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Technical Lead Developer

You will be working for Ten Group as Technical Lead Developer

The biggest opportunities for us are being driven by digital - how we grow, manage our clientele and deliver our services. We are already online and mobile but it is early stage and we can do so much more from a successful base. Where we have launched digital we have already seen half of our activity migrate online. We have agreed plans to launch our digital platform to large numbers of the most valuable customers of many more of the world’s top premium brands.

Our digital offering already covers travel, dining, ticketing and retail - giving our clients access, pricing and expertise that is not available to the public anywhere else. Over the next 12 - 24 months we are taking this global, whilst maintaining our premium positioning and developing further strategic partnerships to embed our ever-improving digital services into our client’s daily lives. We are searching for a Technical Lead Developer role to build a new internal team to work in tandem with our (external) software partner.

Please have a look at the following video which explains the digital service in more detail (albeit it is a little dated) https://vimeo.com/142117052.

The Role

We’ve spent the last two years building a digital platform to power our online concierge service, working to serve high net worth members on behalf of financial institutions, luxury brands, and companies that place a premium on delivering excellent customer service.

We work globally and investing significantly in technology whilst embarking on a journey to being a product led organisation with technology at its heart. We have made significant programming and infrastructural advances in the past two years, and now have a solid base and foundation to work from. As a result, Ten’s digital platform is the first of its kind in the lifestyle sector.

This role will focus on building: teams (hiring talent to work under you); code (more about that below); and product growth (you’ll be a crucial running mate for our Managing Director). You will do this whilst working in partnership with the software agency we've worked with to build our digital products to date.

Amongst others, our stack comprises:

  • Python
  • Django
  • Django CMS
  • Redis
  • Postgres
  • BizTalk
  • boto

You may not be a Python expert, but you will have extensive experience with SOLID development principles. We use Python (and Django) because it’s easy and quick to build useful, functional and beautiful services and applications in. We understand that there sometimes is only one way to really hit the brief and – at other times – flexibility is key.

As Lead Developer, you should be able to put in place a team of specialists, which will enable you to deliver a pragmatic approach to solutions. You’ll work closely with the Managing Director (Product & Digital) to make these calls, enabling us to design feature-rich software that truly meets our users’ needs.

It goes without saying: you’ll create new, maintain existing, and qualify pre-production and production environments and you / your team will be tasked with managing – and documenting – the technical requirements for the project in collaboration with the Senior Product Manager.

You’ll be a good fit for the challenge ahead if:

  • You enjoy wearing many hats – Lead Developer / Systems Architect / DevOps / Mentor.
  • You’re excited by joining as (Internal) Developer #1 and working with us to grow a full tech capability inside – and core to – our whole organisation. The entrepreneurial and hungry absolutely may apply.
  • You want to build, lead, and motivate a team of developers.
  • You are open, inclusive and collaborative. We’re building a new team of developers, designers, strategists, data experts, and operationally experienced colleagues. We’ll all work together.
  • You can show us commits in Git, talk us through live projects, and point us in the direction of things you’ve tried (whether they’ve worked or not).
  • You’ll enjoy contributing to functional and technical design.
  • You have a solid computer science degree.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a true full stack developer; comfortable with switching between complex layers, and a genuine interest in all software technologies.
  • Has experience of building high transaction, multitenant applications.
  • Is naturally curious about the world and likes to ask 'why?'
  • Is passionate about setting high standards code, and shipping quality software.
  • Is inspiring to work for, as the plan is to build and lead a team.
  • Is equally comfortable discussing vision and finer details.
  • Is able to lead non-developers through the product development process.
  • Wants to keep learning – there’ll be significant opportunity to get deeper in, and closer to, strategy.
  • Is up for the challenge that is integration, legacy systems, and multi-stakeholder builds.
  • Likes to communicate – in real life, and not just in Slack – and is happy to work with clients too.

Remuneration and Benefits

  • A competitive salary.
  • Access to lots of great travel and entertainment discounts.
  • A full month off every 5 years.
  • The opportunity for real career development. All staff are encouraged to incorporate their aspirations and interests into their career.

The environment is modern, friendly & vibrant and everybody who joins Ten has the opportunity to develop a rewarding career within an organisation, which is widely considered to be one of the best in the business.

NB. The Lead Developer will report to the Managing Director (Product & Digital) and be based in Ten’s London office, on Euston Road.

The Company

Why work for us:

The environment is modern, friendly & vibrant and everybody who joins Ten has the opportunity to develop a rewarding career within an organisation, which is widely considered to be one of the best in the business.

Remuneration and Benefits

  • A competitive salary.
  • Access to lots of great travel and entertainment discounts.
  • A full month off every 5 years.
  • The opportunity for real career development. All staff are encouraged to incorporate their aspirations and interests into their career.

About us:

Ten is the global leader in the highest quality lifestyle and travel concierge services. We are profitable, with revenues of £30+ million and are growing at over 40% pa, led by the UK (our home market), and our 17 strong global office network. Two million wealthy people currently use our services through corporate schemes and our private membership network. We have the model, team, platform, investment and ambitions to become the world’s largest and most trusted service.

The Job

Team/Dept:

Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: no

Level of experience required:

Salary/package: Very competitive salary

Location

This job is located in London , United Kingdom

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