Collins McNicholas

Our client based in Sligo requires a .Net Development Lead for their expanding business.

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a core, hands on member of the technology team, you will engage in the technical management and development of both solutions for large retailers. Using best practices of SDLC, and the recent innovations of cloud technology, you will enhance and/or create new applications, components, and middleware that will maximize code reuse with very high production level quality. You will help build the technical team in the local office, and then be responsible for both mentoring and defining their technical career development. You will manage the local technical team, be deeply involved in design sessions, and work directly with them to ensure issues are resolved and delivery expectations are met.The right candidate will process a strong technical background with excellent project management and communication skills. You will work with key stakeholders in the US to scope work, set goals, manage schedules and coordinate joint activities with remote developers. Maturity, high judgement, confidentiality, and the ability to lead a team of technical developers and QA analysts are essential in this position. Occasional travel (2-3 trips a year) to a remote office will be expected, especially as you help launch the new office in Ireland. You will also be expected to work with an in-house (or outsourced) Office Admin Manager to ensure local compliance, HR objectives, and other legal standards.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS / MS in Computer Science
  • 8+ years in software development, with 3+ years leading complex, mission critical software development teams. 
  • 5+ years in a .NET software development environment
    • Core Understanding of.NET Core Framework 2.x, NuGet packaging
  • Working knowledge of multiple cloud data storage technologies
    • (RDBMS [Sql Server], CosmosDB, NO SQL, Document DB, Table Storage, Blob Storage, etc)
  • 2+ years in cloud development
    • Working knowledge of asynchronous, event-driven, serverless cloud (utility model) architecture
  • 3+ years in a client facing role with project management responsibilities
  • Experience with Requirements Analysis, Solution Architecture and Design
  • Experience with Web APIs, Restful Web Services
  • Detailed understanding of JSON, XML, WCF and other technologies
  • Experience or vast knowledge of HTML5, MVC, CSS
  • Excellent understanding of OOP, the value of interfaces, and core computer science foundations
  • Knowledge and business appreciation of security minded, “best practice” programming techniques and methodologies to secure interfaces, protocols, etc.
  • Able to work well with others, including non-technical resources
  • Ability to architect solutions and business components, and then guide developers through the code generation and debugging phases of the SDLC
  • Able to consume high level business requirements and produce (internal) technical specifications / guidelines for developers.
  • Experience with several IDEs: Visual Studio 15+

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Detail oriented, yet flexible to adapt to ever changing priorities and initiatives
  • Experience with Azure Functions, EventHub, IOT
  • Experience with TFS / VSTS, GitHub
  • Experience with Angular 2+
  • Other cloud DevOps

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aideen Cummins on 071-9140252 or email

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