Ref: 14102022EA_1665755541

Lead Software Engineer - Node - 95K

England, East Sussex

  • £85,000 to £95,000 GBP
  • Developer Role
  • Skills: Lead Developer, AWS, Node, Typescript
  • Level: Senior

Job description

Lead Software Engineer - Node - 95K


Lead Software Engineer (Node)

Salary: Up to 95K (based on experience)

Location: Brighton - once a quarter in office


We're looking for a hands-on lead software engineer to join our team in the UK to help build the future of employee experience; the products we build have a direct impact on our user's happiness, success and satisfaction at work. Successful candidates will be leading a cross-functional team composed of senior engineers working closely with product managers and our UI/UX designers. They'll be responsible for owning a product area and will oversee development from start to completion; this includes helping plan features, build services and deploy infrastructure. Work will be split between between engineering and management around 70/30 but you're free to change these ratios how you see fit.


* Lead and own a talented cross-functional team to develop new user-facing features using TypeScript on the backend (and frontend if you're keen). If you've never used TypeScript before, we'll train you up.
* Work closely with product and design on planning out upcoming features and releases.
* Report to management and engineering leadership on progress, problems and successes.
* Run regular 1:1s with your team and oversee their personal development.
* Oversee automated unit tests and end-to-end tests for your code and services. Quality is incredibly important to us and everybody is responsible for it.
* Participate in agile ceremonies; regularly and sustainably delivering value in two-week sprints.
* Work with our existing AWS platform team to deploy infrastructure using Kubernetes.
* Help influence the overall architecture and direction of the application.
* Help roll out engineering-wide initiatives to your team and champion new process and technologies to other teams.


* 7+ years of overall experience with at least 2+ years of experience deploying and maintaining applications on AWS.
* 1-2 years of proven success leading a team. You're pragmatic and know when to make tradeoffs and take on technical debt to hit deadlines.
* You are user focused - we solve our customer's problems together; everybody has a say in planning, design & execution.
* You're familiar with both relational databases and NoSQL solutions and you know when to use each.
* Strong understanding of distributed systems and microservices; we use Kafka heavily.
* You love identifying new technologies, patterns, and techniques and planning out how we can apply them to improve productivity, code quality and user experience.
* Affinity for profiling and analysing code to identify areas for improvement.
* Good understanding of CI/CD, unit testing and best practices around code quality - we use GitHub Actions and SonarQube to constantly measure and improve.
* Strong knowledge and understanding of functional programming patterns.
* Excited by working in a fast-paced startup environment.
* Able to occasionally travel to our other offices in Toronto, New Delhi and San Francisco.

Please send your CV through to and we can book in a first stage call to talk it through!

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