Engineering Team Lead


Full time

£40,000 to £66,000

Engineering Team Lead

Why you’ll love it here at Podfather

What started as a technical dream at the turn of the millennium has grown into a multimillion-pound business developing and delivering clever software solutions to logistics and construction companies around the UK and Europe.  

We are a business that puts our team first – culture, wellbeing, flexible working, and supported career development are at the heart of everything we do.  Add to that our generous package, a fantastic client list and an amazing team of people there is a lot for us to be proud of.

What you’ll be doing:

You will be leading a team of Software Engineers (junior through to senior), making sure that their tasks are well planned and well communicated and that any identified blockers are removed/raised as required. 

This role will involve:

  • Managing the daily running of a team of engineers in an Agile manner
  • Actively mentoring all team members in a positive manner
  • Ensuring that the team is producing high quality, functioning and secure code
  • Monitoring team velocity and identify areas that are blocking improvement
  • Delegating appropriate work to other team members in order to ensure the smooth running of the team
  • Unblocking team members by providing input or finding the appropriate resources for them 
  • Working with the Product and Customer Success Teams to prioritise and schedule work for your team
  • Providing Sprint updates and reports
  • Some coding as required
  • Identifying possible security risks and report/assessing as required

What we’re looking for:

  • The drive to continuously improve both your technical and interpersonal skills
  • Experience mentoring other engineers
  • Deep understanding of languages and best practices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to take a project through its entire lifecycle from start to end
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • The ability to guide a team of engineers through a significant change or in a crisis situation

Staff benefits

Salary: £40k to £66k depending on experience

30 days holiday a year, with an extra day for every year worked

Opportunity to buy 5 extra holiday days and/or sell back unused holiday

High spec workstation, multiple monitors, and your choice of operating system

Thorough onboarding and training support

A commitment to your development through an individual training budget

A flexible working employer. After onboarding: work where’s best for you - home, office, hybrid, remote

A great office working environment – drinks, ice cream and snacks

Company social events, virtual and in person

Office with strong transport links, dedicated free parking, secure bike storage, showers, onsite cafe and onsite electric car chargers

Life assurance scheme which includes remote GP appointments, mental health support, physiotherapy, and employee assistance

Bike to work scheme

Generous pension plan

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