Technical Lead (Apps)


Tigerspike is an Apple Mobility Partner and one of the most recognised specialist enterprise mobility companies in the world. We work on exciting projects and we’re looking for a Technical Lead (Apps), who enjoys a challenge, to join us.

You’ll work with talented and passionate people, who love what they do, in an informal, yet high energy office. So, if you love technology, have a passion for innovation and thrive in a team-based environment then read on...

Tell me more!

We take our client's visions from concept to release in as little as a few months and often work together to evolve products for years.

You’ll gain experience with industries that range from Banking to Transport and have the opportunity to nurture products and see them through to completion and into maintenance.

Our projects are native mobile apps and web apps, but that doesn’t stop us from experimenting with wearables, VR/AR and IoT devices. The clients we partner with range from boutique to multinational.

As a Technical Lead, you'll work on various projects over time. You'll have hands-on development responsibilities, be responsible for managing a team of mobile software engineers and be involved in pre-sales activities with our commercial team.

What experience and skills do you need?

  • Extensive experience as a Senior apps developer (Andriod and/or iOS), designing and implementing software solutions, using Swift, Kotlin, Objective C, Java.
  • Previous leadership experience, managing/mentoring and motivating others to improve
  • Ability to drive the development forward and being able to translate business requirements into pragmatic solutions
  • A solid history of constantly improving your own knowledge and skills as well as improving processes for your organization
  • Proficiency with git when collaborating on codebases and Apple’s app submission process (including certificates and provisioning)
  • The confidence (and passion) to work in a client-facing role
  • Writing code that follows SOLID principles, platform-specific conventions and common design patterns
  • Skills in securing data in transit and at rest using a variety of encryption techniques
  • An understanding of architectural choices, including the trade-offs for each
  • Practical experience in Continuous Integration and writing highly testable code, simplifying Unit Tests
  • Knowledge of Scrum or Kanban


  • Experience on another platform (e.g. C#.Net or AWS)
  • Functional programming and protocol-oriented programming experience
  • Experience with cross platform app development. Eg ReactNative or Flutter.

What’s in it for you?

  • Empowerment - to be autonomous within a team that is passionate to deliver quality
  • Professional Growth - we know you’re happiest when you’re learning new things, so you’ll be given an annual allowance to spend on your professional growth such as attending a conference or taking a course. It’s like a makeover for your mind!
  • Architecture - author and critique software designs and architectures
  • Mentorship - a chance to mentor and support other members of your team, providing technical leadership and advice
  • Collaboration - you’ll work in a multi-disciplinary team to create high-quality software
  • Innovation - our regular Innovation Days allow us to take a break from client work to spend time playing with the latest tech and improving our tools and techniques
  • Quality - ensure the quality of your teams work through pair programming, code reviews, unit tests, and test automation

What else?

Tigerspike values health and wellbeing by offering:

  • An annual allowance to spend on your personal growth such as learning French, pottery or even attending a beer tasting course
  • Free fitness activities weekly
  • Spontaneous plank, mediation and stretch breaks
  • Parental benefits that exceed statutory requirements
  • Free snacks

Some of the other benefits we offer include:

  • 20 days’ holiday (in addition to all public holidays) increasing to 25 days’ holiday each year after your 2nd work anniversary and 30 days after 5 years!
  • Monthly mobile phone allowance
  • The option to work remotely when you need to
  • Free lunch and drinks on Fridays
  • The opportunity to work on different projects in our other offices (London, Singapore, Tokyo, Dubai, Sydney, New York, etc.)

Who are we?

Tigerspike is a digital services company improving people’s lives through technology. Focusing on strategy, experience design, development and systems integration, our work is hinged on five key values: Transparency, Resilience, Problem-solving, Energy and Curiosity. We have a reputation for innovation and creating long-term partnerships with customers such as Emirates, American Express, The United Nations, Westfield, ADP, and New Look.

Our People are our culture and that is what makes us unique. Founded in 2003 with a team spanning 12 global offices and counting, we are excited to continue supporting businesses #TheTigerspikeWay.

*We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.*

So what happens next?

Once we've received your application, we'll give it as much attention as it deserves and you'll hear from us either way. If we think you could be a good addition to our team, we will give you a call and from there you'll cruise through our recruitment process.