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Frontend Development Team Leader

An experienced Frontend Development Team Leader with hands-on full stack software engineering skills, is required to join a leading digital sports platform based in Europe.

As a Frontend Development Team Leader, you will grow, manage and mentor a team of talented full stack developers and provide technical leadership across the build and delivery of client-facing, next generation mobile (iOS, Android), web and connected device apps.

You will liaise directly with key stakeholders across the business to define user requirements, propose and seek approval for innovative app enhancements (taking into consideration effectiveness, reliability, cost, software delivery risks) and manage the delivery and maintenance of features across client devices.

As a guardian of application architecture and design, you will ensure software engineering best practices are implemented, overall code is of the highest quality and projects are delivered to deadlines. You will plan and architect the technology for new app features, systems and integration projects and lead the team in providing post “go-live” support for released applications.

Key responsibilities will also include driving and tracking software development requirements, workloads and tasks, coordinating cross-functional resources smartly, planning software releases and delivering progress updates to senior management.

Candidates must have a proven background in frontend software and full stack web development, with hands-on coding skills and a strong understanding of the best programming and QA testing practices.

You will have a deep knowledge of web development frameworks (React, Angular, Vue), with any additional backend language skills such as nodeJs, .NET or Java being advantageous.

You will be familiar with AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) technologies via SSR (Server Side Rendering) and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) & performance optimisation for web applications. A good understanding of REST / GraphQL APIs and design patterns is also required.

Experience of React Native, native mobile application development across iOS and Android and mobile app store approval processes would be highly desirable.

In addition to this, the ability to design scalable backend APIs and experience of MBaaS (Mobile Backend-as-a-Service) solutions such as Google Firebase, Cloudkit or AWS Amplify would also be beneficial.

Excellent team leadership skills are essential – candidates must have demonstrable experience of managing or supervising a team of Developers previously. Knowledge of Agile methodologies and tools will also be key.

This is a very unique and exciting opportunity to live and work abroad for a major global sports brand and play a key role in building cutting-edge, next generation apps. Full relocation assistance will be provided, along with a highly competitive salary and generous benefits package.

As part of the application process, candidates will be required to undergo a software coding test.

If you feel this is the right opportunity for you as the next step in your career, you are open to relocation and you have the programming skills required, please apply now with a copy of your latest CV for immediate consideration