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Location: Remote Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £70000 - £110000
Sector: Back End   
Type: Permanent
Posted: 12/02/2021
Technical Lead Ronald James Group 2022-03-02

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Technical Lead to join a rapidly growing start-up for a company that has a Legal tech SaaS platform!

Legal tech is a rapidly developing sector, seeing significant and increasing attention, investment and innovation. It has had very encouraging early interest and sales, including multiple major law firms signed up to date and encouraging MRR and a strong pipeline.

This role will suit an existing tech lead looking for a change and opportunity to join an early-stage team and put their mark on an impressive and growing product. This could also be the ideal role for a senior developer looking to take the next step in their career to become a technical lead.

Role Will Include:
- Software development alongside the existing team (~60% of time)
- Mentoring/ managing the development team’s personal development (~30% of time)
- Product ownership - currently done by CEO, looking to hand over (~10% of time).

Responsibilities:
● Developing alongside the current team – i.e. delivering your own work.
● Product contribution and ownership – we are not afraid of letting our team own features from spec to delivery.
● Mentoring & managing the team – working with others to help them improve, including how best to understand challenges and improve solutions, improve code quality and testing/review procedures, etc.
● Improving code base – going forward (and retrospectively where appropriate).
● Support – running existing applications, upgrades, maintenance, etc.

Requirements:
● Strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails & Javascript
● General UX and UI experience – enough to make insightful contributions and keep in touch with current trends & best practice.
● Experience of ownership of full development life cycle of product features.
● Test Driven Development.
● Works and actively enjoys working in a team and supporting others.
● Good communicator.
● Experience in legal-/ fin-/ reg- tech is nice, but not necessar

Tech Stack:
● Ruby on Rails (5.2.6)
● Javascript (JQuery
● Monolith
● PostgreSQL database
● REST API
● AWS S3
● Hosted on Heroku.

The right candidate will be highly technically proficient, hands-on, energetic and be able to work in a fast-moving startup. If this sounds like the role for you, make sure you apply below!

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