Job title: Tech Team Leader
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: IT
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Portsmouth
Job published: 05-11-2020
Job ID: 32059

Job Description

Development Team Leader


To circa £65,000 basic

Our client is looking to hire an experienced Development Team Leader with experience of Ruby on Rails. in this role, you will work with some of the world's largest brands. Although established now for over 10 years, they are still very much in a startup /scaleup phase as all staff are given the opportunity to play a key role in idea generation and regular two way feedback to shape the company culture.

The role:

As the leader of a small development team of circa 5-8, you will have a lot of freedom in designing software, as well as choosing your tools, projects and processes. You will be empowered to lead work into production, with great support from all Tech Teams. Last but not least, there is an appraisal process performed roughly twice a year, which not only gives everyone a chance to provide/receive feedback, but also to get a bonus payment for your contributions.

  • To have a significant experience with various technologies and paradigms, as you need to know their toolkit in order to choose the tool for the job.
  • To be deeply engaged in helping others grow, because at some point even you won't save the world by yourself.
  • To improve the entire business and question the status quo, as your contribution may be the difference between signing the client or not.
  • To have a great intuition, because at some point the best way to be more effective is to develop an excellent gut feeling.
  • To be able to work well without any supervision, as now you are the one supervising.

Working with the following tech stack:

- Backend: Ruby, Rails, RSpec, MySQL, ElasticSearch, Redis, GDK
- Frontend: JavaScript, React, Flux
- Provisioning, hosting & deployment: Ubuntu, Docker, GKE, Capistrano, Chef, Terraform
- Others: GSuite, GitHub, CircleCI, NewRelic, Slack & Jira


What are we looking for?

  • To be reliable, thorough and pay attention to the details, as it is a matter of personality, not training.
  • To be motivated, engaged and ambitious, because inspired people inspire others.
  • To be sharp, because if you make sure to learn something new on every opportunity, you will quickly find your way to the top.
  • To be communicative, as imprecise arrangements lead to unnecessary yet very expensive mistakes.

What's in it for you?


  • 33 days of holidays (including bank holidays), increasing by one after each complete year of service up to 36.
  • Social events, eg yacht trips, bowling, summer and Christmas parties, laser clay, escape rooms and many more
  • Opportunities to attend the conferences around Europe
  • Private health insurance
  • Comfortable offices, which can be arranged and decorated as the team see fit
  • Various initiatives within the working hours: Dev Club, Yoga, BBQ lunches, etc.