Lead Software Engineer - PHP 'est start-up' - c£80k

Lead Software Engineer - PHP 'est start-up' - c£80k

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Data Science & Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & bens

  • Contact:

    Richard Drew

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The North Starr, part of the Harrington Starr recruitment group are looking to hire a Lead Software Engineer who is ready to embark on a new career path. This role will see the post holder combine their talents of best practice Software Engineering with leading software development products across a microservice architecture.

With technology as the heartbeat of this leading start up, you will be working amongst a group of talented IT professionals all looking to make a difference to the technology landscape. From junior to Senior level, everyone has a voice within this business and this ambitious spirit is what's driving the significant growth of the company. If you have always wanted to get closer to the running of a start-up then this is the role for you.

Based near to Notting Hill this award winning start-up require their Lead Software Engineer to come in with fresh ideas yet embrace the culture that is already in place. The variety of teams work in tandem to maintain the website, apps, customer storefront as well as the internal tooling, warehousing and logistics. You will also be working very closely with the data science team that works to personalise the customer experience and help to optimise warehouse routing and much more.

The core responsibilities for this Lead Software Engineering are as follows:

  • Work with the Web Engineering Manager to deliver the roadmap across both functional and technical improvements
  • Help provide hands-on coding on a daily basis, pairing with others to help develop your squad.
  • Ensuring all code owned by the tribe meets the agreed quality levels; when deadlines are tight ensuring technical debt is cleared up appropriately
  • Constantly seeking out ways to improve the platform and the way the team operates; ensuring these ways are implemented into the squad and sharing best practice with other units.
  • Although direct line management is not required for this role, this can be something to work towards if you are passionate about career development and coaching.

The successful Lead Software Engineer will need to possess the following skills to qualify for an initial tech test:

Experience of writing RESTful services using PHP (Laravel), JavaScript (Node) or other OO programme languages.

Experience writing complex front end web applications in React or other JavaScript frameworks

Exposure to microservice architecture highly desirable, AWS, React using cssnext & CSS modules.

A passion for delivering quality code which is secure and performant whilst delivering to tight deadlines

The ability to technically lead full stack teams creating a culture of engineering excellence; passionate about engineering practices such as TDD and pair programming

Must have a passion for working in a full stack, multi team environment.

Experience of working collaboratively across product, design, test and business teams, influencing a diverse set of stakeholders

Must be highly motivated and a self-starter, someone who is constantly striving to improve themselves and others

So to re-cap, if you are a Lead Software Engineer currently at the top of your game and not getting the recognition or reward you feel you deserve, then this role has it all. You'll be involved with a semi start-up environment, working with a squad of top Senior Developers already established within the teams and have the ability to come up with new ideas to cement your relationships across the business. Our client embraces a healthy work to home life balance and understands the benefits this working practice brings to the business. Working within this company and alongside the quality of Software Engineers already in place will enhance any career and CV portfolio.

The North Starr team look forward to hearing from you via Richard.drew@thenorthstarr.com