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Are you an experienced Lead Developer or Senior Developer who is looking to move into a managerial development position for an international business? Then check out this EXCLUSIVE opportunity!






Up to £65,000

GBP 65000

Date Added






Fully Remote Working

Manchester M1 2AQ Piccadilly

The Candidate Ltd

Here at The Candidate, we are representing an international business who create specialist software products in their search for a Lead Developer. As the Lead Developer, you will be joining a development team which spans the globe as you progress towards release of an exciting, industry changing product. Combining both hands-on development and team management, this role is ideal for an experienced Full Stack Developer who is searching for a chance to truly make their mark on an international business. Creating a culture of reliability and scalability, the Lead Developer will be the go to person in the UK team (consisting of a Senior Developer & a Junior Developer) on all issues and strategy across the technical stack. 

For the successful candidate, the Lead Developer will be responsible for the creation of new functionality and features for a revolutionary software product which is already making considerable waves across the UK and Europe. The system is build using Laravel (PHP) on the Back End alongside JavaScript (React.js) on the Front End. Training will be offered for applicants who are experienced using similar front end JavaScript framework (including angular, vue and more) but it is essential you’ve commercial experience building products using Laravel. MySQL is used for database development alongside hosting through GitLab. Currently the business implements a Unit Testing approach but plan to integrate towards an automated testing environment in the future.

Due to the global nature of the business, the development team work entirely remotely and on flexible working hours. The team have coworking facilities across the UK but there is no requirement for the Lead Developer to visit regularly.

Key Responsibilities of the Lead Developer:

  • ­Lead on the development of greenfield functionality and features for an exciting software product.
  • Build your own team culture as you recruit into your UK based development team.
  • Mentor and support a team consisting of a Senior Developer & Junior Developer.
  • Focus on the creation of reliable and scalable code.
  • Implement best practises and methodologies across the development team.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Commercial experience managing a team of senior, midweight & junior developers alongside practical development application in Laravel & JavaScript.
  • Fluent in Laravel (7.0) coding with further versions a bonus.
  • Confident in React.js although similar JavaScript framework (including Angular, Vue or more) is fine as training will be provided.
  • Exposure to Kanban development environment.
  • Hosting experience on GitLab (CI/CD) with AWS knowledge.
  • Containerisation experience through Docker with ability to work in a Unit / Integration Tested environment.
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL.
  • Naturally driven to achieve with the ability to be self motivated.

Opportunities like this come along rarely so do not hesitate and apply now! Alternatively for more information email [email protected] 

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