Software Development Coach

Job Ref: 50205691
Sector: Software Development
Job Type: Contract
Date Added: 07 January 2020
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Edinburgh Edinburgh GBR EH6 6LB
  • Competitive
  • Rachel Beattie
  • +44 131 257 4972

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Software Development Coach - Edinburgh - 6 Month Contract - OUTSIDE IR35

Our Public Sector client is offering an exciting opportunity for a Software Development Coach to join the Edinburgh team on a 6 month initial contract. There will be travel to Glasgow with this role.

The main duties will include hands-on coaching and support of several agile product-domain development teams on modern software development practices, including but not limited to:

  • Pair programming;
  • TDD & BDD;
  • CI/CD;
  • Trunk-based development;
  • Mobbing;
  • Continuous improvement;
  • Effective implementation of monitoring and alerting;
  • A/B testing and feature toggling;
  • Resilience;
  • Testing legacy code;
  • Refactoring legacy code;
  • Story mapping.

The successful candidate will have the following skills/knowledge:

  • Significant role in delivering or leading software development;
  • Considerable commercial experience in coaching, mentoring and training teams and individuals to improve software development practices, focusing in particular on engineering practices;
  • Proven experience of balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity in role and responsibility;
  • Practical experience of introducing new efficient processes or concepts in the development environment;
  • Experience using tools to support rapid development, iteration and delivery;
  • Experience working in the Agile delivery models - such as Scrum and/or Kanban frameworks, together with XP engineering practices;
  • Significant experience using TDD and/or BDD in practice to drive development.


  • Experience designing and implementing REST services;
  • Experience developing using Java and/or Python;
  • Experience designing and implementing modern web delivered applications;
  • Experience building and maintaining event-driven CI/CD pipelines;
  • Experience migrating to and developing applications for AWS.

Should this position be of interest please submit your CV and I will be in contact by telephone as required.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age

06/02/2020 16:21:33