Senior Developer – Irlam, Manchester 

The Role

The main purpose is to provide technical and team leadership to a wide range of IT development projects, setting team goals, leading technical solutions, and reporting on progress. This is a hands-on role, so development experience is a key requirement.

Key Result Areas

  • Conceptualising and prototyping software solutions based on outline requirements provided by others. This might involve API mock-up, performance testing of critical resources, User Interface skeletons, database mock-ups etc...

  • Working with internal stakeholders to refine requirements through workshops, demonstrations, and other forms of stakeholder involvement.

  • Developing fully formed designs that are captured in a mixture of documents, diagrams and mock-ups.

  • Organising the workload of a small group of Developers (typically four). Developers will typically be working with our workflow system (Agiloft), business logic (implemented in Java or Python) or API integration (also Java/Python).

  • Arranging regular show/tell sessions for stakeholders and the internal development teams.

  • Working with a separate test team to prove the correctness of implementation. Testing will be automated where possible, however there is still a role for manual intervention; especially where we are trying to “break early”.

  • Assisting with staff selection and related HR issues.

  • Mentoring junior staff.

Reporting To

Head of IT Development



Person Specification


  • Degree in relevant subject (desirable)

  • Evidence of continued professional development in relevant subjects (desirable)

Relevant Experience Essential

  • API integration

  • Cloud based development

  • Software development


  • Workflow systems for order processing or some other real-time process

  • Design/implementation for security

  • Integration of remote/3rd party systems

  • CI/CD pipeline

  • Small team agile

  • Automated testing

Aptitude, skills and abilities

  • Good communication with peers

  • Able to visualise real-world situations

Personal attributes

  • Self-starting, looking to solve problems

  • Focused on outcomes

  • Team player but happy to lead

Our Ideal fit

Someone who is a team player, they must be willing to roll their sleeves up from time to time, to take this business from a start up to an industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere. You will be encouraged to speak out and contribute wherever you feel you have something to offer. We are flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work/life balance, that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive package including bonus, generous pension, private health care and flexible working along with other benefits.

Freedom Fibre is an equal opportunity employer

We are committed to being a successful, caring and welcoming place for all employees. We want to create a supportive and inclusive environment where our employees can reach their full potential, without prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding is fostered, and the diversity of people's backgrounds and circumstances will be positively valued.

Our Ideal Fit

Our Senior Developers will determine much of the ultimate success of the business as it grows therefore we envisage these roles to be pivotal. With this in mind, we are seeking experienced people to join and shape a growing team. We will be selecting and developing this core team to deliver long term success of the business.

What We Offer

37.5 hours per week Mon-Fri

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Flexible Working

Still Interested?


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