Development Team Leader

Job Title: Development Team Leader
Department: Information Technology
Reports: IT Delivery Manager
Location: Cavan or Blanchardstown


Job Summary

This position is responsible for leading the IT systems development team in Ireland. This person will:

  • Direct and coordinate the team in the development and delivery of software across the company.
  • Motivate and engage the team
  • Train and Develop the team
  • Continuously improve the team and the processes
  • Undertake Technical lead duties
  • Liaise with vendors


Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Lead the Delivery team, providing leadership and direction in goal-setting, coaching, staffing and motivating a team
  • Proactively leads the team of developers and suppliers to deliver high quality products with minimal defects
  • Hold responsibility for their team’s compliance with established coding standards, project, quality, and change management policies
  • Drive results and promote continuous process improvement, while ensuring business objectives are met
  • Drive delivery through the implementation of external software products and internal services integration and/or development. Augmenting the permanent team with third-party professional services, outsourced development, and consultants where appropriate
  • Ensure that developments are supported by cost-effective technical processes
  • Ensure that development is implemented with strategic focus on maintenance, reliability and functionality
  • Effectively communicate objectives and expectations to team members (in line with Liberty standards), third-party contributors and stakeholders in a timely, clear and consistent fashion
  • Undertake Assessment and estimation activities on specified projects, providing solution design, interfacing with Architecture and Infrastructure areas if required, providing technical oversight and control, to ensure successful delivery of the Requirements
  • Undertake Technical Lead activities providing guidance on overall solution design, interfacing with Architecture and Infrastructure areas, bug issue tracking and resolution, providing technical oversight and control, to ensure successful delivery of the project
  • Liaise with third party suppliers & other internal departments on system requirements/issues, with regards to the delivery of IT systems
  • Will accommodate AD-HOC requests and Tasks
  • Assist in the development and training of staff
  • Develop an active & innovative role in the department




  • Third Level degree or equivalent with minimum of 5 years of experience


  • Certification in one of the development specialisations (desirable)


Experience & Knowledge

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Development team leader role - leading and managing a team of technical, professional-level staff
  • Strong experience in planning, managing multi-disciplinary projects
  • A proven performance management track record
  • Experience in management of all aspects of the software development life cycle. Strong understanding of one or more of the following methodologies - Agile / Waterfall / Scrum
  • Will be expected to have a proven knowledge and proficiency in the most of the following development specialisations:
    - Java, J2EE / JSP / OOA/D, Web Services / Spring / Struts, Servlets, AWS development and deployment, JDBC, XML, XPath, XQuery, JSF, HTML, JUnit, Eclipse, JBoss, Tomcat, Apache
  • Working knowledge of some of the following Platforms:
    - I-Series, SQL Server, DB2, Teradata & Linux, RPG, RPG/ILE, CL, SQL, T- SQL, , SOAPUI, ANT, Websphere
  • Knowledge of products, processes and procedures around financial services systems will be an advantage



  • Ability to provide leadership and clarity in ambiguous situations, such as the start-up of a new project / development
  • Change management experience including budget and supplier management
  • Proven experience with team building skills, with a concentration on employee development and growth
  • Developed and confident communication and active listening skills required to achieve credibility amongst stakeholders
  • Aptitude for engaging key stakeholders and building strong working relationships with those who can exert influence upon their projects
  • Excellent communicator – shares clear and appropriately detailed information
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and will identify the root cause of issues
  • Aptitude to consider and understand business need and ensure IT can deliver that
  • Promotes improvement efforts within the team and ensure that options can be considered
  • Seeks opportunities to improve upon existing technologies, processes, and practices
  • Good organisational skills
  • Considers Quality and Business in decisions


Liberty Insurance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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