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Software Engineer

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)

The Lawn Tennis Association is the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. LTA’s vision is “Tennis Opened Up” and its mission is to make tennis Relevant, Accessible, Welcoming and Enjoyable.

3 Aug 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

About the role

The Software Engineer is part of the application development team at the Lawn Tennis Association.

Software Engineers are responsible for setting, implementing and guiding back-end functionality and to challenge and lead the back-end component of project teams where required. Technical expertise, and the ability to work both independently, as well as within a team in an agile environment, is essential.

The role requires a passion for development and capability to realise ideas in ways that inspire the team and our organisation, working within a group of bright, passionate developers, keen to explore the latest web technologies. The Software Engineer liaises with others to provide solutions that are “performant”, yet push the limits in terms of what we are able to achieve technologically.

The successful candidate will have substantial relevant experience; you will be expected to take responsibility immediately and be comfortable working within a busy, driven and rewarding environment.

Key Accountabilities

Design & Development

  • Develop high-quality, standards-compliant code for desktop, tablet and mobile devices;
  • Write code for the back end layers of the core application to satisfy the technical and functional requirements of all assigned projects;
  • Support the Web Team Manager in introducing improved development processes and practices to increase the Web Team’s efficiency and scalability;
  • Analyse business requirements, and estimate effort required to design, develop and implement solutions;
  • Assist the Technical support team, where necessary, as a third line support resource;
  • Research new APIs, tools and techniques to further LTA’s technological knowledge and expertise;
  • Support the development and execution of the product cycle of assigned projects, ensuring best practice;
  • Produce relevant documentation on all new code, and any code changes;
  • Be an integral part of the web team and assist in the development of web projects as directed by the project team;
  • Active participation in Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective;
  • Communicate progress on allocated tasks to the Technical Lead and Project Manager;
  • Test all code changes across all supported browsers and platforms, ensuring that they are fit for purpose;
  • Attend daily stand-ups to collaborate with colleagues;
  • Must be confident to work and liaise with developers to discuss the technical aspects of the system.
  • Agile accelerator user stories must be updated and status accurate according to relevant guidelines
  • Ensuring best practice system design principles.
  • Monitoring the overall health of their Salesforce environment

The full job description and person specification can be downloaded here

How To Apply:

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The LTA, through its vision “Tennis Opened up”, is committed to creating a diverse environment where all colleagues feel included and a strong sense of belonging. We are proud to actively invite applications from all candidates who meet the essential criteria and are able to work in the UK, and we commit that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment irrespective of your ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, disability or age. We also operate a flexible working environment where all colleagues are able to discuss their working needs with their manager or the People Team at any time.

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Sports Technology
Salary information
up to £45,000

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