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Lead Application Developer

Job Title: Lead Application Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Salary: 60000 - 80000
REF: PR/002402
Contact Name: Bianca Manser
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Here at Howells we are working with a leading Construction & Repairs Contractor to recruit an Application Developer to lead the team based in Hertfordshire. This is an ideal role for somebody looking to add value to an established team, and pave the way for future development. If you're dreading the return of the daily commute to the City, this Hertfordshire based role is a great opportunity!

Key duties:

· Lead the application development function to deliver user focused web and mobile apps that support the continuous improvement of the business and differentiation in the market.
· Create and maintain a robust framework to support mobile and web applications
· Deliver across the entire life cycle for mobile (Android and iOS) and web apps– from concept, design, build, test, deploy, release to app stores and support.
· Gather business requirements and translate those requirements into compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences
· Build prototypes at scoping stage of projects and demo to stakeholders in a business context
· Architect scalable solutions which can be rapidly deployed and easily supported
· Create and manage Azure cloud native services and components
· Standardise mobile platform and in some cases apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort
· Work with UX/UI designer to create best user experience of the developed applications 
· Explain technologies and solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders
· Strive towards delivering secured, scalable and resilient solutions

What we're looking for:

· Strong experience designing, developing, and testing B2E and B2C mobile and web applications
· Experience developing ‘full stack’ solutions involving database and API and client system design and development
· Strong technical skills in C#, .NET, MVC/Blazor, Web API and Entity Framework
· Good understanding and experience using TDD (Test Driven Development) approach
· Good understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, React
· Experience working with RESTful and SOPA APIs
· Strong experience designing and managing cloud platform resources and services specifically Microsoft Azure
· Experience building cross-platform applications using Xamarin framework and native Android
· Experience using MVVM and SOLID principles
· Experience managing mobile app’s public store presence
· Creative team player with a ‘Can Do’ proactive approach
· Experience integrating software with external systems and providers
· Good understanding of object-oriented programming and enterprise design patterns
· SQL Server back end integration
· Working in an Agile, Kanban, waterfall and hybrid approaches to projects
· Excellent communication skills in English