• Development team leader

    Location UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
    Job ID
    Information Services (IS)
    Position Type
  • Overview

    We have a great opportunity for a Development Team Leader to join the UKI IT Team.  This team consists of highly skilled software architects, developers, testers, technical authors and analysts, all operating in a dynamic and customer focused environment following an agile methodology. As well as encouraging innovation and agility, we also look to embrace the latest technologies to provide ever increasing business benefits to our customers.


    Your primary focus will be leading a multi-disciplinary scrum development team. You will be accountable for the estimating and planning of the teams work whilst ensuring that this is managed in a way that allows flair and creative innovation to flourish within a disciplined environment.

    You will encourage and nurture innovation, creativity and appropriate risk-taking, but will be comfortable balancing this with due engineering rigour and meeting the commercial demands of the business.

    The role requires someone with a keen people focus, experience of people management, task management skills, and the ability to achieve consistent success and enthusiasm from their people. Familiarity with software development methodologies is key, especially Agile (Scrum).

    We are looking for a candidate with that rare blend of technical strength and solid leadership skills, who will inspire their team to consistently deliver technical solutions to support the continued growth of the company.

    You will be passionate and demonstrate integrity and personal commitment, whilst taking personal accountability for consistently delivering high quality solutions. You will create the conditions for the team to succeed by energising and motivating others to deliver the exceptional and will celebrate their successes.

    Whilst the key aspect of this role is leadership, we’d love you to have a background in some of the following: CRM systems, ASP.Net MVC, Node.js express, secure development, design and development of APIs and design and development of composite applications. We will, however, help you develop your skills in these areas.  An understanding of cloud-based development, ideally AWS or Azure, would be of particular interest. 

    In return, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of exciting and key strategic projects across desktop, web and mobile platforms, as well as becoming an integral part of a key team within the organization, with excellent opportunities for career progression.

    Company Information

    Our Story

    Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


    Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

    It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

    In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


    An innovator today and tomorrow     

    Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

    We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


    Inventing the future 

    We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

    Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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