Technical Team Lead - Fullstack
Technical Team Lead
Locations: United Kingdom
Salary band : £53,000 -> £68,000 (depending on experience)
We are looking for a Technical Team Lead to join our talented engineering team. A TTL at Inviqa takes overall responsibility for the technical output of a project. They help architect the solution, make key technical decisions and look after the wellbeing and growth of their engineering team.
Over time at Inviqa you can experience a variety of projects from Drupal deployments, to Magento shop builds and bespoke microservice architectures. We try to match projects to our engineers skill-sets but equally we like to give you the chance to take on new domains.
At Inviqa we pride ourselves on delivering solutions to complex client challenges and our TTLs embody that expertise to our clients.
How you will spend your time
You join projects at the start, ideally in a project discovery to understand the domain, build trust with the client, help define and approach and produce estimates for delivery.
Once into delivery mode you will set up the project and onboard the team that you helped pick for the project. You’ll guide them on work to be done and help manage their throughput. We also encourage our TTLs to take on line management of other engineers.
You will lead and join ceremonies including stand-ups, weekly checkpoints, retrospectives, and client steering.
In addition to all of this you will be doing some coding! You’ll balance your time between real hands-on coding, and pairing with the other members of your team, as a mentor and to help guide the direction of the project. 50% of your billable time on coding is common.
Inviqa employees work across the UK and mainland Europe. We support both office and remote working. In such an environment clear and regular communication is key.
You will also get involved in wider community activities and events such as knowledge sharing sessions, code practices, and community discussions. We also host internal conferences (ICON) and hack days.
In future there may be occasional travel from your chosen office for client meetings, a team catch-up, or to celebrate successes with your remote colleagues.
What we want from you
At Inviqa we pride ourselves on cultivating a positive working environment. As such, we’re looking for people who are:
Passionate and proactive: you care about doing the best job possible and can make recommendations on our technical approach and how we work together.
A team player: you love being part of a team and working towards common goals. You are approachable, empathetic towards your peers, and open-minded about their ideas.
A good communicator: you can communicate clearly in English to your team and clients.
Multi-tasker: The ability to context-switch, though we will try and minimise this so you can focus on your current tasks.
As a Technical Team Lead you should be able to:
Setup and manage project repositories, and with the support of our DevOps team, a deployment and CI pipeline.
Establish and document technical standards for your project based on our engineering guidelines.
Deploy a website to a hosting environment which you know how to configure. Our TTLs technical abilities stretch beyond writing quality code, you need to be able to generate and maintain the resulting application in a production environment.
Plan a go-live taking into consideration aspects such as site migration, redirection, downtime, load-testing
Your working style is also important, you will need to:
Prioritise the unblocking of your team for maximum throughput and high team morale
Get involved in spikes regularly to work through unknowns and complexities
Take ownership of your team and the client deliverables
Form strong and healthy partnerships with project managers and our client success team to communicate progress and concerns clearly and early.
For more about what we expect from our engineers and how we support engineering progression, see Inviqa’s Engineering Progression Framework.
At Inviqa we work on a wide variety of exciting client projects; there’s no single stack. However, these are the dominant tools we use and you could get the chance to work with:
Frameworks & Libs: Symfony | Node.js | React | Storybook
Platforms: Magento | Drupal | Spryker | Sylius | BigCommerce | Contentful | Algolia
Testing: Behat | PHPSpec | PHPUnit | Jest | Cypress
CI / CD: Docker | Scrutinizer | Blackfire | Codeship | Prometheus | ArgoCD | Jenkins
Hosting: AWS | DigitalOcean | Platform.sh | Acquia
See our Tech Radar for a more comprehensive list of technologies we are working with.
Although our work varies, we strive to build consistently high-quality products:
We follow Agile principles through Scrum and Lean Kanban.
We have Engineering Guidelines for best practices for all work throughout the department.
We write tests for our code; it’s second-nature.
We have a constructive peer review process for all work.
Our DevOps team ensures we have automation throughout the development lifecycle with dynamic environments, automated tests, code quality checks, and performance metrics.
Inviqa is part of the Havas CX Network; a Global network launched in October 2020, bringing together the strongest capabilities and expertise across the entire CX ecosystems.Organised under a common structure, governance, methodology and mission, we bring together more than 2,000 CX specialists across 20 countries and combine the power of data, technology, and design to create meaningful experiences and deliver value across the entire customer journey. The network leverages the power of rich insights, user-centric technology, and experience-led design to transform business performance for our clients and partners.
A diverse, friendly and supportive team
The opportunity to participate in impactful work for some amazing world-famous brands like Virgin, Starbucks, Radley, Arsenal FC, Aman, CitiBank and many others
A large degree of autonomy and progression along with support to develop your skills through our generous training budgets and the chance to attend/present at relevant conferences
Flexibility around your working hours and patterns: work in a way that suits you
25 days holiday, plus 3 days off between Christmas and New Year, and your birthday off.
Enhanced maternity leave (6 weeks 100% of salary then 20 weeks 50% of salary).
Enhanced paternity leave (4 weeks fully paid),
Pension scheme, access to great offices and collaboration spaces.
You must be eligible to take up full-time permanent employment in the location where you are applying.
Due to the high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted.
- Technical Team Lead
- Leeds, Liverpool, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffields, London
- Remote status
- Hybrid Remote
The perks of being an Inviqan...
Flexible Working ⏰We believe in a healthy work-life balance and offer a range of flexible working options to help you stay happy and productive.
Generous Learning Budget 📚We're firm supporters of life-long learning. That's why we offer a generous budget for training and conferences, plus our own internal training.
Skill swaps 🔁Our regular skill swap formats are the perfect place to learn something new. And our internal conferences bring everyone together to celebrate our successes and trade learnings.
What we do
Together with our clients, we shape the digital products, teams, processes, and software systems organisations need to meet diverse customer needs and accelerate business growth. We help organisations like Tesco, Arsenal FC, and REISS to drive the best customer and business outcomes through inclusive and purposeful digital products. Our collaborative culture and values are key to creating the best experiences for our clients, their customers, and each other.
We’re a dedicated team of 150+ consultants, designers, developers (and everything in between!), based out of Europe.
Together with our clients, we shape the digital products, teams, processes, and software systems they need to meet their customer needs and accelerate their business growth.
We want a world that’s crafted by diverse people for diverse people – and ensures great experiences for everyone. That’s why we craft inclusive and purposeful digital products that drive the best customer and business outcomes.
Our teams work with the likes of Tesco, Arsenal FC, REISS, and more. And our work is recognised at the The Webby Awards, UXUK Awards, and The Drum DADI Awards.
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