We are looking for enthusiastic lead software engineers to join the development team. Based in the west of Edinburgh, though currently running completely virtually, our cross-functional Agile teams work extensively with full-stack PHP Symfony applications & iOS/Android handheld solutions.

Lead Software Engineers work closely with product owners to ensure their team of engineers understand what they are doing and when. Including the planning of sprints, running SCRUM meetings, identifying/resolving blockers and providing technical mentoring. The role is a mixture of leadership and coding.

What you will be doing:

  • Working with a team to deliver reliable & scalable solutions
  • Managing the daily running of a team of engineers
  • Working with account managers to prioritise and schedule work for your team
  • Actively mentoring all team members in an enthusiastic manner
  • Monitoring team velocity and identifying areas for improvement
  • Delegating appropriate work to other team members to ensure continued productivity
  • Unblocking team members by providing input or finding the appropriate resources for them
  • Identifying possible security risks and reacting as required
  • Coding as required

What we are looking for:

  • Experience mentoring other developers
  • Drive to continuously improve both your technical and interpersonal skills
  • Deep understanding of OO languages and best practices
  • Experience writing appropriate tests
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to take a project through its entire lifecycle
  • A strong problem solver who knows when to help or seek help

Preferred skills:

  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Knowledge of secure development practices
  • Deep & up to date understanding of PHP/Symfony
  • Experience working with a front end framework such as Vue.js
  • Strong relational database knowledge
  • Experience using Docker
  • Exposure to AWS services and using them in projects.

What you get in return:

  • Salary: £40,000-£60,000 depending on experience
  • 30 days holiday a year
  • Opportunity to buy 5 extra holiday days
  • High spec workstation, multiple monitors & your choice of OS
  • Currently working from home
  • Office with strong transport links & free parking
  • Training budget
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company social events 
  • Life assurance scheme which includes remote GP appointments, mental health support, physiotherapy and employee assistance
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Pension plan

“Here at PODFather we try to create a working environment that allows employees to develop and grow.  It’s important to us that all staff are both supported well, but also challenged, so that no two days are the same, and that the opportunity is there to try new things and learn new skills.”

Colin McCreadie, Managing Director, PODFather 

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