Lead Software Engineer

London, England, United Kingdom · Tech · TECH9/8 TECH 9/9

Description

Job Title : Lead Software Engineer

Department : Tech

Reports to : Head of Engineering

About us

Technology, Data Science and AI are at the heart of Gousto. The code we write powers every aspect of our business from the recommendation engine powering our e-commerce experience right down to the genetic algorithms used to efficiently route boxes in our warehouse.

We use the latest technologies to create simple and elegant solutions to complex problems. We’re ‘all in’ on AWS using many of its services. Our platform and continuous delivery pipeline is fully automated using Cloudformation & Ansible, we release code to production multiple times a day and we’re in the process of moving our microservices architecture to containers. We build our services in Python, PHP and Node.js with a significant proportion now delivered via AWS Lambda.

Our next generation frontend is built using the best of cutting-edge web technologies – ES6 JavaScript, PostCSS, React and Redux. We’re migrating away from a PHP Laravel solution (we are almost there!). This year we’re aiming to introduce GraphQL to help improve the performance of our apps and increase velocity within our teams.

The Job

To support this growth we are hiring talented and passionate Lead Software Engineers to act as technical leads for our 6 person Squads in the Web Tribe. Our Web Tribe currently consists of two cross-functional squads, growing to 3 squads by the end of 2018. The Lead Software Engineer will provide technical leadership and team mentorship, working closely with our Engineering Manager and Technical Architect for the Web Tribe. The Web Tribe is focussed on maintaining and improving our customer facing website and is predominantly focussed on our business critical metrics of acquisition and retention of customers.

Requirements

What are we looking for?

What you'll be doing day to day

We are hugely committed to equality of opportunity in all areas of Gousto. We employ over 20 nationalities and think it's extremely important to have all genders represented in all functions and levels. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of age, disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Benefits

At Gousto we feel it’s massively important to hire adults and give them the freedom to get things done. We don't judge your performance by hours at your desk, but by the impact you have. While our office hours are 9am to 6pm, as long as people attend the morning stand-up for their squads the hours are flexible around this. Our only requirement is that you follow our ownership principles and Put Gousto First. Flexible working is widely practiced, but we are not a remote company and the majority of the time should be based in our Shepherd's Bush office.

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