Development Team Lead

Development Team Lead

Software DevelopmentChristchurch,
New Zealand



Position at Diligent Corporation

The Company

Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 12,000 clients in more than 90 countries and on all seven continents rely on Diligent for secure distribution of board materials, secure messaging, integrated compliance, board evaluation and entity management. Diligent’s Governance Cloud is the only solution that meets the evolving governance needs of leading organizations. Visit or follow us on Twitter @diligentHQ to learn more.


Position Overview

Reporting to the SVP of Development, the Software Development Lead is a key role that ensures the regular successful delivery of working software to the world’s No. 1 secure Board Portal.

Key Responsibilities

+ Lead, inspire, mentor and coach software developers in one or more agile delivery teams.

+ Passionately but pragmatically drive Agile and DevOps principles and practices.

+ Foster an open, collaborative, trust based culture. Promote Diligent values. Drive a culture of team excellence over individual productivity.

+ Provide technical leadership within a highly collaborative technology environment. Collaborate with senior technology managers to define technical strategy and architecture. Drive technical excellence.

+ Co-ordinate and drive communication and collaboration between Development, QA, Operations, Engineering, and other technology groups, to ensure regular smooth delivery of working software to production.

+ Collaborating with the product team in the analysis and documentation of technical requirements and user stories for assigned features, in accordance with the agile methodology employed by Diligent.

+ Designing, coding, reviewing and testing assigned features and user stories, in accordance with the agile methodology employed by Diligent.

+ Contributing to the quality assurance/testing strategy for assigned features, and performing technical tasks as required to support that strategy, including but not limited to development of unit and other automated tests, and assisting with acceptance and regression testing.

Required Experience/Skills:

+ Passion for code.

+ Self-directed positive problem solver.

+ Advanced skills in appropriate software development languages, frameworks, and technologies as relevant for the team.

+ Excellent leadership skills and experience.

+ Excellent written and oral communications.

+ Successfully manage own workload, and take personal responsibility and ownership for delivery, behaviours, and self-improvement.

+ Complete honesty and integrity.

Diligent offers a strong compensation and comprehensive benefits package including Medical Insurance, Group Life Insurance, Income Protection and Pension. We are a casual but professional team, with this role working from our Christchurch office.