Lead Sitecore Developer (Back-end)

British Heart Foundation
Engineering, IT & Communication Technology
Salary Details
£60,000 - £65,000 p/a + benefits
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Do you have experience in backend engineering? Could you lead our team to delivery end-to-end engineering support? We’re recruiting for a Lead Sitecore Developer (Back-end) to join our Software Engineering team.

Job Description

As our Lead Sitecore Developer you’ll direct, lead and develop our team to deliver our total end-to-end engineering output. You’ll manage Developers and lead on designing solutions across technologies including .NET, Python, JS, Java, PHP, SQL as well as taking overall accountability for the quality of code outputs from the team.

You’ll work closely with our Head of Software Engineering, Head of Product Delivery, Planning & Product Managers, Support and Business Analysts to take requirements into sizing, scoping, design and delivery. Ultimately leading the support required to deliver these projects.
Please note whilst this role is being advertised as a Lead Sitecore Developer the role will be known as Leader of Backend Engineering internally.
Working arrangements

This is a dual location role, with your working time split between your home and approximately 1-2 days per week in our London office, depending on project requirements and delivery team activities. This will allow us to unlock our best work for our cause, blending the best of home and office working.

Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.
About you

With a degree in a technology, computing or related discipline or significant relevant industry experience you’ll be a certified .NET developer and certified Sitecore 8, 9 Developer. You’ll also have excellent technical knowledge of C#, HTML, CSS, ASP.NET, SQL, MVC, Angular, Bootstrap, Object Oriented Javascript, Node.JS, jQuery (and related frameworks), Gulp & Grunt.

You’ll have extensive web development experience on .NET, C#, SQL, ideally some of which will include Sitecore, API and integration solutions. With experience leading and line-managing others, you’ll be able to manage workflows with ease, motivating a team to your vision and providing mentoring and progression support.

To be successful in this role you’ll also have the following skills and experience:

  •  Strong depth of experience across technologies
  •  Strong experience developing component designs, technical specifications and high-level architecting .NET, C# solutions, ideally with cloud-based deployment
  •  Strong experience designing, developing and implementing responsive websites using .NET and C# optimising responsive and accessible functionality

You’ll have a first-class technical mind, effective at simplifying complex problems into component parts for delivery and articulating to technical and non-technical audiences. This will be matched by the ability to provide solution and technical guidance to the wider organisation, management and hands-on development to deliver inspiring online products and world-class user experiences.

With a demonstrable passion for taking the initiative to solve problems you’ll have a strong level of adaptability, effective at managing a variety of personalities, situations and to support and apply positive change in the organisation or the role requirements.

Our work is fundamental to the health of the nation with an impact globally. If you have the skills and experience we're looking for, and you want to roll up your sleeves and fund lifesaving research, then we want to hear from you.

What can we offer you?

Our Career Academy provides you with support, inspiration, and opportunities to help you unlock your full potential. 

Our generous staff benefits include:

  •  30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  •  Private medical insurance
  •  Dental health cover
  •  Contribution towards gym membership
  •  Pension with employer contribution up to 10%
  •  Life assurance

We have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for our Live Well. Work Well. Programme. Heart health is central to our mission, and that starts with you. We provide a programme of activities, opportunities, and guidance to inspire and support you to live a healthy and happy life, at home and at work.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory basic DBS check. 

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey. 

To apply: Click the apply link to be transferred to our recruitment site where you can download the full job description and apply online. To help us to manage our advertising resources, please mention Ethical Jobseeker in your application. 

Company Description

At the British Heart Foundation, we are focused on the urgent need to fund more research into heart and circulatory diseases like heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia and the conditions that cause them, to find answers fit for 21st century challenges. We are independent, have more than fifty years of breakthroughs under our belts and we won’t stop in funding life saving research.

We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. Diversity and Inclusion forms a main pillar in our People Experience Strategy. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work, so we can continue to fund life saving research.