Staff Engineer/Tech Lead

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Location
London
Department
Development
About The Role

Staff Engineer/Tech Lead

Experienced in Typescript and/or C#? Skilled in technical decision making?

We'd love to hear from you!

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Staff Engineer/Tech Lead to join our growing tech team. In 2023 our ambition is to be a high-performing, delivery-focused organisation, and a beacon for engineers at all levels who value meaningful career growth.   We are looking for technical leaders in Engineering to guide our teams and be part of shaping our engineering culture of high performance and technical excellence.  As a Staff Engineer/Tech Lead at Checkatrade, you will be the technical lead for small team of engineers working on initiatives to support our engineering strategy, which will be instrumental in driving impact in the business. 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. Hybrid working applies with 2 days in office, 3 days at home.

Where do you fit in?

We currently have two open opportunities for Staff Engineers. One to acts as the technical lead for the High Values Trade Pod, a new customer segment we are going after, and another another one to lead the Transformation Pod, which is focussed in delivering ongoing business improvements.   As a Staff Engineer you will report to and work with your Engineering Manager to support  high performing engineers to deliver at pace.  You’ll work collaboratively with Engineering leadership as well as Product Managers and other stakeholders to deliver on a key strategic product for the year.  You’ll be the technical lead, which includes supporting and mentoring other individual contributor engineers to deliver on this exciting greenfield product designed to service a new segment of customers we are going after. This includes providing guidance on technical decision-making with an eye towards simplicity, high standards and a strong bias towards delivery. You’ll be hands-on in software system design, architecture, development, testing and monitoring, covering both backend and frontend.

What's in it for you?

  • A fantastic opportunity to join a fast moving digital marketplace with passionate people and investment on tech. We work across latest .NET, React, Typescript, React Native and GCP etc. to develop exciting products across web and mobile to service both B2B and B2C markets.
  • An opportunity to work on a strategically important  project that will have a huge impact on Checkatrade growth over the coming years.
  • An excellent salary and benefits package that includes Rewards Gateaway, annual bonus, car allowance, electrical vehicle scheme and much more!

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Previous experience in a similar Staff Engineer level role with expert level of skills in TypeScript and/or C#.
  • Salesforce and/ or Mulesoft experience would be highly desirable although not essential.
  • Previous experience in moving legacy applications (.Net framework, .Net 3.1) to the latest .Net version and Cloud (GCP or equivalent) is highly desirable.
  • You’ll be skilled in software system design, architecture and providing guidance on technical decision making.
  • Passionate about brilliant digital products and focussed in delivery.
  • Experienced in working collaboratively in an Agile Scrum team.
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 47,000 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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