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Lead Web developer

Lead Web developer

ID 
2018-4434
Job Locations 
India-Gurgaon
Function 
Information Technology

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Introduction

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As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries. The business has a large subscription client base, receiving economic, political and industry analysis through our websites, as well as a consulting business in which we are sometimes required to deliver bespoke content in digital formats (websites, and apps) to clients. Our website is at www.eiu.com.

 

At EIU Digital, the technology function in the business, we have three kinds of work, namely strategic projects, changes requests and bug fixes, and operational activities – which deliver products to our subscribers, our online store users and our clients of custom content.

 

Strategic projects can be 3 – 9 months long, with interim releases and distinct testing phases; smaller changes and bug fixes are bundled into weekly or bi-weekly releases, with testing fitted in. These projects cover the front-end web or other delivery, as well as our backend supporting systems.

 

We are now seeking a Lead Web Developer to lead an application development team that develops and maintains EIU.com websites.

 

This role will be part of our rapidly growing Gurgaon team, which is connected to a wider Global presence across London and New York.

Accountabilities

Do application development

  • Develop web pages in ASP.NET web forms, ASP.NET MVC and Classic ASP
  • Develop MS SQL tables, stored procedures, T-SQL
  • Develop business logic components in C# .NET
  • Deliver application features within the Scrum sprint schedules
  • Manage team and application dependencies when committing code to source code control
  • Unit test and review code to meet quality standards
  • Diagnose and resolve production issues

Carry out team management

  • Manage the development team to deliver within the Scrum sprint schedules
  • Manage and communicate project tasks and priorities. Ensure high team productivity.
  • Mentor team members to improve skills that increase team effectiveness (e.g. technical, communication, planning)
  • Communicate and institute common technical and operational standards. Improve development consistency and quality.

Carry out project management and planning

  • Work in an Agile Scrum process where team communication and flexibility are highly valued
  • Review and estimate business requirements and user stories
  • Break down user stories into development tasks
  • Participate in design sessions and create technical design documents

Carry out administrative and progressive activities

  • Attend EIU weekly staff meetings
  • Attend manager weekly 1-1 meetings
  • Attend daily project scrum meetings

Performance measures

  • Quality of code as evaluated by the technical manager
  • Meets personal and project deadlines
  • Personal attributes:
    • Detail-oriented
    • Motivated and able to work independently
    • Committed to team members and team goals
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in this role you must have:

  • 5-8 yrs in an ASP.NET and SQL development role
  • 1-2 yrs experience in a technical lead or architect role
  • 3-5 yrs experience in team management and agile development methodologies
  • Additional experience a plus
    • Classic ASP
    • SVN + Git source code control
    • Web Content management systems
    • iOS and Android mobile development

 You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Developing websites using C#, ASP.NET 3.5, MVC 4 or higher
  • Expertise with Visual Studio 2010 or higher
  • Database modelling and T-SQL development in MS SQL Server 2008 or higher
  • Configuring and managing websites in IIS7.5 and Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher
  • Experience developing with HTML5, CSS, JQuery and Javascript
  • Familiarity to use most of the following tools used by EIU Digital:
    • Sketch: Concept, wireframes, high end visual designs
    • Invision App: Prototype creation
    • Slack: Team messaging
    • Replicon: Time tracking & management
    • VersionOne: Agile Project management tool
    • MS Project: Project Management
    • Google Enterprise: Email, Drive, Calendar, Hang Outs

Other

  • Travel: Some travel to our offices in London and/or New York may be required
  • Hours: Flexibility to work across UK hours, with some crossover to New York

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.