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Development Team Lead

Job Description

Why live and work in Malta?


What will you be doing?

As a Development Team Lead, you will be designing and building the core of our partner's company for the years to come. Their ever-growing in-house platform needs more expertise to deliver to our customers a cutting edge experience with unique features in their sector. They love the LEMP stack, but they are not limited to that, as they are always looking into new tech to broad their stack. You will be mainly responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing high-availability and scalable applications, surrounded by micro services and third-party APIs
  • Working on backend alongside with PHP, MySQL, LXC containers, Redis, Cassandra, GraphQL, Elasticsearch or Hadoop
  • Code frontend with the JS framework we love, Vue.js
  • Implement new features as well as maintaining and improving the existing functionality as well as performance
  • Together with other team members, draw out the big picture architectural vision of the product
  • Be responsible for establishing a shared team technical vision which is aligned with the product roadmap
  • Cooperating with the multiple teams and close the gap between stakeholders and developers, with ability to look at a problem and come up with practical solutions
  • Guide their passionate developers through coaching and mentoring and finding new opportunities to learn through the continuous delivery of value
  • Leading design discussions, retrospectives and empowering teams to find solutions to complex engineering challenges
  • Taking initiative, while aware of the accountability and leadership responsibility that comes with it
  • You will confront outstanding challenges even when it comes to supporting legacy systems
  • Reporting on the team's productivity and constantly grow and improve yourself and the team
  • Conduct design and code reviews within team to ensure that code meets our quality standards
  • Leading by example and ensure that all the department policies, processes and rules are followed


Who are you?

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent, plus a minimum of 4 - 5 years' experience in a software development position
  • You have leading experience which is a plus
  • You are a PHP superstar, but also have strong knowledge of MySQL, distributed revision-control tools and a modern JavaScript framework
  • Current colleagues would describe you as someone who has a strong background in architecting and developing complex systems
  • You have experience in fostering a culture of modern engineering practices and understand that a micro-service architecture is not all roses
  • Holds the ability to work independently and be team-oriented
  • Have excellent time management and prioritisation skills driven, proactive & enthusiastic with excellent written and verbal communication skills 


What we offer:

Apart from their vibrant and sunny offices, and rock-star teams here is what they offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • An annual fitness allowance
  • Flexible hours
  • Daily fresh fruit and breakfast Wednesdays
  • Health insurance
  • Relocation Package (1 way ticket to Malta + 2 weeks accommodation)
  • Quarterly company and team events
  • VIP tickets to many events and festivals showcasing world class DJ’s
  • Annual company trip abroad
  • Discount cards

Ref: 32712(F)


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