Development Team Lead

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    Information Technology

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    £90000 - £100000 per annum

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    Louis Dowden

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    Il y a 5 mois

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Development Team Lead --- Hybrid (3 days onsite) --- £90,000 - £100,000

We're currently working with a fast-growing marketing and development company to recruit an experienced Team Lead to join their expanding team. You will have a high level of ownership and be responsible for driving the technical strategy of your product areas whilst delivering on the commercial goals of the product.

They are searching for a candidate with a proven track record of technical leadership and who advocates clean, tested, scalable code.

Key Responsibilities:


- Making sure the team is engaged from the outset of projects by participating in the requirements gathering and planning phase of projects
- Making sure the team proposes appropriate technical designs
- Making sure the team strives to provide accurate estimates for the effort required


- Making sure the team builds technical solutions in accordance with the company's and industries established standards and best practices
- Making sure that the team's technical solutions are fit for purpose in the context of complex, high-throughput / high-availability system
- Making sure the team follows an effective SDLC in accordance with the company's established best practices to provide a solution that the team is confident in
- Managing risks and exceptions to the delivery by communicating them to appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner

Monitoring and Maintenance :

- Making sure the team has visibility into their system with appropriate monitoring and alarming
- Making sure that the team is proactive in spotting production issues
- Making sure the team is capable of being appropriately notified when issues arise in production

Instilling Growth and Ownership:

- Making sure the team has the appropriate skills, processes, and capacity to plan and deliver their work and support their systems
- Identifying gaps within their team's skills, processes, technology, and activity---working to close them, escalating where appropriate to resolve

Your Experience:

10+ years of software engineering experience, ideally in PHP:
- 3+ years in senior engineering or architect level role
- 2+ years in a leadership role
- Commercial use of a modern PHP development framework such as Laravel / Symfony desired
- Writing automated unit/integration tests for solutions
- Ability to build/maintain CI/CD pipelines
- Excellent practical experience with docker
- Excellent experience with SCM branching strategies
- Excellent practical understanding of SOLID principles and design patterns
- Hands-on experience with one or more DevOps tooling platforms
- Hands-on experience engineering on high availability, high throughput OLTP platforms

10+ years database experience, ideally with MySQL:
- Good understanding of relational databases and MySQL and writing efficient database queries
- Hands-on experience with a range of different data storage paradigms (e.g. RDMS + Document + KV Stores)

You will receive benefits including:

- £90,000 - £100,000 + annual bonus
- Breakfast & lunch prepared by our team chef (and the occasional treat thrown in!)
- Longevity bonuses, wellness incentive & company goal bonuses
- Option to work from home on Wednesdays and Fridays
- Free gym membership
- Private healthcare for you and your family
- A free parking space for those that drive to the office, or a short 5-minute walk from Watford Junction train station