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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤75000 per year
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  • Role

    As Lead Engineer you will be responsible for building, maintaining and further developing Hire Space’s codebase and web-based applications. 

    You will demonstrate a solid understanding of a variety of languages and frameworks, such that you will always use the best tools for the job. You will provide guidance to more junior members of the team on the architecture and technology choices to make sure everyone follows best practices.

    You will collaborate with other engineers in repositories you’re not familiar with, and be able to independently pick up knowledge through documentation and code.

    You will guide the strategy for major architectural and other technology decisions that underpin the infrastructure of the company. Further, you will take specific areas of responsibility within the team either related to the management of the sprint cycle or the technical leadership of certain areas of the tech infrastructure.

    All of our Engineers are responsible for planning work and reporting progress as well as listening to and understanding the progress of others with the ultimate aim of ensuring our applications’ quality increases, as well as the satisfaction of the Engineering team members.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    • Lead on key ceremonies within the sprint cycle including, planning, retro, grooming and stand-ups as well as other meetings such as solution architecture planning and 5 whys
    • Improve KPIs which are the success criteria of epics and specific tickets
    • Write clean and maintainable code following our guidelines based on common standards, you will also help to set these standards and maintain keep our best practice guidelines up to date
    • Review and suggest improvements to the code of others, providing a supportive culture of continuous learning and professional development within the team
    • Collaborate with others to help complete the entire development cycle: with product manager(s) to complete specifications with technical expertise, with other engineers to implement a solution and have it reviewed, with tester(s) to expedite QA and finally releasing with Data Analyst for ROI reporting 
    • Collaborate with other teams to develop and improve the UI/UX of our applications
    • Work with product team to plan workload
    • Propose architectural decisions for whole parts of our infrastructure, from languages and frameworks to services and dev ops.
    • Suggest technical improvements to our in site for inclusion in our roadmap
    • Collaborate with technical team to improve knowledge and allow others to develop
    • Line management and professional development of junior / senior developers

     

    You should apply if

    • You are fluent in TypeScript and React, and confident in being able to understand (but not necessarily write) C# code
    • You are familiar with MongoDB and SQL databases
    • You have 5 or more years of experience in an Engineering role, with at least 3 years of full-stack experience
    • You have experience working on both new and existing projects
    • You are excited about growing and building a team
    • You have sound analytical skills and a thorough understanding of the complete software development lifecycle including design and adaptation
    • You have a passion for taking on many projects at once, balancing the swift release process with the need for attention to detail.
    • You have an interest in events and hospitality and the positive impact that bringing people together can have

     

    It would be a bonus if

    • You have experience with online marketplaces, transactions
    • You have experience as a scrum master or lead on an Agile workflow
    • You are based in London or able to attend a London office weekly
    • You have experience both at a highly iterative early-stage start-up, and experience working in a larger more mature scale-up

     

    Benefits

    • £75,000 p.a. salary 
    • Generous EMI share option scheme
    • Generous maternity and paternity benefits
    • Regular team socials (virtually and in-person as guidelines allow) 
    • Regular professional development opportunities
    • Remote-first set-up, work from anywhere
    • Home office spending allowance
    • Free nights out in London's most exciting venues (as guidelines allow) 
    • Free independent wellbeing coaching and therapy sessions as part of our Mental Health initiative

     

    Logistics

    • Hire Space is currently operating remotely with 1 day a week in a London office (as guidance allows) 
    • We operate a flexible working policy that allows you to decide to visit the office 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 day a week
    • We also allow you to work remotely from any location within 土2 hours of London for up to 2 months per year

     

    Equal Opportunities Statement

    At Hire Space, we embrace diversity in all of its forms and foster an inclusive environment for all people to do the best work of their lives with us. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status, or disability status.

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