Software Engineering Technical Lead

£90,000 - £110,000
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Technical Lead

Remote within the UK

💶 Salary - £90,000 - £110,000

❤️ Values-driven culture - We're really proud of our culture. Check out our Employee Guide for more details!

🤸🏽‍♂️ Flexible working hours - We want our employees to have the flexibility to do what is important to them. As such we are an outcome focussed organisation rather than input based.

📚Learning and development - £1,000 learning and wellbeing budget each year.

🏖 Time off - 25 days of paid time off per year.

👩🏾‍⚕️ Health - Healthcare cashback scheme covering medical, dental, optician and more.

💻 Technology - A brand new laptop (or whatever equipment you need).

🎉 About Us

Our mission is to be the most inspiring learning platform for people and organisations around the world. We are a team of 60+ and over the last four years, we’ve built a SaaS-enabled marketplace curated from 200+ of the best learning providers. So far, we’ve supported thousands of employees from fast growing tech scale-ups and progressive businesses like GoCardless, IDEO, Curve, Treatwell and Freetrade to power their learning culture. We've only just started our journey to help unlock everyone's full potential.

Read more about us here, find out what we’re talking about on our blog or see how we empower companies to commit to a culture of learning during Furlough in the UK!

🙌 The role

We are looking for a talented user-centric Tech Lead who cares about Learning. Reporting to our Head of Engineering you will be working within a cross-functional “full ownership” team. You will have a voice in every step of the process of building products from ideation, design, architecture, code, deployment and maintenance. 

We are growing our platform 10x in the next year and so you will focus your time around helping team/s make good decisions to build applications that scale. We are constantly looking at improving our processes, architectures and technologies, as we continue to grow and face new challenges. You will have plenty of opportunities to help drive technical decisions for your team and the department at large.

You are comfortable working with our core stack which is predominantly Javascript/TypeScript based. We use a GraphQL API running on AWS services including Lambda, DynamoDB, S3, ElasticSearch, MySQL and CloudFront. On the client side, we use React and Apollo to build web-based components and to bind them to our GraphQL API.

If the above sounds like something that you may be interested in then read on to find out more. Even if you don’t hit all the points below we would still love to hear why you could be a great addition to us here at Learnerbly!

What you'll be getting up to:
  • You will help manage technical standards and processes within a team as well as collaborating with other Leads to align across the engineering organisation. 
  • You will provide technical leadership, mentoring and support to other engineers.
  • You will help set long term strategy of the technology and how it is architected.
  • You enable decisions to be made by others in your team, at the right level.
  • You will be breaking down problems into manageable pieces, identifying risks and potential unknowns.

This role will be a great fit if

  • You are comfortable organising, leading and facilitating technical discussions. 
  • You are a keen learner and regularly share your learnings with others.
  • You contribute to the wider tech community or would like to in the future.
  • You are happy focusing on high level problems and spending less time in the code.
  • You are able to communicate effectively with a diverse team.
  • You have a user-centric approach to delivering software.

Through our hiring process, we want people to give examples of the outcomes they've achieved rather than focussing on output. What? How? Why? Tell us more about your thinking process and the results you did, or didn't, deliver.

🪄 Hiring Process

  1. Initial screening (30mins Call)
  2. Capabilities Interview (1 Hour)
  3. Task Interview (1 Hour)
  4. Values Interview (1 hour Video Call)

Support - If you have a medical condition or an individual need for an adjustment to our process, and you believe this may affect your ability to be at your best - please let us know so we can talk about how we can best support you and make any adjustments that may be needed.

💛 Our Values

We look for people who share our values and can add to our culture. Values are shared beliefs that guide our decision-making, culture is how we function as a group and how we live our values as individuals.

  • Be your authentic self: This means finding the intersection between what you love and what you’re good at, so you can be yourself at work.
  • Set the destination, own the journey: "Be the change you want to see in the world." Think big, speak up, take ownership. We believe in learning by experimenting and failing fast: use your creativity and resourcefulness to find solutions to problems you encounter.
  • Invite everyone to dance: “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.” We look for people who share our values and contribute to our culture. Diversity alone is not enough. We believe by being diverse and inclusive we make better decisions.
  • Practice heartfelt, radical candor: We know seeking radically candid feedback can be hugely powerful. We proactively seek and give feedback to reveal blindspots and accelerate growth.

Find more about how we operate at Learnerbly with a menu à la carte: explore all or specific parts of our Employee Guide, a window into how we think and work compiling internal practices, and which we use as a living knowledge base.

🌈 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At Learnerbly, we're committed to cultivating an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We are a global community and we believe our unique qualities should be celebrated as they are critical to our innovation. It's essential to us that you bring your authentic self to work every single day, no matter your age, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, caring responsibilities, neurodiversity, or otherwise. Inclusion isn't just an initiative at Learnerbly. We strive to embed it not just into our values but throughout our entire culture.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

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Life at Learnerbly

We put development at the heart of what we do. 

Find more about how we work at Learnerbly through our Employee Guide, a window into how we think and work compiling internal practices, and which we use as a living knowledge base.

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