
There are a number of roles across the department at Grade I, J or K that are designated as Lead or Manager. These roles have a dual purpose in that they are expected to have specialist knowledge and skill within their own area and also play an active part in the operational management of their team. They will do this by:
Understanding and supporting the Digital Strategy
Working with their line manager and other leads/managers within the team to manage the team workload
Directly managing a small number of reports and/or managing a virtual team working on a specific task or project
Managing other resources such as physical or logical technology/software and vendor services
Providing appropriate analysis and reporting within their area of expertise
Coaching less senior members of the team both professionally and technically
Acting as a lead across the department and the wider customer base in promoting, communicating and developing their area of expertise
Seeking opportunities for innovation and collaboration
Demonstrating the culture and values on a day-to-day basis.
All Lead and Manager postholders (at grades I, J and K) are expected to be able to deputise for their line manager (typically an L or M grade).