Lead Software Engineer - Tech for good - Fully remote - Up to £90,000

Lead Software Engineer - Tech for good - Fully remote - Up to £90,000

Job Title: Lead Software Engineer - Tech for good - Fully remote - Up to £90,000
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Up to £90,000
Reference: 25739
Contact Name: Jamie Crowley
Job Published: July 14, 2021 12:06

Job Description

Lead Software Engineer - Tech for good - Fully remote - Up to £90,000

I’m really excited to be working alongside a tech for good business, who are growing at a phenomenal rate! Due to this growth, they are looking to add an experienced engineer to their team to help scale the product & build out a cross functional squad. Full information below:

What will I be working on?

You will be joining an existing engineering team which currently stands at six but is looking to grow to at least ten before the end of 2021. With this in mind, they want to split the team up into two squads to allow each to focus on a specific area of their core product.

As a Lead Engineer, you will oversee one of these squads and have a Senior Engineer & a DevOps engineer reporting directly into you. You will also be responsible for making technical / architectural decisions whilst always having the end users experience at the forefront of your mind.

Though there will be a lot of responsibilities which don’t require you to code, this is by no means a purely managerial role. Up to 50% of your time will still be spent writing code & building features for their B2C product.

What experience do I need?

The product is built out using a full JavaScript stack (React, Node, GraphQL) and is hosted entirely on AWS. Ideally we are looking for someone who is equally comfortable across front & backend projects, however we are happy to consider people who specialise more on either side of things.

In terms of your lead experience, it would be hugely beneficial if you have led a small team before. This could be a focused engineering team or more of a cross functional team – so long as you feel comfortable conducting code reviews, managing workload etc.

Can you tell me about the company?

The business operate within the mental health sector & have built a platform which allows its users to share their own personal experiences with others and to seek support for their issues. The platform is free to use & incorporates a number of features to ensure that it’s a safe space for anyone who uses it.

They are an established company with over 70 staff in total, spread across Europe & the US. They are operating remotely & will continue to do so moving forwards – so you can be based anywhere within a 2-3 hour timezone of London full time!

The tech stack

  • Node.js
  • React
  • Prisma
  • AWS
  • ElasticSearch
  • CircleCI
  • CI/CD

The package

On top of a base salary ranging between £75,000 - £90,000, you will get access to a great benefits package. This includes:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Birthday off every year
  • Private healthcare
  • Fully remote working with flexible hours

If you would be interested in discussing this opportunity further, please get in touch & I will book you in for an interview!

Lead Software Engineer - Tech for good - Fully remote - Up to £90,000