Technical Design Lead


Darlington, Glasgow


About the job


The role sits within the Customer Software Delivery department within the Technology Directorate, which is headed up by our Chief Information Officer, Stephen Campbell.

The Technical Design Lead is responsible for providing hands-on technical leadership, in the development, operation and ongoing improvements to IT systems, ensuring solutions meet business and system requirements, technical specifications and architectural design requirements.

The role holder will be an active member of technical forums and design clinics, working collaboratively to define solution designs that align to architectural principles.

They will also provide guidance and support to software developers to assure quality development and support the continuous improvement of the development tools, methods and technologies in use.


Job description

The TDL provides technical leadership and guidance to the delivery team and ensures quality output through all stages. They collaborate across their peer group to drive improvements to ways of working.

TDLs perform lead developer roles within SLC.

They will lead development on a small number of related project teams. At this level, you will:

• guide the ways in which the team works

• be proficient in a wide range of technical systems

• be involved in identifying appropriate technology and approaches, deciding when software should be written

• contribute to the developer community

• provide technical leadership, coach and mentor your team

• promote knowledge sharing and adoption of good practice


Essential Criteria (Technical):

· Oracle Stack: Oracle Forms, Pl/SQL, Oracle Database

- OR -

· Java stack: Java (differing versions), spring, angular, react;

Essential Skills:

• DevOps continuous integration tools and techniques
• Excellent creative problem solving skills
• Working with software delivery partners in a multi-vendor environment
• Agile and Waterfall project delivery methodologies/ Lean methods
• Micro service architecture / Service Architecture
• Compliance with standards e.g. GDPR, Security


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Oracle/Java
  • Technical assessment at interview

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

  • Oracle/Java


In addition to salary we offer a range of benefits from which you can choose to add to your total package.

Here are just some examples from a list of many:

• flexi-time
• pensions
• flexible working contracts
• performance related pay awards
• retail discounts
• buy and sell holidays

Apply now!