Lead Developer - highly competitive salary + equity

at TheHouseShop.com in London

The House Shop is looking for a Lead Developer to drive production and key development projects. A natural leader who is as comfortable writing code as leading teams, you will:

• Work with teams building UIs in React and Material UI;
• Work on Express and Node.js backends;
• Lead PHP teams with Symfony and Zend based frameworks;
• Lead the Agile development of our core platform;
• Design and own our technology roadmap to support a rollout of key revenue generating features;
• Architect technical solutions for key initiatives;
• Analyse our technical performance, and report key metrics to the CEO and senior management team.

We expect that you have current or prior experience as Lead Developer / Head of Technology / CTO at either a startup or at a rapidly growing, innovative larger company. You must have a high level of tech knowledge and be able to demonstrate the following technical skills and experience:

• Good knowledge of APIs - comfortable working with and designing new REST and GraphQL APIs;
• Experience of developing and launching highly available web systems;
• In-depth knowledge of all aspects of the software development life cycle, best practices and agile software development;
• Broad understanding of web, systems design, and systems architecture;
• Experience of working with Agile frameworks such as Lean and Scrum.

You will have a deep understanding of database technologies including traditional SQL databases as well as newer NoSQL type databases such as Elastic Search. You will also have experience with Cloud based infrastructures such as AWS and be able to manage and create servers using the AWS Cloud stack.

Our key technologies are as follows, and you will have experience of working with most of these:

• PHP 7
• JavaScript
• Node.js
• React
• Next JS
• Material UI
• Express
• MySQL
• ElasticSearch
• BitBucket, Bamboo
• Zend Framework 3
• Sylius
• Symfony
• Docker
• AWS (EC2, S3, Cloudfront)


Furthermore it is essential that you are a strong people person, adept at communication, influencing and relationship building. We require that you are:

• Disciplined and process-oriented, and able to design and lead the implementation of the best controls and processes;
• Organised, energetic, and results-driven, capable of being a leader within the Company;
• A superior problem solver, with the ability to move quickly and assemble a team as needed in order to identify issues, root causes, and solutions;
• Able to work with a diverse team which includes remotely located staff and developers;
• Confident and clear when explaining technical matters to non-technical staff, board members, and outside parties;
• An experienced manager, with the skills and motivation to lead, coach and develop a team, and to bring in great new talent.

Since launching our platform in 2016 The House Shop has been on a mission to fix the fragmented property market and unite everything under one roof, on a streamlined, inclusive platform that provides a range of services that meet all the property needs of homeowners, landlords, estate agents and property developers. Since launch we have added 3.3m properties, launched over 30 products and services, and enjoyed 800% growth in organic traffic. We are already the UK’s 4th biggest property website, and have ambitious plans to build futher on this success.

If you would like to play a key role in our exciting journey, then do get in touch, and send us your CV.

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Published at 12 Mar 2019
Expires on 12 May 2019