Tech Lead - Leeds
Digital, West Yorkshire
Tech Lead - Leeds
Digital, West Yorkshire

Who we are:

You'll be joining the 6th largest IT Service Provider, present in more than 50 countries. From our roots in Japan, NTT DATA's mission is to facilitate business change and technology transformation across many industries for a better future for our business, people and community. Some of the projects we have supported include the digitising of The Open golf tournament and applying Formula 1 technology to support medical staff at University Hospitals Leicester.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values of 'Clients First', 'Teamwork' and 'Foresight' and we achieve these by putting people first.

We support and celebrate our differences and preferences, these are what makes us unique. Some of our initiatives, collectively known as “DO Diversity”, aim to create a space for us to learn and get involved in building a truly diverse environment. Our Culture & Ethnicity Network gives our colleagues a platform to share their various backgrounds; Our NINGEN programme allows the new generation of NTT DATA employees around the world to connect and shape the future of our organisation and the “City Gives Back” allows us to support our local community that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...and much more!

What you'll be doing:

NTT DATA UK is looking for a React / React Native Tech Lead to join our growing practice specifically focussed on the Digital Experience domain.

The role requires a hands-on technical leader with excellent customer facing skills and the ability to influence business, architecture, and technical stakeholders to manage and deliver successful solutions.  You will be providing technical leadership and ownership of projects, guiding the client in shaping their ideas by applying your technical knowledge and experience primarily in Digital technologies/engineering principles.

You will coordinate and drive the delivery of a team of Application Engineers and continually drive forward quality, standards, tooling and development practices within that team.

You will be primarily responsible for:

  • Being a hands-on contributor as well as providing technical leadership and support to the team in order to manage and deliver successful solutions following the engineering principles of the client organization e.g. test driven, SOLID, 12 factor etc.
  • Designing and delivering complex full stack digital products encompassing a rich variety of technologies and using a mixture of agile and planned methods
  • Breaking down user stories into lower level technical tasks for the delivery team to consume and then mentoring members of the team and supporting them to deliver through pairing and education
  • Documenting and demonstrating solutions by writing documentation, creating and leading customer presentations, creating and maintaining solution / data models / interface specifications, reviewing low level designs and help solve technical challenges
  • Ensuring the implementation of agreed architecture and patterns within a complex existing client landscape
  • Working with Analysts, POs and SMs to bridge the requirements, technical feasibility and delivery gap

What you'll need:

In order to be successful in this role, you will have proven experience in and a solid understanding of most of the following:

  • Strong appreciation of front end delivery concerns including what well architected front end solutions look like (SPA, mobile and traditional MVC) with extensive knowledge of React and/or React Native
  • Experience with RESTful API concepts. Design and implementation API’s using NodeJS and common node modules.
  • Experience with concepts and implementation of GraphQL services using Apollo
  • Experience working with SQL and NoSQL Cloud DBs specifically Mongo
  • Proficient with ES6 & Typescript
  • Good understanding of JavaScript, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model
  • Authentication & Authorization mechanisms with OAuth2, JSON Web Token etc.
  • Skilled with NPM.
  • Creating configuration, build, and test scripts for Continuous Integration environments.
  • Systems design experience, with the ability to articulate complex systems interactions including data flows, common interfaces, APIs and other methods
  • Experience in leading software delivery lifecycles (both agile and more traditional forms), including: DevOps platforms, CI / CD services and approaches, and Automated testing of JS Front End and Node applications.
  • Experience with DevOps tooling and application hosting services such as: Jenkins, Azure DO, Atlassian, Docker, and Azure/GCP/AWS Serverless functions.
  • Versioning tools: Git, BitBucket

...and finally:

Our team believes in hard work. We celebrate each other's success and are always honest with each other to ensure we grow together. We aim to build a strong professional community where each individual can mentor others, be mentored, and grow professionally through training and support to reach their career goals. Our focus on clients, teamwork and foresight forms our DNA and we are looking for someone who shares and embodies these core values, leading by example.

To support your hard work and dedication, we will offer you the following:

25 days of holidays, with the possibility to buy or sell 5 days within your first month

A MacBook or laptop

The opportunity, as we grow, to experiment within new industries and technologies in both Private and Public Sectors, including Insurance, Automotive, Financial, Government and more.

An online training platform with 3000+ courses, accessible from everywhere, to sharpen your skills

Support for training and upskilling

Industry leading employer pension contributions

…And much more!

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Service Line Manager

Robert Harris
Head of Engineering

Highly experienced applications delivery professional with a track record of delivering high quality solutions for customers above expectations and on-budget. Strong focus on architecture, engineering lifecycle and team development; with a sharp commercial acumen and a clear understanding of the business value of IT and future directions of the industry. Combines a deep appreciation of software engineering and technology with practical experience in applying architecture to strategic transformation.

Leeds City Centre

“Upon joining the NTT DATA UK family, you will experience a culturally diverse organisation living our values of Clients First, Teamwork and Foresight as we partner with our customers every day.

At NTT DATA UK, we are proud to support and invest in our people. We offer a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities to develop professionally - with access to cutting edge innovation.”

Fernando Apezteguia, CEO, NTT DATA UK

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