Technical Lead - TypeScript/AWS at Distributed, Remote, 3-6 Months, £Freelance Rate

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  • London, UK
  • Feb 05, 2024
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Contract Description

Technical Lead TypeScript AWS

Remote - Global

29th March 2024


Who are we?


We're a software development company building the world's Elastic Workforce, reinventing work and challenging the assumption that a local team the best team.

We help businesses deliver technical projects better than ever before through our platform and on-demand Elastic Teams.

What's in it for you? Our mission is to create freelance jobs with more benefits than permanent.

Want to know more? read: https://distributed.co/about

About this role

Our Enterprise Digital team is responsible for building integrated, scalable, and robust enterprise journeys. We are currently looking for a polyglot Engineering Manager with proven experience in designing, architecting, and implementing robust and durable solutions, especially in the cloud, preferably at scale.

You'll be joining the Platforms team within Enterprise Digital and be responsible for our PaaS (Platform as a Service) squad whose goal is to make life for the development teams in other parts of the business easier by providing a set of low friction, fully managed cloud capabilities and abstracting these complexities away from the developer – allowing them to focus on code and not infrastructure.

As a polyglot and hands-on Engineering Manager, your code will lead by example and your teams will look up to you for strategic and technical leadership. You will be a confident solutions designer, able to communicate complex ideas clearly at various levels of the organization and skilled in working with multi-skilled teams to come up with workable solutions.

Your Responsibilities

  • Be a consultant for multiple teams, your deep hands-on experience with multiple development approaches, patterns, and architectures means that you can advise both external teams and your team as to the best way to implement a solution

  • Lead, grow and hire a team of engineers that develop best-in-breed tooling capabilities that allow developers to go from idea to production in 12 minutes or less

  • Create and Lead strategy for a roadmap that caters to the needs of the business and developers

  • Remove manual implementation from workflows and look to automate as much as possible

  • Provide mentorship and career support for the members of your teams - maximising their potential

  • Agile champion for your teams, taking pride in a metrics-based organisation that looks to continually improve itself

About You

We’re looking for passionate technologists who enjoy working in collaborative agile teams. You’ll need to be a clear, concise & engaging communicator with people on your team. We enjoy the big picture and the detail; we want people who excel at both.

  • Hands-on software engineering experience delivering and managing software in production in a commercial setting, ideally in enterprise environments

  • Highly experienced in building software products in Typescript

  • Experience in a team leadership position where you were responsible for career growth and mentorship of team members

  • Experience with agile systems development methodologies

  • Experience with cloud computing on AWS

  • Passion for automation with a reluctance for manual implementation

  • Bonus is experience with tools such as:

    • CI/CD - Gitlab, Jenkins
      IaaC - Pulumi, Terraform

    • APM - Dynatrace

    • Programming - Java/Spring

About us

Distributed is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Employees and contractors, as well as prospective employees and contractors, will all be treated equally and fairly. Distributed is committed to ensuring no less favourable treatment is experienced by any current or prospective employee because of any of the protected characteristics under the UK Equality Act 2010 or equivalent local equality legislation.

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