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Software Development Team Leader

Houghton Le Spring, England, United Kingdom
Software Development

Renaissance Global are recruiting for a new exciting vacancy in our Product Consolidation Stream Team.   


Company Description 

Renaissance® is a leading provider of assessment technology to primary and secondary schools. Renaissance products promote success amongst students of all ages and abilities through personalised assessment and practice in reading and maths. 


Our software helps to enhance literacy and numeracy skills, support differentiated instruction, and personalise learning to optimise student development. Immediate feedback and detailed reporting equip teachers with the information needed to monitor progress and measure growth. In the UK and Ireland, almost 6,000 schools and more than 1.4 million students use Renaissance products. Worldwide, we support over 18 million students, operating in 96 countries. 


Job Responsibilities:  

The Product Consolidation Stream Team works to bring together our product estate into a unified tech stack and user experience. They work closely with the rest of the Stream teams to bring legacy solutions up our latest standards.  


You will: 

  • Work closely with your Product Manager to prepare and deliver value for the team’s domain. This will involve creating a strategy and roadmap aligned to the business needs. 
  • Work closely with your team and the Technology Enablement group to create the team charter and tech strategy. Then implement it.  
  • Set the bar for best practices in the team: coding, testing, deploying, operating as well as team processes for self-organising and continuously improving. You are the advocate for engineering excellence for the whole org, starting with setting an example in your team. 
  • Coordinate with other Team Leads, PMs and “guilds” as needed to deliver work, resolve dependencies and align practices and standards.  
  • Be an advocate for your team and its impact, participating in town halls, demos and any other opportunity you get to enhance your team’s image. 
  • Help your team own the systems they build end-to-end, including operating them in production and supporting them when there are any incidents. 
  • Help your team members grow and develop, creating and achieving their own defined career goals. You will have 1-1s, manage their goals, performance and promotions. You will also use all the senior expertise in your team to mentor and coach more junior members. 



You are: 

  • Very interested in doing work that makes a true difference to the lives of students around the world.  
  • Passionate about doing software engineering right: keeping code simple, readable, tested and secure. You can effectively manage accidental complexity, tech debt and the relevant conversations. You are not a hype-driven leader but pragmatic and grounded. We welcome all technical backgrounds, but we use .NET (C#) and Angular technologies and platforms. 
  • Keen to optimize team processes and interactions in order to achieve the maximum amount of focus time and flow of work. We broadly use scrum but you and your team will be free to self-organise and keep improving.  
  • Intent on backing all of your team and individual decisions with data as well as documenting them in a readable and discoverable format. 
  • Willing to take initiative for incidents, leading their resolution, helping future mitigation and making sure learnings are absorbed by all.  
  • Happy to have an interruption driven workday, as many people will need your attention and input at random times.  
  • Delighted to see people grow through your mentorship and guidance, professionally but also personally. 


This role is hybrid, based in our Houghton-le-Spring office. But we will consider remote for the right candidate. We offer a salary of up to £70000 per annum.   





  • Access to a benefits and discount platform with access to 1000’s of discounts at retailers, leisure attractions and restaurants (provided by Reward Gateway)
  • BUPA Healthcare, Life assurance, Permanent health insurance
  • Pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution
  • Season ticket loan and EAP
  • Generous annual leave (including a day off for your birthday)
  • Hybrid working (3 days in the office/2 days working from home)



In addition to these formal benefits, we also have social events throughout the year. These include our summer party and Christmas drinks. 


At Renaissance our mission is: ‘To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide’. 


Many of us choose to work at Renaissance because we are driven by this mission. Inherent in a mission that strives to serve ‘all children and adults’ who represent ‘all ability levels…and backgrounds’ is the need to recognise the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in our culture, in our work, and in our products. 


All your information will be kept confidential according to GDPR guidelines. Please note that we can only consider applicants who already hold a full UK work permit. 

If you interested in hearing more, please apply today. 

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