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Senior/Lead Developer - Xamarin

Leicester, Leicestershire
Closing date
26 Dec 2023

Job Details


The Mobile App team in Enderby are looking for a Senior/Lead Developer to join the team! Salary ranges from £46,712-£69,900 (total salary package including tradeable benefits) 36 hours per week, Monday-Friday

This team works across our UK and international eCommerce platforms that handle millions of pounds worth of transactions every day.

About the Team
Working in a team of 20 Mobile App Developers that sit in the wider eCommerce department. This team are responsible for developing and managing all of the Next websites and mobile applications.

About the Role
As part of a challenging and rewarding new mobile ambition for Next, you’ll be joining a cross-functional agile development team, applying your expert knowledge to the development and maintenance of our customer facing iOS and Android apps (Phone and Tablet).

You’ll design and implement new features on our customer facing iOS and Android applications and build Phone and Tablet user-interfaces that scale to screen size. Working alongside skilled Developers in the team and the wider eCommerce department, you’ll help to provide technical leadership and mentor other developers.

You’ll also create application architectures that scale predictably, facilitate development across multiple developers and teams and promote maintainability and extensibility.

Developing, testing and implementing code to the department and industry technical specifications and standards will be a large part of this role as will ensuring the performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications.

You’ll define and maintain software delivery principles and guidelines based on internal standards and industry best-practice and stay current on latest technical trends and practices.

This role would also suit candidates looking to move from iOS or Android development who are interested in building cross-platform apps with Xamarin. Xamarin training will be provided with the opportunity for you to become a Xamarin Certified Developer.

There are flexible working options available with this role, including hybrid solutions

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least 4 years software development experience on the .NET framework technology stack using C#
  • Mobile App software development experience with iOS and/or Android platforms
  • Web API / RESTful service integration
  • Understanding of Object Oriented design and implementation
  • Knowledge of Design patterns and SOLID principles
  • Working knowledge of MVVM / MVC application architectures
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills
  • Excellent decision-making, interpersonal and leadership abilities

Desirable Criteria

  • Xamarin Native (Xamarin.iOS and/or Xamarin.Android)
  • Xamarin Forms
  • Knowledge of Source Control best practices using TFS or GIT
  • Familiarity of Agile software development methodologies (e.g. Scrum, XP etc)
  • Understanding of Unit Testing and Continuous Integration
  • One or more applications published in the Apple App Store / Google Play Store


NEXT is a British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire. It has around 700 stores, of which circa 500 are in the United Kingdom, and circa 200 across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Next is the largest clothing retailer by sales in the United Kingdom, having overtaken Marks & Spencer in early 2012 and 2014. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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