Guidance

Lead developer: skills they need

The career framework sets out the skills required for lead developers working in government.

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This is the standardised cross-government guidance for the lead developer role. The guidance will be iterated further as the technical community evolves.

There are 5 other role ‘levels’ in software development:

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Published 23 March 2017
Last updated 6 April 2017 + full page history
  1. Version 2 of this guidance contains updated capabilities and some remapping of Civil Service competencies to the job role.
  2. First published.