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Waterford Institute of Technology – TSSG – Technical Lead

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Waterford Institute of Technology – TSSG – Technical Lead (Ref. No. 016078)

Job Title: Technical Lead (Ref. No. 016078)

Department: TSSG (

Location: Waterford

Commencement Date: Immediately

Major Duties:

Lead advanced contract R&D and EI projects.

Liaise with prospective clients and stakeholders to understand and interpret their business requirements, goals and identify appropriate solutions.

Accurately define and estimate technical architectures and solutions.

Ensure delivery of software and documentation of technical projects to agreed schedule and specification.

Ensure all stakeholders up to date with progress of projects.

Co-ordinate resolution of technical issues across multiple teams.

Act as a mentor to less experienced developers – providing technical guidance and direction, developing their skills and competences.

Follow and promote a SCRUM and test-driven development (TDD) approach.

Participate in improvements to all aspects of development lifecycle methodology.

Collaborate with the TSSG Research Units to ensure alignment with WIT governance and following best practice.

Mentor junior staff members in software engineering processes and new technologies.

Write proposals and secure personal and team funding.

Perform Line Management

Report to the Research Unit Manager

Flexibility to work with customers in different time zones e.g. US West & East Coast and Japan.

Travel on behalf of the project(s) to national and international locations.

Person Specification

Academic Qualifications:

Essential: BSc in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Similar

Desirable: MSc in Computer Science or Similar


Essential: Experience in Agile or SCRUM, Java, Node.JS, Java script,

Desirable: 8-10 years software development experience;

Specific Knowledge and Skills:

Essential: Team Leadership, Project Management, Managing Client Requirements, Effort Estimation, Delivering Quality Software

Desirable: Proposal coordination

Specific Personal Qualities:

Essential: Motivated, self starter, interested in pursuing and developing own research agenda.

Closing Date of Advert: 4.00pm on Wednesday 9th December 2015.

Application Procedure:

To apply for this position please submit only a CV with accompanying letter/email. Any documents in excess of this requirement will be deleted. Please mark the application clearly with the appropriate reference number. Please address to Ms. Ruth Hennebry, The Human Resource Office, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford. Tel: 051-845519.

At a minimum candidates must demonstrate in their application that they possess all of the essential elements applicable in the person specification. The Institute will then decide to interview only those applicants who appear from the information available, to be the most suitable, in terms of experience, qualifications and other requirements of the post.

Please note applications will be acknowledged within three working days of the competition closing. Candidates should keep a copy of the advert for their file as this will be needed for review should their application progress.

WIT is an equal opportunities employer.