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  • Remote
  • fulltime
  • ₤70000 - ₤90000 per year

We are on a mission to up-skill humanity through the invention of new digital products. To make this happen, we are searching for exceptional people that don't stop at great, know when to move fast or slow, are relentlessly curious and, ultimately, care for each other. 

We are a start-up design and technology incubator, first tackling the cyber security industry. And we come with the might of a wider group of companies, all with the same ethos and history of achievements. 

We're looking for a great Lead Developer to join our growing team. You'll be leading the development function across several product teams that are focused on building new products to educate and enabling individuals. If that sounds like something you'd be excited about, we'd love to talk. 

About the role

Engineering at Magnetic Rock is focused on solving hard problems without over-engineering. We work with a range of technology stacks, importantly using the right tool for the job. We are a creating team of industry experts following SOLID principles and focused on the outcomes our products achieve for our users. 

In this role, you will work closely with our General Manager and Founders, as we establish the technical function together. You will have the opportunity to work on greenfield products and improve the live products already delivering impact. 

Typical activities in your week may include:

  •  Establishing and improving engineering standards, tooling, and processes across product teams. 

  • Working with product teams including Product Managers, Designers and Developers to define product strategy, plus conceptualise and build new features. 

  • Getting your hands dirty and writing excellent clean and testable code and operating in an agile methodology. Leading by example while motivating and managing a development team. 

  • Researching and advising on technology choices and industry best practices. 

  • Interviewing potential new joiners, onboarding new technical hires and defining hiring plans. 

There is lots more information on our mission and culture on our website, so you can find out if we're the perfect match. Like all our roles, this job is remote but we'd like you to be based in the UK. You'll be reporting to the General Manager. 

About you

  • You'll have 3+ years experience as a Lead Developer. With a passion for coding and a track record of developing high quality products that have been successful. Plus, a real focus on engineering principles and enjoy staying at the forefront of new technologies. 

  • You'll have a passion for building teams. As we grow rapidly, you will need to instil excellent technical best practices, like peer reviews, and improve the development team.

  • You'll be familiar with a wealth of technologies and frameworks. These may include PHP, C#, JavaScript, MySQL, ReactJS, NodeJS, AWS, GitLab, HTML, CSS.

  • You'll have a history of delivering high quality products. Working across the business to distil requirements, working with designers, project managers, marketeers and developers to create products that deliver impact.

  • You'll be excited by our mission and keen to learn more about our culture. We are building a team that are relentlessly curious so we expect you to come to any interview armed with questions because we're more than happy to share. 

The Benefits

We hope that you love your job because of our mission, culture and the work. But, we also put a lot of thought into providing great benefits to make your job that bit sweeter, such as: 

  • Flexible & remote working. We are a remote-first business with flexibility for you to work in tandem with your home life. We also have access to an office in the Cotswolds so we still meet up regularly, but more for socials. 

  • Great equipment and software. All team members use high spec Mac's and the latest software to make working enjoyable and easy. Plus, we can kit you out with any peripherals you may need.

  • Generous holiday. 28 days plus bank holidays per year, and we close over Christmas.
    £1,000 annual training bonus. Self-improvement is an important aspect of our values so we are committed to funding your development, every year.

  • Swag bag. We want you to feel welcomed so expect a pretty sweet new starter pack.

  • Private health. We offer Vitality health insurance that comes with its own perks from free cinema tickets to a discounted Apple Watch.

  • Referral programme. We are growing rapidly so if you introduce us to an amazing person who joins us then we'll pay you £1,000 as a little thank you.

  • Thoughtful onboarding. Joining a new company can be daunting, we want you to succeed so we have a programme to get you up to speed with our culture and your role.

  • A bigger team. We're part of a collection of companies (including Helical Levity, Spinning Fox and Secure Impact) run by the same leadership team. So there is lots of shared learning and some epic summer parties.

  • Quick recruitment. We appreciate finding a job is time consuming and often slow, so we aim to move from first interview to offer within two weeks. 

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