Lead Systems Developer

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Lead Systems Developer

  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, car allowance

  • Contact:

    Rachel Powell

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a rapidly growing telecoms business. My client is seeking an experienced Lead Systems Developer to develop, design and manage the overall systems and IT portfolio.

This is a hands-on role requiring solid development capability with the ability to interface with management. Development knowledge needs to stretch across multiple areas; database, operating systems, web, software (full stack) - with software and web being the primary areas.

This role will suit candidates who wish to bring their proven Systems and technical IT knowledge into the telecommunications industry with a leading networking company, driving fibre delivered products and services to partners, businesses, and residential customers across the UK.


  • Developing and managing the Systems and IT strategy for the company, ensuring current and future OSS/BSS requirements are being met.
  • Analysing current systems and identifying improvements.
  • Developing system or application capability where required, and integrating into System architecture.
  • Working directly with System vendors and partners to maintain optimum Systems performance and availability.
  • Keeping the Senior Management Team and other key stakeholders updated with strategic and tactical plan progression.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with key suppliers/partners and ensuring the latest system developments are being brought through into the Systems strategy.
  • Acting as prime support contact during any major Systems outage.
  • Work to best practice methodologies, minimising impact on production environments at all times.

Essential Experience

  • Strong previous development experience in the following: PHP, ASP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, RESTful web services (JSON, HTML, XML), .NET
  • Ability to design, read and write code to ensure it meets required security standards.
  • Review and complete formal compliance documentation.
  • Read technical specifications and translate them into development tasks.
  • Understand security bulletins and apply them to Systems and IT infrastructure.
  • Understand custom web systems and APIs and integrate them into the Systems and IT infrastructure.
  • Ability to document internal processes and periodic compliance activities.
  • Linux experience (Ubuntu)
  • Systems language skills with hands on experience of developing Systems strategy.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office application integration skills.

Desirable Experience

  • Experience with GIS systems and associated languages and standards.
  • Experience in networking standards and operation.
  • In-depth Javascript development experience.
  • Programming languages such as Python/Ruby, Java, C++.
  • Experience/Qualifications relating to virtualisation/deployment technologies (VMware, ProxMox, AWS, Docker).
  • Experience with Power Apps development and BI tools.
  • Systems language skills - such as C#.Net (7y), Visual C++ 6.0 (4y), Borland C++ (5y), SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 + T-SQL (3y), Oracle + PLSQL (7y), Access (2y) ASP.NET 3.5 + CSS + Javascript (4y), XSL (6m), HTML (2y), XML (3y), ADO.NET (4y)
  • Systems analysis, design, organisation and implementation skills.
  • Working knowledge of telecoms industry fibre broadband products and services.
  • Demonstrable experience working in a Systems architect or Systems engineering role.


  • £40,000 - £50,000
  • Car Allowance
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • 1 day off for your birthday
  • Pension

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity please submit your CV, if you don't receive a response within 5 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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