Developer Guild Leader

  • Chippenham, UK
  • Feb 25, 2019
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Developer Guild Leader

Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits

About us

Changing the world is no easy task. But in 1999 that’s exactly what Good Energy set out to do. Its purpose is to enable people, in their homes and their businesses to play an important role in protecting their world from climate change, by providing access to locally sourced renewable energy. Fast forward 18 years and the business is now a key player in the renewable energy space, helping shape national debate & policy and enjoying hard earned business success, trebling revenues over last 5 years.

The key to this success? Is the understanding that significant change can be achieved by individuals and businesses working together to make a difference at scale. “Together” has helped create a high performing team of over 325 passionate, skilled and motivated colleagues. “Together” has galvanised thousands of consumers, business customers and renewable suppliers.

As part of aligning IT & Digitals’ delivery, the department is looking to work ever closer with the non-IT departments to provide a transparency, focused and Customer Promise based delivery service to Good Energy; making Good Energy a Lean enterprise.

About the role

The purpose of the role will be to provide leadership to all developers, driving continuous improvement, introducing and embedding industry good practice and managing individual developers’ performance and professional development.  Deliver development capability for critical workflows and act as the point of escalation for all development work.

Working with the Technical Architect to seek opportunities to introduce new technologies, it will own the direction and implementation of developer tooling and the practices roadmap (including, but not limited to CI/CD, test-driven development and choice of development stacks).

About you

You will be a proactive individual with significant technical experience and interest in participating and growing a high performing development team. Comfortable balancing own deliverables and leading direct reports operating in a matrix managed structure, you will have a strong understanding of Agile principles and implementations. A desire to continuously seek out improvements sourced from their own experience, suggestions from the developers or good practice from the broader software development industry.

A champion for growing a progressive, diverse and inclusive developer community. Participating in industry events to raise our profile.

Behaviours - Works in a way which role models our values: 


We are straightforward in how we communicate with each other and get things done.


We are determined and resilient, overcoming challenges to realise our purpose together.


We value people’s differences and recognise the strength they give us when we work together.


In fulfilling our purpose, we aim to balance fairly the needs of our people with those of our customers, our shareholders and our futureholders.

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a wide range of benefits. Our office in Chippenham is very accessible; we are just a two minute walk from Chippenham train station and within easy reach of surrounding towns and communities.

So if you’d like to be part of this multi award winning, innovative and fast growing ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you. 

Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter stating your experience and suitability for the role to

By applying for a job at Good Energy, you agree that we’ll process your details for the purpose of applying for this vacancy. We’ll have access to your personal information from your application and other materials you submit in support of your application. We’ll retain your personal information on our own systems to facilitate the administration of the recruitment process and we’ll share your application with the relevant hiring manager. We won’t share your information for marketing purposes or with any third parties without your expressed consent (if we decide to perform a psychometric test we’ll require additional consent for being able to profile your personal information). We’ll retain your information if you’re unsuccessful for 6 months unless requested not to at which point your data will be deleted.

Closing date: Sunday 17th March 2019


Software-Web Development


Competitive + excellent benefits