Technical Lead


This is a business that is well known but highly underestimated. A major portion of the population relies on this business, engages with it and uses it. This is a business gearing up for investment in innovation in the world of “digital”, however, if you’re on the outside looking in I wouldn’t blame you for questioning what I mean by that statement.
That’s fair enough too, but let’s not judge a book by its cover. If you knew that around 9 million unique visitors use their website each month you would probably fall of your chair (hopefully you haven’t hurt yourself). Now that’s a big number, sure. But what are their goals? Understanding the different customers and users, drive greater engagement, conversation and ultimately resulting in growth.
A critical part of their success is the role of the Technical Lead. This is where you come in, but I’m sure you picked up on that. . .  
We are looking for an individual who is technically sophisticated and confident enough to be an evangelist for the business but is also humble and focussed on what is best for the product team as a whole. You will work directly with the Product team operating as a nimble squad building innovative solutions quickly using the latest and best technology practices.

Latest tech and all sounds great I know, but the number one thing you’ll be measured on is your ability to inspire and lead the devs in your team. People first, bleeding edge technology next. In a nutshell, the role needs a special person who can think like a CTO of a small startup, yet, help them navigate through corporate IT when times call for it.
The stuff and things you get to do:

  • Working hand in hand with the GM of the product team, you will assist forming opinions and strategy to grow their technical capabilities for the future, particularly with a focus on innovative product delivery.
  • Work with stakeholders and the team to help define product solutions and architectural considerations
  • Recommend technology, tools and resources, as appropriate, to guide the business to launch new products at scale.
  • Lead the current development team in a senior capacity helping to define/maintain best team practices and grow our Agile development process
  • Influence priorities and development focus while considering the team’s capacity and current platform to deliver the product roadmap.
  • Lead the team to evaluate new tools and technologies and make recommendations to the rest of the business

What do I need for it then?

  • Proven success of building successful applications/platforms
  • Significant software engineering and development experience that you can use to help guide and grow the capabilities of the current team
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to influence and clearly articulate technical strategy to non-technical audiences.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and experience working in growing and evolving teams
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, with a creative and analytical mind
  • Knowledge of the web stack and modern cloud-based development practice

What’s the Tech?
They choose the right tools for the right job – so the stack can change….currently the team are using the following : 

  • Scala/Play + NodeJs + React + React/Native + AWS + Graphql + Serverless + Firebase

What’s in it for me?
The opportunity to work in a leadership role that covers both the technical strategy, building a team and culture but also, the kicker, playing a key role at helping set the strategy and direction of the products.  You will look at how to bring the product team together and taking a legacy product and getting it to its fullest potential through slick new design, features, development and more. No, you’re not working on just one website, but rather a group of products that all come together nicely in the offering. 
So, why don’t you reach out and say hello and let’s chat so we can learn more about one another to see if this fits with your longer-term career goals. 
Breanna Skeen
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Permanent / Full Time