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Lead developer - Birmingham

Lead Developer

This is an exciting opportunity for a development team lead role based in our central Birmingham studio, to join our growing national Creative Design team. We’re looking for someone with strong team leadership and development skills, who communicates clearly to clients and engages with colleagues. The person for this role would be willing to expand upon their already exceptional skills and learn from other developers and technical disciplines in a fast-paced, progressive environment. Supporting the delivery of projects by working with the UX/UI team and creative designers to deliver world class engaging websites and web applications.

This role offers great scope to grow your experience areas, whether you’re developing front end code for rapid MVPs, or consulting on architecture for backend applications. There’s a huge opportunity to bring greater value to our variety of engineering, infrastructure and architectural design projects. You will bring your ideas, passion and problem-solving approaches to help us deliver fresh, digital solutions. You’ll be a team player, ensuring that delivery is of the highest standard, both visually and technically. You’ll support with managing the team and building a pipeline of work whilst embracing the variety and enjoy buzz of a dynamic working environment.


  • Client management & project management
  • Responsible for technical delivery quality
  • Resource management of development team
  • Responsible for maintaining the software development roadmap
  • Line management of development team
  • Mentoring and people development of the team
  • Designing solution architecture for development projects
  • Designing and building robust and scalable back end services for web applications.
  • Set up and management of servers and databases.
  • Working alongside our UX/UI for web design features.
  • Staying abreast of development trends.

Required skills

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Comfortable holding client conversations and strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent HTML/CSS Skills
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript language
  • Experience of relevant Frontend JavaScript frameworks, e.g Angular, React, Vue etc..
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant server side technologies e.g. Node based frameworks, PHP etc..
  • Good experience with Relational databases e.g MS SQL, My SQL, Postgres
  • Extensive experience creating and working with web services, REST, Soap etc
  • Experience working with NoSQL databases e.g Mongo/Azure Cosmos
  • Good knowledge setting up managing LAMP servers. On Linux environments.
  • Understand and how to set up and configure domain names and DNS
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Good problem solving skills and attention to detail.

Desirable experience

  • C#, core web api experience
  • Experience with working with customising SharePoint and working with SharePoint REST api
  • Good working knowledge of Scrum and Agile development methodologies.
  • Experience working with cloud based services e.g Azure, AWS, Google cloud.
  • Knowledge of unity or unreal development

About Creative Design

‘Creative Design’ is not your typical in-house team. We are a proactive and creative team of over 60 designers, developers, visualisers, filmmakers and immersive media specialists, delivering world class interactive solutions to a wide range of Atkins clients including EDF, Highways England, Transport for London, HS2, Environment Agency, Faithful and Gould and the University of Edinburgh. We work collaboratively with Atkins’ teams and external clients, getting to the heart of problems and adding value and innovation to every project.

Our design principles underpin everything we do. We’re problem solvers who are excited by working together to find a solution. We create bespoke communications which focus on bringing meaning to content, make information more accessible and add value to projects. We create and implement viable concepts that utilise technology in a way that enhances outcomes and creates efficiencies. We invest in innovation and focus on upcoming technologies.

Creative Design in the press

Rewards and Benefits
The Atkins standard benefits package
( is included in the job description template which can be found using the following link:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


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