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Lead Developer - Ruby On Rails

Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer Including Disability/Veterans Job Number: 186947 Nottingham, United Kingdom


As a Lead Developer, you will;

  • Translate business requirements into a sound technical solution to meet customer requirements. This will take accuracy throughout design, development and testing through to implementation
  • Program new and complex programs/systems, and make any amendments to existing ones
  • Lead the root cause investigation/identification of bugs and/or defects, and provide a review of test results to ensure the software meets customer requirements. This will include an evaluation of third party tools, products and new technology.
  • Meet deadlines, and conduct appropriate escalation of issues to line manager with recommended solutions, and the ability to action these solutions where appropriate
  • Carry out system integration testing effectively, as and when required
  • Offer technical support for feasibility, estimating and scheduling of projects and will prove technical updates regarding your own or the team’s delivery, specifically targeted to key stakeholders
  • Be responsible for all aspects of the development life cycle, driving improvement in quality code, defects, security and resilience.
  • Day to day, your responsibilities will be to run planning & pre-planning sessions with Project Managers, Business Analysts, Developers and Test Leads, translating non-technical and technical requirements to appropriate audiences. We’d also like you to take responsibility for the integrity of the software, ensuring technical debt is managed effectively (avoid creating it & remove it whenever there's opportunity) and making sure that we are working to & feeding into development standards & best practices at all times.
  • The role will involve a wide range of technologies including (but not limited to) Ruby on Rails, SQL & Linux. As such the ability to research and self learn technologies to a level where you are able to make sound judgements is a must.

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications


  • Be degree qualified in a software development discipline, or equivalent level of relevant experience.
  • Have a full understanding, monitoring and enforcement of the required technical governance processes such as Design Approval, Implementation Reviews and Change Management.
  • Be familiar with different development methodologies (Waterfall and Agile) and a range of technologies (Ruby on Rails, Java, SQL)
  • Knowledge and experience of general technology environments such as firewalls, load balancers, VIP's and Service Management toolsets
  • ITIL v3