Lead Developer X 2

  • Chippenham, UK
  • Jul 24, 2019
Full time Information Technology Java Software Engineer

Job Description

Job Title:  Lead Developer X 2

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits including location allowance, annual bonus and opportunity for green allowance

About Good Energy

One of the biggest things we can all do to tackle climate change is switch to clean power. At Good Energy, we’ve been giving people that choice since 1999. We supply thousands of homes and businesses with 100% renewable electricity, sourced from local, independent generators. And, by working with our customers, generators and investors, we’re achieving our purpose of powering a cleaner, greener future together.   

We’re now beginning an exciting new chapter in our story, which will see us explore innovative ways to help more and more homes and businesses use clean, renewable power. To do this, we need talented people to join us. And that’s where you come in.  Join us and become part of a team whose day-to-day work contributes to building a more sustainable world for us all.

About the role 

We are currently seeking two Lead Developers that will provide leadership to our team of developers, driving continuous improvement, introducing and embedding industry good practice and managing individual performance and professional development. In this role you will deliver development capability for critical workflows and act as the point of escalation for all development work.   


Reporting to the CTO you will develop and implement the developer strategy and business plans in close collaboration with key stakeholders, working closely and leading all developers in a way that supports high performance and engagement over the longer term.

A large part of the role will be to work collaboratively with the Technical Architect and Portfolio Team to ensure our developers are working effectively with Scrum Teams.  You’ll work with the developers to identify areas for their development, continuously ensuring high performance of the team. You will also work closely with the Technical Architect to seek opportunities to introduce new technologies that will improve technical delivery and support implementation.

You will own the direction and implementation of developer tooling and practices roadmap (including, but not limited to CI/CD, test-driven development, choice of development stacks), whilst managing risk in relation to the broader business.

About you:

With a 2:1 or First-class degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or similar technical degree, you will be a proactive individual with significant technical experience and interest in participating and growing a high performing development team. You will be able to demonstrate successfully leading, mentoring and developing a team of developers in a fast-paced, agile environment. Comfortable balancing your own deliverables and leading direct reports operating in a matrix managed structure. Strong understanding of Agile principles and implementations is essential to this role.


You will have a desire to continuously seek out improvements sourced from your own previous experience, suggestions from our developers as well as learning from the broader software development industry.

You will be champion for growing a progressive, diverse and inclusive developer community and will participate in industry events to raise your profile. You will have demonstrable experience of delivering high quality code across a full stack, with a focus on front-end web development and have a background of developing on a javascript related web stack and integration technologies.

Below you will find our purpose statement and our 4 values, which we aim to bring to life in all our actions at Good Energy.

Our Purpose: ‘Powering the choice of cleaner greener future, together’ 


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. Good Energy is based in Chippenham, Wiltshire. We’ve been here since the very beginning and are busy planning a new state-of-the-art headquarters to call our future home. We’re just a two-minute walk away from the train station, with fast connections to Bristol, Swindon and the surrounding area.

Closing Date: Sunday 18th August 2019


Database Development-Administration


Competitive + excellent benefits