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Lead Software Engineer

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    Software Engineering

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  • Job functions:

    Mid-Level, Technical Lead, React, Software Developer / Software Engineer

  • Salary:

    £105000 - £115000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Samuel Barcia

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Lead Software Engineer | London | Hybrid | React | Node | JavaScript | £110,000 + 20% Bonus

This is a great opportunity for someone to support with the setting up of a growing tech team for one of the most loved brands in the UK.

This role has been created to keep the knowledge in house and to eventually move away from 3rd party development teams and you will be at the heart of it. You will be directly involved in building the team out around you, getting involved in strategy and supporting with the vision and direction for the software engineering team.

You will have 3 main responsibilities which break down in the following way;

Software Engineering

  • Lead software engineering teams and other stakeholders to set goals for improving code quality, maintainability, security, and scalability.

  • Apply best practices and modern software development methods and tools.

  • Work with the Global Information Security Officer to ensure software is effectively secured and that risks are mitigated.

  • Implement and manage software development status reporting, metrics, and benchmarks.

Leadership and Strategy

  • Lead the software engineering organisation to successful delivery of business outcomes.

  • Provide leadership, vision, and direction for the software engineering team.

  • Work with product management leadership to design, manage, and/or execute product roadmaps.

  • Support and facilitate innovative and experimental software development work to test new ideas, within bounded cost and time frames.

Talent Management

  • Build a culture that supports learning, collaboration, transparency, and inclusiveness.

  • Manage software engineering talent, playing a key role in performance management and compensation processes, role and competency definition, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

  • Manage employee engagement and promote a compelling employee value proposition to retain software engineering staff.

Skills and Technology

You are not expected to have experience working across all the below technologies however the more experience you have the better.

Tech Stack:

  • Mixture of JavaScript (and TypeScript) and Kotlin applications

  • Use of an ecosystem of SaaS vendors across the customer journeys

  • Use of React, NextJS frameworks for front end

  • API Gateways and ESB

  • Event driven and microservices architecture

Why Apply?

  • Free breakfast and lunch

  • 20% Annual Bonus

  • Genuine flexible working

  • Staff Discount - Unlimited 50% discount

  • Holidays - 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • Pension - Company pension scheme matched up to 4%

  • Private medical cover including family members

What to do next

Please apply by Monday 9th January.

All applicants must be London based.

Lead Software Engineer | London Victoria | Hybrid | React | Node | JavaScript | £110,000 + 20% Bonus

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