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Chapter Lead Backend Developer

Posting Country:  Portugal
Date Posted:  08-May-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.


The Chapter Lead is a tenured functional expert who is responsible for managing the performance and development of the Squad members belonging to the Chapter and champions functional excellence. This role coordinates knowledge sharing and improved interactions between roles within its own Chapter, similar Chapters within the Tribe and across Tribes respectively. Responsible for owning, leading, and driving the relevant experts / specialists sitting across squads / scrums.

As the most senior professional, of a chapter, the Chapter Lead is tasked with developing the skills of all chapter members; has line management responsibilities and helps stimulate innovation, ensuring industry trends are being reflected within Vodafone.

Job Responsibility
  • Promotes innovation and continuous improvement together with scalable and sustainable development within their practice area;
  • Leads and develops the abilities and skills of the members of the chapter, increasing their productivity in the delivery of value for clients;
  • Defines processes of interaction, transfer of knowledge and tool sharing among the members of the chapter;
  • Holds responsibility for the performance evaluation of the members of the chapter regarding their personal development;
  • Works with the Tribe Lead to provide workforce planning, to include recruitment and development;
  • Participates as an expert, solving complex problems related to area of expertise on an ad-hoc basis with other teams within the Tribe;
  • Acts as servant leader, rather than line manager, maturing the organisation readiness, as opposed to controlling the work;
  • Establishes regular feedback sessions and owns the PD cycle for chapter members;
  • Acts as a mentor for the specialist resources within their practice, helping them grow in expertise and experience new areas.
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. 
  • 3+ years of experience in Backend development
  • Technical expertise in the following languages - Java, Spring Boot, Karaf, OSGI, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience and good understanding of Agile Frameworks (e.g. Kanban, Scrum, Design Thinking, SAFe) to apply Agile ways of working as and role model of the Agile mindset and principles
  • Experience in create a professional relationship in order to develop others by using coaching, mentoring, feedback and stretch assignments supporting Vodafone's learning culture
  • Confortable with applying a range of techniques to support facilitation and teaching to guide and manage a group event with good participation and full buy-in from everyone involved

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.

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