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Senior Technical Lead

Information Services Division

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 04th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £57,342 £ £62,346 per annum
  • REF: 1874485
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Senior Technical Lead, you will report directly into the Team Manager, and play a critical role in technical product delivery alongside a business-aligned Product Owner. You will also provide mentorship to a small number of other Technical Leads/Developers to progress them on their development journey and encourage technical excellence and best practice. The Technical Lead community consists of a number of experts on UCLs technical landscape with proven abilities to lead technically minded individuals to deliver high quality enterprise solutions.

Working with one or more product teams you will oversee key work, take part in planning, forecasting demand and capacity requirements based on ISDs portfolio. You will also support the team as an escalation point and provide feedback and development to staff. You will work alongside Architecture teams, validating high level design from the Solution Architecture function and deciding on the most effective solutions to meet business and architectural requirements.

As an ambassador of change, you will have a continuous improvement ethos, and will seek to work with the wider university and suppliers to develop services to enable success from technology investments.

Key Requirements

You will have extensive experience in delivering IT solutions across a range of technologies and disciplines within a large enterprise environment coupled with advanced knowledge of solution design including the design of multi-tier solutions, infrastructure builds, data structures, security, user interfaces and web services. You will be self-motivated and dynamic, quickly familiarising yourself with UCLs technical landscape and be able to provide the technical roadmap for product teams to constantly and consistently deliver business value.

During your Agile implementations you will be able to maintain the big picture for solutions across, data, technology, application and business layers while having the necessary technical skills to deep-dive and troubleshoot specific technical blockers.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

Further information about working in ISD can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/about-isd/working-isd

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact: ISD HR Administration Team isd-hradmin@ucl.ac.uk.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work. To find out more, please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

4 Mar 2021

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