Full Stack Team LeadVivacity Labs

Old Street, London 12-05-2023
We are looking for a fantastic Software Team Lead to help us build a new operating system for cities, solving congestion, prioritising cyclists, and eliminating accidents. Salary: £65,000-£85,000. Reporting to: Martin Hale, Head of Production Engineering. Location: primarily based in our London Office, with flexible working and ability to WFH several days each week.

About us

At Vivacity, we make cities smarter, safer and more sustainable. Our AI sensors gather real-time anonymous data on transport modes, traffic flow and travel patterns, supporting strategic decisions to improve the transport network. Our ‘Smart Junctions’ traffic light technology uses reinforcement learning to reduce congestion, promote active travel, and improve safety.
Our work makes a real difference to real people. All our solutions are community-centric, using ‘privacy by design’ principles. Our ultimate goal is to make the European vision of a Smart City - one which makes the city work effectively, for the community.
We are innovators in our field and have a strong, open and friendly culture that supports those looking for opportunity, challenge and autonomy.

About the role

The Cloud team is a full-stack production engineering team that builds the applications and services that process, store, serve, and visualise the wide range of data captured by our IoT sensor estate, helping clients derive city-changing insights.
You will lead a 4 person team of engineers, working with modern languages and frameworks including Typescript, React, and Go, and building on top of cutting-edge cloud technology such as Kubernetes, Kafka and TimescaleDB.

About you
You are an experienced software engineering team leader with strong technical, people, and communication skills. You must be familiar with modern software development methodologies and comfortable working in an agile environment. You are an empathetic leader who is skilled at getting the best out of your team members.

Your day-to-day tasks will include:

    • Building a world-class team through mentoring, training, and challenging your team members
    • Effectively planning work and removing any blockers to enable your team to deliver high-quality and timely work
    • Collaborating with other engineering and product teams
    • Taking part in architecting and designing scalable, production-ready, software solutions
    • Leading the technical vision and strategy for your team and products
    • Contributing to hands-on software development as part of the team

Requirements for the role:

    • Experience leading software teams
    • Experience building complex software products
    • Excellent communication skills and experience interacting with multiple stakeholders
    • A strong record of software development experience, including experience with modern front-end web development technologies

The following would further strengthen an application:

    • Experience working with big data and data dashboards/visualisations
    • Experience working with Go
    • Knowledge of event-driven and/or microservice architectures
    • A passion for transport, urbanism, mobility, local democracy or sustainable transport systems
    • Experience working in a fast-paced scale-up environment
    • A good understanding of QA processes and a drive to deliver an excellent user experience

What we offer:

    • 25 days of holiday
    • Flexible working hours and work from home
    • Up to 30 days per year work from abroad
    • Up to 3 flexible bank holiday days
    • 3% employer pension contribution
    • £200 total working from home budget
    • £850 per year learning and development budget
    • Enhanced parental leave
    • Up to 3 ‘childcare’ or ‘dependant’ days per year
    • Mental health support through Spill
    • Discounted gym memberships through GymFlex
    • £50 per person per quarter team social budget
    • Additional entertainment budget and company parties
    • Office food and drinks
    • Optional Bupa healthcare and dental care through salary deduction
    • Eye care vouchers
    • Seasonal Flu jabs
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Payroll giving through salary sacrifice
You don't need to have done all of these things before, but to excel in this role you will need to be keen to learn and comfortable working in a dynamic, fast paced environment. If you're close to what we're looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable and passion goes a long way.

We offer flexible working policies and a benefits package that includes a personal development budget, cycle to work scheme, and regular, varied events. This is an exciting opportunity to take an active part in shaping the future of an energetic company dedicated to revolutionising the way our cities work.

Applications are now closed