Tech Lead

London
Engineering
Full-time
About DueDil

DueDil is a predictive company intelligence platform building the world’s most complete source of information on companies and the people behind them. We use proprietary matching technology to link billions of company data points from authoritative sources, providing unique insight through its Business Information Graph. Our powerful API and web platform provide our clients with the data and tools to target, assess and on-board SMEs at scale. 

In the last three years, DueDil has grown 80%+ year-on-year. We have also expanded our client base to more than 400 clients across the Financial Services, FinTech, and Technology sectors, including notable brands such as Santander, Transferwise and Growth Street.

Our Values

We’re driven by three core values. The characteristics that define the members of our team are gritauthenticity and team spirit. These values factor into the way we hire, promote and reward every member of our team. Simply, we’re looking for ambitious people who take ownership and responsibility - we have loads of opportunities for both!

The Role

DueDil is looking for an experienced technical lead with a passion for leading by example and facilitating high performers / high potential individuals. You will lead our Site team with collaborative ownership of DueDil's enterprise platform and API products. The goal of the team is to:

Build high quality end-to-end web solutions. These deliver new insights and datasets for users of DueDil’s platform. This work is critical for achieving DueDil's vision and will involve close collaboration with our Product and Design team.
Maintain and extend a range of micro-services that back our products. Choosing appropriate technologies and architectures to ensure these products are performant and capable of scaling.

As an Experienced Leader we are looking for

    • At least 5 years commercial experience.
    • A proven track record in managing and leading an Agile engineering team to success.
    • Comfortable leading team members with different skill sets and technical areas of focus.
    • Consistency in providing a effective framework for success
    • Running agile ceremonies - Sprint planning, Backlog Grooming, Retrospectives, Daily stand-ups.
    • Managing projects and timely delivery.
    • Being proactive resolution of impediments to delivery.
    • Fostering team alignment and commitment.
    • Seeking to reward and recognise great work.
    • Holding regular 1:1s with direct reports.
    • A passion for identifying and driving forward technical improvements.
    • Effective delegation
    • Familiarity with coaching is a plus

As a hands on Engineer we are looking for

    • Proven track record building modern web applications.
    • Expert knowledge in PHP and OO development.
    • Deep understanding of a PHP Framework such as Symfony.
    • Strong experience in writing testable, modular and extensible BE and code.
    • A keen eye for detail and passion working with huge amounts of data and a user-centric approach to feature delivery.
    • Familiarity on the DOM (HTML5/CSS/Javascript)
    • Familiarity with Unix systems, common command line tools e.g. grep and source control tools e.g. git
    • Familiarity of JavaScript and modern FE frameworks such as Webpack, react and redux a plus
    • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes and GCP a plus
    • Experience in designing for optimal UI/UX a plus
    • Experience building RESTful APIs with OpenAPI / Swagger specification a plus
    • Familiarity working within an Agile SCRUM team a plus

Our Tech Stack

    • Symfony PHP Framework
    • Frontend technologies - React, Redux, Webpack
    • GraphQL - This is DueDil's unified data access layer written in PHP. This is backed by a number of upstream data stores - ElasticSearch, PostgreSQL, Kafka and on-demand external APIs.
    • Microservices - Node, Python, PHP, etc
    • Microservices backed by Docker, K8s, GCP, AWS

What DueDil can offer you

    • The opportunity to work for a dynamic disruptor in the data market. We challenge our staff to be innovative and encourage outside-the-box thinking.
    • Competitive base salary.
    • Training and development - you will have your own personal development budget, which can be put towards courses, conferences, classes, and more.
    • 32 days holiday per year including bank and public holidays along with a Christmas and New Year's break. 
    • Bike to work scheme. 
    • Pension scheme.
    • Optional childcare vouchers. 
    • Unlimited free tea and coffee in the office. 
    • Free lunch Fridays and regular beer o’clock. Friday lunch is one of the perks we enjoy the most, and take very seriously!
    • Regular team and company events in and out of the office. 
    • Super cool office based in Moorgate.