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Technical Lead

Publishing Company

This role is initially for 6 months with a global publishing company based in Charring Cross.

Key Duties

  • Get mastery over the current applications, services and tools of the team
  • Continue the feature development, whilst maintaining a thorough balance between build quality and speed of delivery
  • Leading efforts to plan, conceptualise, communicate, distribute and work together on solutions to problems in a team setting
  • Researching and implementing best-fit technologies and solutions to problems
  • Contributing to our inclusive and collaborative work culture
  • Building code to ship features continuously
  • Enable and mentor the team in making tricky technical decisions
  • Doing your best, and asking for help if you need it
  • Thinking about all the parts of engineering including non-functional requirements
  • Iterating on process and tech towards continuous improvement
  • Communicating, collaborating and working productively with non-technical staff
  • Mentoring your colleagues and be mentored by everyone in return
  • Choosing the things you care about changing, and changing them

Essential Skills

  • Commercial experience using Node and React
  • Knowledge of CI/CD tools such as Circle Ci, Jenkins, and best practices
  • Familiarity with testing and software development best practices, e.g. pair-programming, TDD
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Know how and when to be Lean
  • Able to effectively communicate technical concepts to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Lead by example using and evangelising best practices
  • Know the Web, and be comfortable writing, maintaining and optimising JavaScript