Software Development Team Lead

Location Exeter, Devon, England
Discipline: IT and Technical
Job type: Permanent: Full Time
Salary: up to £45,000
Contact name: Sky Randall

Contact email: careers@sarahwest.co.uk
Job ref: VR/3855
Published: about 2 months ago

​We’re recruiting for an emerging technology company based on the outskirts of Exeter as they seek a Software Development Team Lead to help guide the team development efforts towards successful project delivery.

Working in a high-growth industry, and supporting some huge international clients on some really unique projects, it’s a brilliant place to work. Company culture is a big thing for them; they ensure each member of the team feels valued and listened to - ideas are welcomed and training is encouraged. It’s quite laid back and informal in the office, but for those who prefer to work from home there’s also long-term scope to do so too.

Your role as Software Development Team lead will involve:

  • Coaching, mentoring and providing technical leadership to the team

  • Maintaining high standards of software quality by establishing good practices and habits

  • Identifying and encouraging areas of growth and improvement within the team to allow everyone to progress

  • Helping to plan, design, develop, test and maintain applications built on WordPress technologies

  • Assisting with collecting and documenting user requirements, development of user stories, estimates and work plans

  • Preparing reporting, manuals and other relevant documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software

  • Designing, developing and unit testing applications

  • Taking part in peer-reviews of solution designs and related code

  • Working with colleagues in the migration of legacy applications to WordPress technologies

  • Resolving technical and applications problems and assessing opportunities for improvement

The skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years’ experience in Software Development and previous experience of leading a technical team

  • In depth experience with HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript

  • Experience with source control management systems and CI/CD environments

  • Confident with Agile development methodologies including Kanban and Scrum

  • Someone who is self-motivated and happy working independently and as part of a team

  • An excellent communicator - both internally and with external business stakeholders

  • Deployment and programming of WordPress would be beneficial

  • Experience with UI design and prototyping is advantageous but not essential

The company offer flexible hours, remote working, occasional opportunities to travel abroad, regular team socials and more.

If you think the role could be a good fit, get in touch with Sky for a confidential chat!