Development Team Lead


That feeling you get when you meet some awesome people, who immediately make you feel at ease, that care and want to help you. This is how you feel with the team at Fitzroy IT. A team of eclectic individuals with experience in various walks of life, a team that comes together to form a unique and powerful digital agency.

Fitzroy IT is nestled amongst bustling cafes + bars, in a terrace on St Georges Rd, in Melbourne’s first suburb. The birthplace of Mary MacKillop, Freddo Frog, Ben Simmons, and The Hipster. Good things happen in Fitzroy, and Fitzroy IT is home to a hub of some serious digital activity. 

As a company, Fitzroy IT has grown from humble beginnings to a business that is well respected and kicking goals; their mantra – ‘We partner with clients to bring their vision to life’ with services solutions spanning from IT Services, Development, Digital to Creative.

Their approach is simple, no jargon or restrictive hierarchy; they engage in a collaborative model and act as a genuine extension to their client’s team/ Choice words from founder Tim Jenkinson: “I like that we can choose our own adventure at Fitzroy IT—we define our processes as a team rather than being locked into a rigid structure .” 

And now the team is growing and is on the hunt for a savvy, commercially focused Developer Team Lead who is at the top of their game. Someone who is apt in turning a client’s vision into reality, and deliver some leading-edge digital solutions. 

To be very frank, these guys are different, not your regular agency cookie cutting websites, these guys get involved, genuinely roll their sleeves up to help their customers grow/do better/be awesome. Because of the trust they have built with their customers and industry they get involved in all parts of the digital journey; 

  • Web development, E-commerce, Integrations & Digital Strategy
  • UX + Graphic Design, Application Development, Integrations, Administration Database Development, Website Development, Hardware 
  • AWS migrations, IT Support, Managed Services, Strategic consulting – Digital & IT, Branding, Integrations, Illustrations

Is it you? Is it you, we are looking for?
You are a strong PHP engineer looking to lead, or maybe you’re already leading and looking for a new challenge? An energetic character who loves to solve a problem and take pride in your work? At Fitzroy IT, you’d be responsible for building, contributing and leading the digital development team to implement a broad range of projects across a diverse range of clients from start-up to enterprise. You’ll have experience in producing great work to deadline, whilst managing multiple projects. You’ll be a positive team player, who encourages and inspires peers and stakeholders along the journey. On top of all of this, you are of course passionate. Passionate about delivering high-quality outcomes for your customers and keeping ahead of the curve with trends and tools in web development.

You and Your Days at Fitzroy IT…

  • Lead the Development team on a daily basis including Standups and Code Review
  • Oversee development across multiple projects and work with Project Manager to ensure on-time delivery
  • Complete hands-on coding work on projects
  • Recommend and implement best practice for Software Development including Agile Management & Structured Automated Testing
  • Support the Business Development team when meeting with new clients and assist in the process of winning new business
  • Assist with estimating resource requirements for new projects
  • Assist with recruitment of new Development team members including interviewing candidates

Their current tech stack 

  • PHP
  • React
  • Angular
  • Android (Java)
  • iOS (Swift)
  • Leaflet Mapping
  • React-Native
  • Serverless (Lambda)
  • Platform OS

What you bring to the table…

  • Hands-on Experience developing with PHP/React/Angular within a fast-paced demanding environment (5+ Years min PHP experience) 
  • Proficient database skills (MySQL / MSSQL) and strong AWS skills
  • Proven track record in leadership of team/workflow (oversee development across multiple projects): The ability to capture requirements- breaking down into chunks that are right for the right developer that is achievable- keeping on top of that in real-time.
  • Agency background; ability to multi-task and manage conflicting timelines and priorities
  • Experience in recommending and implementing best practice for Software Development including Agile Management & Structured Automated Testing; including estimating resource requirements for new projects
  • Familiar with working directly with clients, managing expectations

Next steps
Hi! I’m Luke from affix. We help aspiring companies like Fitzroy IT scale by partnering with them to grow their teams. We are super pumped to help find them their next Development Team Lead. 
There is a lot more I can tell you about Fitzroy IT and this role so now it’s over to you. Make sure you apply, but not just “I’ll flick my CV through kind-of-apply” I want to know your story, the one that’s behind your CV. Tell me who you are what you are most proud of and let’s see if Fitzroy IT is your happy (work) place.
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→ 0467 815 234

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