Frontend Tech Team Leader - React

Location City of London
Discipline: Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits: + Bens + Bonus
Contact name: James Shenton

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Job ref: JS-207
Published: 10 months ago
Startdate: 2023-03-01 00:00:00

Frontend Team Lead with full stack knowledge required with hands-on solid software engineering skills for complex Frontend / UI with React, JavaScript, CSS, for interactive SPA’s, combined with Full Stack/backend understanding such as Node.js, Java  to lead and manage a team of 4/5 software engineers focused on new product development for profitable fast-growing established technology scale-up of 150 people who are based in the heart of the city of London and founder-led.

You will be a Frontend Team Lead for a new highly interactive SPA / SaaS product which is used to write / author, support multi-user live editing, provide dynamic text editing / dynamic templates, provide writing suggestions and feedback on all aspects of the quality of the submission of board papers for leadership, with functionality like Google Docs, Notion. So, it’s important that you are used to breaking down complex problems and working with data structures.

This role will suit someone a T-Shaped Engineer with strong hands-on coding skills as the tech lead is circa 70% hands-on, combined with team leadership and a product-driven mindset as you will work closely with the founder and product team through the build and evolution.

Currently, the team are hybrid and meets up one day per week in the City office.   

Skills required as a Front-End Team Lead would include

  • Primarily skills in Front End JavaScript development such as React, JavaScript and TypeScript. Strong CSS.

  • Some experience in developing and the architecture of backend systems and an openness to learn more (Language flexible Java, Node.JS, Ruby etc.), and ideally leading back-end engineers.

  • Experience in managing & mentoring a small team of engineers, with the ability to inspire, drive innovation and collaboration, and spot team challenges and opportunities early.

  • Experience in building interactive SPA / Single Page Apps

  • Experience working with complex data structures and data flows

  • Experience designing solutions, including modelling code architecture.

  • Experience collaborating with partners from across the business, developing a deep understanding of business and product challenges and breaking out solvable chunks.

  • An engineering mindset with a strong focus on product

  • A friendly and open personality. Someone passionate about contributing to the team’s success and empowers others to do the same.

  • Experience with Prosemirror, collaborative editing tools, or dynamic templates would be an advantage.

As a hands-on Frontend Team lead, you’ll will be an individual contributor and a team leader. Working on interesting custom work in partnership with Product and Design, you’ll take on a varied set of product-centred challenges. Specifically, this role will involve:

  • Hands-on coding, leading from the front in creating a high-quality code base, favouring readability and instinctively rejecting excessive conciseness or artistry.

  • Technically lead and line manage team of 3 to 4 multi-skilled engineers, working on all aspects of the product and platform.

  • Solving a range of exciting problems from supporting multi-user live editing to efficiently storing and presenting and clearly reviewing a structured document's history.

  • Working with the Engineering Manager, coaching and guiding your team on the technical detail, as well as shaping how we work and ensuring best-in-class delivery standards.

  • Supporting other developers in their task delivery and personal development and being a cultural ambassador in the team.

This is a great chance to play a significant role in a nimble founder-led scale-up passionate about empowering its people and where you can significantly impact their new product and engineering function.

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