Lead Developer -
Posted on Mar 29, 2021 by WDS Global Limited
Job title: Lead Developer
Employment Type: Full-time, permanent
Salary: £50 - 60K
Location: Guildford, Surrey.
Industry: Technology, voice-technology, digital agency
About our Client
A leading software development agency that specialises in the development of bespoke digital applications for wide a range of clients.
In 2017 they formed a voice studio which creates interactive experiences and voice design for smart speakers and voice-enabled devices. Began by creating voice experiences for Amazon Alexa.
The Role - Lead Developer
Is an established and proven Lead Developer who can manage our team of inhouse web developers creating and supporting bespoke applications for our clients. From SaaS products, bespoke systems, apps, websites, and voice skills - we build them all and we are looking for someone to manage the development team from concept to release, producing exceptional user experiences.
What You'll Be Doing
60% code and code reviews, 20% team leadership, 20% customer communication
Provide leadership, task management and guidance across the team
Mentoring and coaching other developers
Resource planning and hiring
Implement methodologies and processes to help the team maximise efficiency
Introduce testing principles and processes
Customer liaison and advising customers on improvements for their systems built by Vocala
Research new tech and tools to use for new builds
SQL Server skills
Nice to haves:
Autonomy to own the development team (with support from CTO)
Proactive self-starting attitude, able to get on with the job.
Confidence to work directly with the business founders/owners and clients.
Flexibility and adaptability - this is a fast-growing and ever-changing company and industry
Problem solving and willing to learn new technologies or skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
£50k+ dependent on experience
This is a young, vibrant and creatively-led company working across highly innovative digital and voice tech sector. It's an exciting world that offers many opportunities to learn, develop and be part of something new and challenging.
Passionate about delivering the best possible experiences for people - both our clients and our end users. We embraced flexible working from the outset (before Covid) and have colleagues regularly working remotely from across the south east.
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