Development Team Lead - (React and Typescript)

About The Role

Development Team Lead (Reviews Team)

We Are Checkatrade. Are you?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Developer / Lead Developer  to join our growing team!  You’ll be  hands on in designing  systems and building performant, secure, full stack web applications across cloud platforms. You'll also be supporting the Engineering Manager in overseeing the technical delivery of your immediate Scrum team. This includes driving best practice and coding standards as well as  nurturing, mentoring, and hiring a high performing team that delivers at pace.  You’ll be a seasoned Full Stack Developer with experience in React lifecycle and Typescript, both front and back end.  With an exciting growth journey ahead,  and focus on building best in class tech teams inhouse, you'll be joining a household name, synonymous with quality!....Sound good? Get in touch!

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

Where do you fit in? 

You'll report to the Engineering Manager acting as the  Development Team Lead for our Reviews (B2C) team.   This team works on continuous development of our Reviews product, which is pivotal to our platform. With over 12 million visits to our site annually we are always investing in developing new products and features. Exciting, right? 

You’ll carry out a dual role with the chance to be hands on in code whilst overseeing the work of others. You won't have the direct line management responsibility but act as a mentor. You'll support with recruiting and team development ultimately ensuring the Reviews team pod resource is best placed to deliver on the project. This includes reporting on team progress, documenting technical designs and communicating them to your peers and technical leadership. You’ll also support with managing holidays and absence.  As an innovative problem solver you'll  enjoy working on complicated business requirements to provide solutions that contribute to both our transformation and growth agenda. 

You’ll  be part of a successful technical team who will design solutions to problems using architecture and sequence diagrams, whilst implementing robust testing strategies.  You’ll be involved in producing technical design documents for your products to include Schemas, API docs, Readmes. You'll also be an advocate for high standards of code quality and test coverage. This includes working with the wider team to ensure continuous improvement and best practice at all times. 

What's in it for you?

  • An exciting modern tech business going places!
  • An excellent salary and benefits package including a car allowance, annual bonus, an electrical vehicle scheme,  private medical insurance, and much more!
  • An Agile business with inhouse technical teams, an inclusive culture where people matter and opportunities for CPD including Hackathons and time aside for self development. 

What do you need to succeed?

Technical skills: 

  • You'll be an experienced Full Stack developer with experience on Typescript - both front and back end.
  • You'll have experience working with Cloud technologies (GCP preferred).
  • You'll have a strong knowledge of the React lifecycle and experience with React apps in production.
  • You'll also be clued up on CI/CD such as Cloud Build, CircleCi, or GitHub Actions.
  • You love working in cross-functional, lean agile teams.
  • You'll have exposure to TDD and behavioural testing patterns.
  • You'll be experienced in Modern JavaScript (async/await, ES6 modules, generators etc.)
  • You've got experience working to WCAG 2.1 AA and AAA accessibility standards

Soft skills: 

  • You'll have an ability to champion and mentor your peers.
  • You'll have great problem solving skills.
  • You'll be resilient and have the ability to work with ambiguity in a fast paced growth environment.
About Us

Checkatrade is the homeowners 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 44,000 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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