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Lead Software Developer - Remote

Job Description

Are you a Lead Software Developer looking for an exciting opportunity with a unique and prospective tech start-up based in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre?

As the Lead Software Developer, with scope to develop into a CTO role, you will join a highly supportive, knowledgeable and collaborative team who work with cutting edge, emerging technologies.


Your new employer

You will be joining a fresh, fast-paced tech start-up, led by an experienced software and AI entrepreneur who has seen significant success in this space previously, having built and sold 2 previous businesses. Your new employer has remarkable breadth and depth of experience in scaling up and running tech start-ups from inception to acquisition.

You would be joining a team of driven, like-minded individuals who all have a passion to contribute their ideas to an exciting and valuable project within the thriving technology sector. Working side by side with but also benefitting from the mentorship and leadership of the CEO, you will be provided with a space to thrive and flourish as a developer, without some of the standard corporate constraints faced in larger organisations.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking to get into a company in the early stages and play an integral part in product development and growth.


Responsibilities as the Software Developer

As the lead software developer, you will use AWS Amplify Studio, Figma and the React framework to develop an online application and associated mobile app which has a global reach, handling multiple languages, online payments, email and push messaging, data aggregation, video creation and delivery, web scraping, etc. as well as using ML (Machine Learning).

We need someone that lives and breathes programming. You need to have solid experience as a back-end developer, preferably in a fast-paced environment where you had to meet tight deadlines, collaborate successfully and really relished the intellectual and problem-solving challenge of your role. You will be working in an agile environment that will facilitate the production of your best work. Some solid knowledge of front-end development will put you at a massive advantage in this role, as understanding the look, feel and functionality requirements will be significantly more productive and conducive to success in your back-end development.


Essential skills

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in backend software development
  • Proficient with Javascript-based frameworks (React experience preferred)
  • Knowledge of Figma
  • Solid experience using CSS


Desirable skills

  • Prior experience developing using AWS platform
  • AWS certified Developer
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience as team lead or head of development team.
  • A degree in a related field (software engineering, AI, data analytics etc.)


Apply now!

Please send us an up-to-date copy of your CV. Candidates will be required to provide proof of right-to-work eligibility and up-to-date contact details for at least 2 references.

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