Development Team lead - Mobile App

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Location
Portsmouth or London
Department
Development
About The Role

Development Team Leader (Mobile App)

Are you a passionate Senior Front End Software Developer who has led teams of multi-disciplined engineers?  Do you have experience across React Native working on Mobile/Web Apps?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Developer/Team Lead to lead a team of engineers designing systems and building front end applications across web and mobile platforms.  Leading by example, you will utilise best practise and coding standards.  Reporting to the Engineering manager, you will be involved in hiring, mentoring and developing a high performing team.   

With an exciting growth journey ahead, investment in tech and focus on building best in class tech teams, this is an exciting time to join us!

Location: London or Portsmouth based with a Hybrid working pattern of 2 days in office, 3 days at home.

Where do you fit in?

When you are not developing you will be communicating team progress, documenting technical decision and communicating them to your peers and technical leadership.  This role is crucial to shaping the future of the Checkatrade platform.

You will be involved in managing holiday/absence and mentoring developers to support them with delivering against goals and initiatives.  Supporting the team in facilitating agile ceremonies and aligning best practices and technical standards with technical leaders across the engineering department.  Influencing technical decisions and designs as well as working on process improvements.

What's in it for you?

  • The chance to join our exciting technological transformation journey which over the course of the next 6-12 months and be part of a forward thinking, values driven business that truly puts its people first.
  • An excellent benefits package, including an electrical vehicle scheme, discounts from a wide range of retailers, private medical insurance, and a healthcare cash plan as well as some extra perks like car allowance and annual bonus.
  • You'll be part of a fast-growing digital marketplace business that has a great culture and is really going places.

What do you need to succeed?

Technical skills:

  • Produced React Native mobile apps and Universal web apps using React Native web – strong knowledge of React Lifecycle
  • Experience with Typescript and Expo/Unimodules
  • You will have worked on Cloud technologies (AWS/GCP/Azure)
  • Experience with hooks, selectors, memorization and state management
  • TDD and behavioural test patterns as well as end to end Automation testing
  • Modern Javascript and experience in front end authentication systems
  • Strong Code review skills as well as maintainable codebases

Soft skills:  

  • Ability to lead and mentor your peers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a forward thinker
  • Great problem solving skills.
  • Resilience and ability to work with ambiguity in a fast paced growth environment.

 

About Us

Checkatrade is the consumer choice for finding a local reputable and reliable tradesperson. For over 20 years, we've been the place where reputation matters most - and if you join us, you’ll ensure that our trade members continue to uphold these high standards.

With 50,000 trades available to help with your home improvement project, we’re here to help no matter how big or small the project you are undertaking is.

We're currently going through a period of significant investment and growth and we're looking for exceptional people to join us on our journey to help us achieve our ambitious goals. This is a really exciting time to join our team.

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