London

Technical Lead (full stack)

Engineering

Tigerspike is an award-winning digital services company and Apple Mobility Partner on a mission to improve people’s lives through technology.

Our capabilities have expanded beyond the realm of Native Mobile and since we partnered with AWS, we have more projects requiring full-stack development capabilities. 

For that reason, we’re looking for a Tech Lead who understands back end, front end and middleware to join a team of 30 engineers helping to create custom solutions to important problems.

So, if you have a thirst for innovation and want to work with talented and passionate people in an informal and high energy environment then read on.

Tell me More!

The majority of 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, whose users span from passengers in airports around the world to employees in your local supermarket.

In recent projects, we created a Smart Cities platform using React and AWS's IoT products for SSE and also launched a pilot project for NIHR , the research arm of the NHS, which required AWS middleware and native Android (Kotlin) and iOS (Swift) apps.

Reporting into the Technical Director, you will oversee a project (or two) from an architectural & code quality perspective without necessarily writing any code. Sometimes you will participate in the project as a programmer as well as taking the lead on code direction. 

You will be able to quickly learn and utilise new technologies and promote relevant emerging technologies to help improve the business.

What experience/ skills do I need?

  • Extensive experience designing and implementing software solutions using AWS native services (e.g. Lambda, API Gateway, RDS, EC2)
  • Experience with Node.js or React or React Native
  • Proficiency writing highly maintainable code, leveraging techniques such as Unit Testing, CI/ CD and Code Reviews
  • The confidence and passion to work in a client-facing role, offering a consultative approach to development
  • Experience managing a development team and a true mentor that can problem solve snd motivate the team 
  • Skilled in translating business requirements into pragmatic solutions 
  • An understanding of best practices in securing data, in transit and at rest
  • Experience advising on architectural choices and mentoring a team to execute those decisions
  • Knowledge of Scrum or Kanban
  • A solid history of constantly improving your own knowledge and skills as well as improving processes for your organisation

It’s a bonus if you also have:

  • Working knowledge of mobile technologies
  • Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud experience

What's in it for me?

Empowerment - whilst listening to and guiding your self-organising team, you’ll be the one steering the ship, with the autonomy to make the final call on important decisions.

Variety-  you’ll gain experience with industries from NGOs to Retail to Travel and have the opportunity to provide a meaningful voice in developing products that improve people's lives.

Quality - author and critique software designs and architectures and ensure the quality of your teams work through pair programming, code reviews, unit tests and test automation.

Innovation - our monthly ‘Transmogrification Day’ allows us to take a break from client work to spend time playing with the latest tech and improving our tools and techniques.

Collaboration - you’ll work in a multi-disciplinary Agile team, forming a close relationship with clients.

Mentorship - a chance to mentor and support other members of your team, providing technical leadership and advice.

What else?

  • Flexible hours
  • Remote working flexibility
  • The chance to travel and work on different projects in our other offices (Sydney, Tokyo, Dubai, Singapore, New York etc.)
  • An annual allowance to spend on your personal growth such as Snowboarding lessons, learning to play an instrument or even a wine tasting course!
  • We have a place for everyone and a club for almost everything: Gaming, Spa, Book club, Sports club, Pet appreciation- the list goes on!
  • Plenty of breaks for things like planking, meditation and TigerBite
  • 25 days’ holiday (in addition to all public holidays) and a bonus day for your birthday!
  • £60 monthly mobile phone allowance

Who are we?

Tigerspike is a digital services company, established in 2003, that solves complex problems by creating digital products, providing consultative services and helping businesses to define their digital strategy.

Part of the Concentrix family since 2017, we’re proud partners with Apple, SAP, AWS and a Google Certified Developer Agency Partner.

We have a team of more than 300 Tigerspikers, in 10 locations around the world, that believe in collaboration in an Agile environment - where our designers and engineers work side by side to create beautiful, functional and valuable digital products that solve important problems.

Our approach to research and flexibility in our approach has awarded us a reputation for innovation with repeat customers such as Emirates Airline, New Look, The United Nations, and the NHS.

 

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*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.*

 

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