Senior software/web developer (team lead)

  • £70,000-£100,000 base + bonus and additional benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BSM Group
  • 16 Jan 17

Leading global commodities trading firm are looking for a technical lead for a new fin-tech product they are launching in 2017.


·         In charge of all technical aspects of new proprietary smallholder farm management system including:

o   Develops software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.

o   Make sure that the architecture is not only the right one for operations, but also for deployment and sustainment

o   Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions.

o   Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.

o   Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming.

o   Improves operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures.

o   Updates job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

o   Develop understanding and conduct review of current system in line with customer and internal requirements

o   Maintenance of website, database and mobile application.

o   Development and implementation of data security protocol.

o   Work closely with internal management and external stakeholders to design, code and test all future development work.

o   identify and interact with stakeholders to make sure their needs are being met

o   Technical troubleshooting and problem solving for key global customers.

o   Work closely with potential partners to explore technical innovations and opportunities.

o   Use of data to present informed recommendations and/or decisions on future development work and prioritisation.

o   Creation of development/testing framework using feedback and uptake metrics (metric cohorts to be decided).



·         8-10 years experience in software development of which at least 4 years are in design and development of  Business application software

·         Hands on experience in collating business requirements and translating these to application design

·         Deep understanding of building  interfaces and leveraging of  social media platforms

·         Strong understanding and fluency in following; Linux (Ubuntu), PHP, Laravel . MySQL, C++, Java and .NET

·         Able to work in small team but with individual drive and ability to take decisions

·         Understanding of agri value chain and exposure to the agri value chain or associated industry will be a definite advantage.




·         Interview and design/development practical exercise