Technical Lead

Cathcart Associates Limited
45000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual
17 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Lead- Manchester

Technical Lead required by one of the most interesting companies in Manchester building an actual product/platform to help them continue their aim to be the digital solution to an entire industry who are decades behind the curve.

Your new role:
You'll be leading your own team of high calibre developers, liaising closely with a Product Owner, Design team and senior management whilst remaining very much at the code face (like coal face, get it?!).
As a tech lead, you'll be ensuring coding standards are adhered to, the team are managing their time efficiently and ultimately projects are being delivered.
With the way the team are set up, if you so desire, an opportunity to be an Engineering Manager is there for you, but no pressure if you'd rather be hands-on and lead from the front.

The Tech/Your Background:
Good news, you'll be working for a CTO who understands your approach to development and ability to problem solve is much more important than the language you happen to use now.
Most of the team haven't ticked every tech box, but they are good, adaptable and ambitious engineers so have cross trained very quickly.

To give you a run down of their stack:
Front End: HTML, CSS - obviously React, Redux, React Native
Back End: Ruby on Rails
Hosting: Heroku
Database: PostgreSQL

You might use all of this in your current job, if so, ideal!
However, if you are more of Vue, Python, AWS type of person at the moment, or if Java is your thing and you're a sucker for Vanilla JavaScript - don't worry, they will teach you the ins and outs of how they work pretty quickly.

You will need to be an experienced software professional who has built websites or web applications, understands the complexities and can talk to non-tech and technical people alike.

Your New Company and Bosses:
You will be joining a company at the early stages of building something which they hope will be pretty special. They are trying to fix something that has somehow not been brought into the modern day by tech when almost everything else has.

Crucially they are doing this by putting themselves in the consumers shoes, not the corporate machine.
The plan is take this thing global, the Founders have no desire to be a small scale success story in their region. They want to be a proper household name.

Lofty ambition? Perhaps, but the Founders have bucket loads of experience and have successfully built companies in the past, so they know what they are doing.

Where and How Much?
The office is in Manchester, the team has been distributed since the start so remote working and Covid hasn't impacted them much at all.

However, they do want to keep the technology team in the North West, so as long as you are comfortable commuting to the centre of Manchester once we're allowed back in the office, you can be based anywhere.

Salary wise - they have a budget of around ??45-55k on offer plus share options, flexible start/finish times and you'll be joining a team with a real culture, not some made up nonsense for their Instagram page.

They are a start-up so the wider benefits package hasn't been developed yet, but you will learn loads, be involved in something epic if they pull it off and of course, have a chunk of the pie if/when it is sold.

How to apply and interview:
The interview process is very simple, you will have a chat with one of the Senior team, a pair programming exercise and one last chat with a couple of the team.

Send your CV and Bronte from Cathcart Associates will be in touch to discuss the role and company in more detail.

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