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Lead Software Engineer (PHP / Node)

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  • Location:

    Cardiff

  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £80,000

  • Contact:

    Ryan Harris

  • Email:

    ryan.harris@yolkrecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    07458163493

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    01 October 2022

Lead Software Engineer | Cardiff / Remote | Up to £80,000 | Fintech

Yolk Recruitment are working with an exciting product led fintech looking to bring their engineering team in house. They're searching an inspirational Lead Developer (PHP / Node) to join as their first internal technical hire.


The company are a well established start up operating within automotive finance. Their engineering has historically been outsourced however due to new investment & ambitious growth plans they're looking to bring it in house. As their first technical hire the Lead Engineer will work closely with the CTO to design & deliver improvements to the platform as well as build out a full engineering department capable of driving the ambitious growth plan forward. Their platform is currently built in PHP / Laravel with a long term ambition to move to JS (Node), therefore ideally the Lead Engineer will have good experience in PHP & Node.


This is an excellent opportunity to shape a market changing product as well as transition into a senior management / CTO level role.


They are based in Cardiff but the role can be mostly remote with occasional travel into the office when required.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Split time between delivering code and technical leadership

  • Lead technical discussions

  • Identify areas of improvement within a project

  • Input into project discussions, providing technical insight for product managers and designers

  • Mentor other developers

  • Manage technical roadmaps and technical debt

  • Team growth & development - build our internal team to effectively own our technical delivery capacity

Key Skills:

  • Experience leading & building complex software engineering teams

  • Programming in PHP / Laravel

  • Strong JavaScript (Node) would be highly beneficial

  • Exposure to cloud based development (AWS / Azure)

  • Agile / Scrum based development

Main Benefits:

  • Salary up to £80,000 (potentially higher for the right candidate)

  • Remote & flexible working options

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • Progression into senior leadership / CTO role

Got your attention?

If you believe that you have the skills and experience for the role – then please get in touch. We also offer a referral scheme for any candidates whose details are passed to us that we successfully place. If you have any further questions then please contact Ryan Harris at Yolk Recruitment.

*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying – then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.*

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