Lead Software Engineer

About Us

On the Beach is a technology driven travel company and so are our people. We"re united in our mission to become Europe"s leading online retailer of beach holidays and are bringing innovative technology to the heart of the city, so join us now! Our award-winning team has relocated to a brand new multi-million pound Manchester Digital HQ and we are looking for passionate, experienced and like-minded tech leaders to join our journey.

About You

You are a passionate technology enthusiast with significant proven experience in technical leadership and plenty more as a Software Engineer. You have worked with high performing teams in an agile environment and are proven at coaching, mentoring, and providing technical direction.

You understand the iterative software development lifecycle, agile software development principles, and secure coding best practices. You believe in continuous delivery, SOLID principles, and Test Driven Development. Code quality is important to you and you strive to follow best programming practices and encourage others to do the same.

You thrive on solving problems, love to learn, and get a kick from working as part of a team. You care about your craft, you want to build exceptional products with pride in what your team delivers. You are flexible, open to new ideas and have a passion for leading teams and taking them to the next level.

You have a desire to work on an exciting, fast moving tech stack built with technologies including .NET, Ruby, Python, JavaScript/ES6 and native mobile application development including Kotlin and Swift, so if you’re interested in contributing to our stack, we would love to hear from you.

The Opportunity

We are building the future of travel and we want you to be part of it.  You will join us tech lead to share knowledge, nurture others, innovate, build and deliver amazing products. You will oversee a team of developers and coach/mentor them to further develop their skillset.

You will take responsibility for architecture and choices over coding patterns. You will work in a highly agile environment collaborating daily with both technical and commercial colleagues, to think innovatively and challenge convention and to enjoy being part of a closely-knit team of like- minded individuals.

This is the PLACE…

We believe in maintaining a positive work/life balance, so to help out, we offer flexible working, discounts on local amenities (including gym membership and restaurants)a subsidised coffee shop and a free bar - stocked with an enviable selection provided by some of Manchester’s finest breweries - to close out R&D time on a Friday afternoon.  To help you find the time to really relax (as well as helping you become a genuine beach expert) we offer generous staff discounts for your family and friends on our fantastic beach holidays. On top of this we offer Cycle to work Scheme, Simply Health Optimise Health Plan, discounted train and tram tickets , Share Incentive Plan, workplace pension, training and development, conferences, social events, enhanced maternity/paternity pay...the list goes on.

Salary: Up to £65,000 

Get in touch!

Have a look at our tech stack here - https://bit.ly/2Lso9fW

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