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Lead Software Engineer

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 19/10/2017
  • Denise Hannon
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We are currently recruiting for a Lead Software Engineer to join our team.


About the company:-
Our business began in Ireland in 1995 with one site, and now we run websites across 12 countries on 3 continents. Saongroup now has over 420 staff around the world. Saongroup is owned by StepStone.
Saongroup is wholly owned by StepStone, part of Axel Springer Digital Classified, one of the world's leading online job board businesses. StepStone operates some of the most successful online job portals with 60 million visits and more than 600,000 jobs advertised per month.
The role is based in our Head Office in the heart of the Digital Docklands area in Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2. Located 15 minutes' walk from Charlemont Luas and 5 minutes' walk from Grand Canal Dock Dart station.
We are currently recruiting for a Lead Software Engineer to join our team.
Key responsibilities:
  • Take on a senior design and development role in ongoing development, maintenance and support projects.
  • Undertake full life cycle tasks in a fast-paced and evolving environment utilising the latest Web Application technologies and techniques in a 24x7 SaaS environment.
  • Designing and developing web application solutions to meet the evolving requirements of our product development roadmap.
  • Working as part of the product development team providing guidance and technical mentoring to less experienced members where necessary
  • Operate a key role in ensuring high quality code and solutions are delivered by the product development team
Essential Skills / Experience:
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Minimum 5 years of .NET/MVC Development
  • Minimum 5+ years post qualification experience in a software development role with experience of all aspects of the development life cycle, preferably on enterprise scale systems
  • A strong knowledge of design patterns.
  • Highly skilled at front-end engineering with extensive development experience in .NET, ASP.NET/Web Development, Web Services Development, Windows Services, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, various JavaScript libraries and micro-frameworks (such as JQuery etc.), XML and XHTML
  • Strong knowledge of Web Standards and Technologies (AJAX, CSS, WS-Security etc.).
  • Very strong object-oriented design skills and coding experience in C#
  • Third level Degree in Software Engineering or an equivalent qualification.
  • Experience in using source code control management systems
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative, in a fast paced environment with attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, an ability to understand complex problems and generate appropriate pragmatic technical solutions.
  • Exposure to Agile Development Methodologies and Brown Field Development Scenarios.
Preferable Skills / Experience:
  • Design and development of web based GUIs for client use and interaction.
  • Experience with MS SQL Server and knowledge of database design and performance.
  • Enterprise Service Bus / MSMQ experience desirable.
  • Exposure to Test Driven Development
  • Experience with AWS Desirable.
Person Specification:
  • Proven ability to analyse technical software development/design issues and manage them to resolution.
  • A proven ability to contribute to an effective and positive team environment.
  • A commitment to delivering high-quality code and designs.
  • The ability to analyse problem software areas and provide recommendations for improvements.
  • Open to new technologies and eager to learn them
  • The ability to mentor junior/less experienced developers.

Ref: 59458.
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