Team Leader

We are looking for Development Team Leaders
to manage the developers of a sprint team ensuring
the team is resourced, well trained and engaged.

Brighton / Remote, UK
Key area:
Development Team
£55K-75K DOE
About the role

We are looking for 2, Back End focused, Development Team Leaders to join our team as we prepare to grow over the next 2 years.

At 15gifts a Development Team Leader manages the developers of a sprint team ensuring the team is properly resourced, well trained and engaged.

Development team leaders work with Product Managers and BA’s to ensure a sprint of work is achievable during planning and ultimately delivered. Ensuring events such as scope change, sickness and holidays are dealt with efficiently.

Development Team Leaders are also active members of the sprint team contributing to the sprint of work. We anticipate the split between development work and management tasks to be 80/20.

This position is ideal for a Senior Developer wanting to progress their career into Management or an existing Development Team Lead / Engineering Manager.

The person we’re looking for
  • 5+ years software development experience
  • Experience with either Perl, Node, Javascript or Typescript
  • Good Agile development understanding and experience
  • Knowledge of SOLID principles and the SDLC would be a plus
You’ll be responsible for

Leading a sprint team:

  • Line management of team members, including appraisals, one to ones and salary reviews
  • Recruitment, identifying the needs of the team and assisting with hires to support business demands
  • Provide training and mentoring to the sprint team as needed

Delivering projects:

  • Work closely with the Architecture team to discuss, design and deliver new initiatives, ideas, projects and partners
  • Take ownership of the technical aspects of a project: providing technical guidance and making technical decisions
  • Manage quality assurance by adhering to code standards, design principles and source code analysis tools through to the use of continuous integration, automated unit testing, deployment automation and code coverage tools
  • Design, develop, and test your own code where appropriate


You’ll be accountable for

  • Provide technical direction and guidance both internal and external to the team
  • Ensure that the sprint goals and tickets are realistic based on priority, resource, and the context of the sprint
  • Manage and support outsourced developers whilst monitoring their quality and throughput
  • Provide estimates and deliver software using SDLC
  • Advise on the allocation of tickets to developers, based on their experience, skillset, and/or personal development
  • Ensures adherence to code quality and security standards of all Devs in team
  • Provide support to Developers with their training and career progression
Application deadline: 29/06/2022
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