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Tech Lead

Location London, United Kingdom
Posted 06-October-2021

Motorway is the UK's fastest-growing used car marketplace - our online-only platform connects private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal.

Founded in 2017, our innovative, technology-led approach has redefined the experience of selling a car, generating thousands of monthly car sales and helping us to grow to a team of over 200 across 3 locations. Motorway is backed by some of the world's leading technology investors, having recently raised 48m in Series B funding from Index Ventures, BMW iVentures and others.

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing scale-up at a crucial phase of growth, build amazing products with a high degree of influence, and help change an industry for the better.

About the role:

Are you looking to help lead a multidisciplinary team of Back End JavaScript, Front End JavaScript and QA Engineers? As a Tech Lead at Motorway you'll act as a hands on, senior software engineer, working closely with your team to build features that are transforming an industry.

Motorway is growing its technology team and business, and as part of our growth we're now looking to hire Tech Leads to help lead our Engineering Squads. We're currently a microservices environment, hosted and deployed in Heroku (almost fully moved to AWS), using a CI/CD pipeline.


Overall responsible for the architecture, design, code quality, platform stability and resilience of the features your team produces - you don't do it all, you work with your team to make it happen!Take architectural ownership Work with your team to scope complex tasks and projects, working closer with the Product Manager to break them down into smaller, tangible tasks and storiesMentor and help grow other engineersPartner with your Product Manager and Engineering Manager to help with decisions around prioritisation, work division, goal setting and tech debtDevelop new features - at least 50% of your time, preferably 70% should be writing new featuresEngineer a better code base with your teamBe part of an 8-10 person agile, cross functional, Engineering SquadHelp evolve development standards and processesModel the behaviour you want to see in the team Requirements: Significant commercial experience working in JavaScript, with a focus in either node.js or React, and experience in Vue, Express or Sequelize (as a guide, multiple projects over 5+ years)Strong commercial experience working with web apps, website and APIs in a production environmentExperience of agile software development practices and working collaboratively in a team environmentExperience working with relational databases and NoSQL databases, including complex queries and performance optimizationEnjoy helping other Engineers become better EngineersBe hands-on with development teams, you'll understand what good code looks like and see the bigger picture, taking architecture into consideration with a DevSecOps mindsetPrevious experience working in a company scaling up is useful, but not essentialPrevious experience in leading a team is useful, but not essential -

A competitive salary.

Significant stock options - we succeed and fail together as a team - we want you to be included in our success

500 annual learning budget with access to General Assembly courses, an Audible subscription and hundreds of books and online lessons.

BUPA health insurance.

Pension scheme.

Motorway car leasing scheme - lease a zero-emissions electric vehicle at a significant discount

Enhanced maternity/paternity leave.

Flexible working (approximately 2-3 days in the office a week) with the option to work fully remote for a month per year.

Top spec M1 MacBook Pro and accessories.

Regular social events.

Cycle to work scheme.

The chance to join a rapidly growing, revenue-generating startup and build products that will change an industry.

The chance to work with the latest and greatest technologies, free from Legacy systems and red tape.

If you're into cars, opportunities to work with vehicle data and learn about the automotive industry. We also have some fun, car-related activities (as well as non-car fun too!)

HR Call1st Interview with Eng. Team (Live coding task)Final Interview with Director of EngineeringNode.js, JavaScript, AWS, ReactNode.js, JavaScript, ExpressJS

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