Lead Developer (Front End)

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Searching for a new opportunity where you can join a £billion company as the Front End Lead Developer? Need a new challenge which offers front end technical autonomy and the opportunity to build your own team from scratch? Apply now!


Business Services




Up to £80,000

GBP 80000

Date Added






Remote (1 Day Per Week in Crewe)

Manchester M1 2AQ Piccadilly

The Candidate Ltd

If you’re a Lead Developer looking for a new challenge, a Senior Developer ready to take the step into leaderships or an experienced Tech Lead looking to join a global business, we want to chat to you!  

Our client, a global business service company with unique software offerings which span industries such as automotive, fuel, telematics, telecoms, energy (EV), insurance & more, are on the search for a talented Lead Developer to join their Front End technical setup. Bringing a wealth of knowledge across front end web development, the Lead Developer will be tasked with building their own front end development team which will focus on the creation of various front end React component libraries and delivering world-renowned website experiences.

Built on a foundation of innovation, the Lead Developer will be joining an established technical environment with the challenge of building their own team to address a key technical challenge they have faced over the years. Approaching a brand new division, working in a hands on role to build technical solutions to greenfield problems, the Lead Developer will be the front end react.js technical champion. Whilst also supporting the long term strategic vision of the CTO, the Lead Developer will be able to recruit at least three developers into their team as you look to revamp the React.js front end across their international website presence. Although you don’t need to get Involved in the back end, it’s important you have knowledge of WordPress in order to build front end experiences which can seamlessly fit into their existing back-end CMS setup.

The team are flexible around their working environment but do require the successful candidate to be able to commit to at least one day per week in their Crewe HQ. Most of the team tend to work on a 2 or 3 days per week in the office / 2 or 3 days per week remote basis but the business is flexible around the needs of their team.

Key Responsibilities for the Lead Developer:

  • Build bespoke react component libraries for front end website usage
  • Act as the front end technical champion for globally renowned websites
  • Remain entirely hands on to deliver solutions to some of the most technically challenging issues whilst also guiding your front end team to achieve their aims and progression.
  • Build your team as you recruit into various front end / UX roles whilst adding your own authority and control on the direction of the team
  • Create a positive ethos and technical ambitions within your team as you report directly into the CTO on progress

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven commercial experience creating websites with a core focus on React.js as either a Tech Lead, Lead Developer, Senior Developer or a similar level.
  • Able to confidently manage your team alongside creating long term strategies for building out your technical function with the CTO and other non technical leaders across the business
  • As comfortable jumping on and building front end experiences using HTML, CSS JavaScript (React) as you are working on a PDP plan for a member of your team
  • Any knowledge of WordPress CMS is a bonus as the majority of their back end website setups revolve around WordPress.
  • Self motivated with a natural drive to want to achieve
  • Able to commit to one day per week in the Crewe office

What’s In It For You:

  • Salary up to £80,000
  • Flexible working options with at least a day a week spent in the Crewe based office
  • Freedom to hire & build your own front-end team as you take technical autonomy across front end decisions
  • Long-term role security given the size, reputation and revenue generated across our client’s brands

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate! Apply online now - don't miss out!

Please note due to high volumes of applications unfortunately we are not always able to respond to all unsuccessful applicants. However we wish everyone who applies the very best with their job search. 

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