Application Development Lead (Vendor Management IT)


Software Engineering and Connectivity
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


  • Reporting to the Head of Application Development Practice, you will be responsible for:


  • Managing strategic partners and 3rd party practices to ensure SW development requirements are clearly communicated and understood.
  • Aligning and coordinating product owners and 3rd party development teams for backlogs, workloads and priorities.
  • Measuring and facilitating routine service reviews for 3rd Party SW development team(s) throughput and performance against agreed KPIs.
  • Validating 3rd party estimates for development effort and managing escalations as required, removing blockers and provisioning resources for 3rd party development outcomes.
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with strategic partners and 3rd party vendors.
  • Aligning with Global IT support teams on requirements for 3rd party vendor support.
  • Aligning with and supporting IT Leadership and procurement teams on 3rd party contract re-negotiations (where required).
  • Generating IT Leadership Team MI reports on 3rd Party SW Development performance and trends.


  • Professional experience with programming languages, preferably Java.
  • Professional experience with cloud hosted services
  • Experience with large-scale web sites and applications
  • Experience with version control software
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
  • Anticipates project needs before they arise; prioritises multiple tasks effectively
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen knowledge base and proficiencies
  • Desirable:
  • Integrating Front End work with a CMS
  • Line management experience
  • Deep domain knowledge of Java
  • E-Commerce experience 
  • Operational infrastructure experience


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus  
  • Life assurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Lift share scheme
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discount on Dyson machines

Posted: 29 May 2019