SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LEAD

Seniority Level: Executive

Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Remote role (UK) with occasional travel to London

The Role

We are looking for a Software Development Lead who wants to grow with our company and has aspirations to move up to a VP Engineering role. Looper is a startup going through a significant growth stage, where managing both the product roadmap and customer deliverables has become a significant role.

You’ll be leading and managing an agile remote software development team spread across many countries. We’re looking for you to help us organise our core development team, drive a more efficient delivery cycle and nurture creative approaches and solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead the development team through management and mentorship.
  • Deliver to both product roadmap and commercial deadlines.
  • Contribute to recruitment activities and develop the team’s skillsets to ensure a quality end product
  • Develop metrics and procedures to ensure that quality standards are met and are consistent
  • Ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately and the organisation’s resources are used responsibly
  • Ensure any technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Implement and enforce our standards of performance
  • Scrum master
  • Agile requirements decomposition.

    What we’re looking for

    Our ideal candidate will have a computer software or similar degree, and a minimum 2 years experience in a senior full stack development role, preferably in a startup environment.

    You’ll demonstrate the ability to actively communicate with, inspire and motivate all levels of staff, and have proven experience in the recruitment and career development of engineers. Your previous experience in software design and developing with Enterprise platforms will probably span at least 5 years. You will have a solid foundation in software design and troubleshooting, and strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms.

    We are looking for candidates who have detailed knowledge of:

    Node.jsVue.js and AWS.

    Knowledge of the following would also be useful:

    RoRReact JSRedisReduxPostGres dbPython.

    You must have passion and perseverance, and be a strategic problem-solver. You will be responsible for leading an established team, so you’ll need to demonstrate leadership qualities, particularly team respect, clear and forthright communication, and a proactive approach to nurturing and developing the individual team members. A proactive approach to all communication within the company is essential.

    Your experience will indicate your ability to think deeply and qualitatively about software problems, breaking down the issues, presenting solutions and creating the environment in which this happens.

    Hopefully It goes without saying that you will have impeccable integrity and ethical standards – Looper is a fast-paced and dynamic environment, but respect for each other is the foundation of our culture.

    Why you’ll love working here

    Looper has a distributed team working from the UK, Europe, West Coast USA and South America, with a belief in autonomy, responsibility and trust. That means a flexible schedule and the room to get your head down and produce excellent work. If you need to do the school run, or go for a walk to think through an idea, we trust you to get things done however you do them best. Life at Looper is about outcomes.

    We are committed to diversity and the principle of equal opportunity for all employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national, social or ethnic origin, age, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, family or parental status, or any status protected by the laws of England and Wales.

    To apply for this role please send your CV to enquiries@looperinsights.com, along with a covering letter introducing yourself.