Development Team Leader / CTO Designate

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Cyclr is growing and we are seeking to recruit an experienced individual to lead our Development team. The role will report to our Founder, Philip Bryan, and the right candidate will have the opportunity to take on full CTO responsibilities in the next 12-24 months as Philip will increasingly focus on Customer Success and Product Management.

With at least 10 years of relevant development experience under your belt, a good proportion of which has been managing teams directly, you will be ready for your next move. 

Our team is small but highly efficient and Cyclr is growing fast. You will be joining our business at a formative stage and will have an opportunity to influence our development direction and growth.  

You will be formally allocated to one of our offices in East Croydon, Brighton or Eastbourne. Location will however be flexible (homeworking is acceptable) although you should expect to travel at least once a week to one of the offices for in-person team meetings.

Working hours are intended to be 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday but you will be trusted to structure your working hours as appropriate – as long as the needs of the business are met. 

As this is a critical team role, for the right person, there will also be potential to participate in the company equity scheme after an initial probationary period. 

Overview 

Cyclr develops a powerful SaaS integration toolkit for SaaS companies. With Cyclr clients can quickly create, manage and deliver an amplified suite of integrations from within their own application. 

You’re technical but you’re also a skilled communicator 

We believe that the real art to software is not just in the code itself, but understanding the user journey and the ‘real-life’ commercial application of the code. Our software platform is of critical importance to the clients that adopt it, to the extent that we view them as partners of our business. You will need to develop a good understanding of not only the technical benefits of Cyclr, but also the commercial and operational benefits it can bring to bear.

You’re a team player 

Our team work across multiple locations. As a result, we live in Slack and video chat to plan, organise, report, test, and generally ensure the smooth progress of projects. As an organisation we are flexible employers and your development team will be spread across multiple locations and/or homeworking. You will need to be confident in managing remote teams. 

You will have overall responsibility for working with the Senior personnel that currently lead the following teams: 

  • Platform Development 
  • Connector Development 
  • UI/UX 
  • Dev Ops 
  • Security 
  • QA 

 

We’re a young but growing business 

It will be exciting, things will evolve quickly, and you will get experience working on diverse projects. You will learn a lot and be able to have a meaningful impact on where Cyclr is heading. You will be helping to establish the foundations of a very large company. 

You will need to understand Cyclr’s full capabilities and its significance in the wider market. Conversations with users, partners, and colleagues, could lead to radical changes to features. We value ideas and initiative above all else: we expect everyone to be on the pulse of the technology we are integrating.  

Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for recruiting, managing, objective and target setting, coaching and performance monitoring of your team 
  • Leading the teams for which you are responsible and taking responsibility for delivery of cross-functional project plans 
  • Setting and management of sprint processes 
  • Managing, and further developing, our overall development processes and team structures 
  • Managing, and further developing, our security processes 
  • Managing, and further developing, disaster recovery and critical issue processes
  • Ensuring compliance standards are met and exceeded (SOC2, GDPR and ISO)
  • Working closely with sales and implementation teams to ensure the very best client experience 

Required skills 

  • At least 3+ years of demonstrable technical team management expertise
  • Experience in the design of scalable architectures. 
  • Development experience in C# / ASP.NET or another OOP language, ideally demonstrated in the workplace. 
  • Strong JavaScript skills and knowledge of front-end web frameworks.
  • Experience of working with REST, SOAP and GraphQL APIs. 
  • Expertise in SQL databases and ORM software, e.g. Entity Framework and Hibernate. 
  • Expertise in design patterns particularly MVC. 
  • Software engineering processes, such as version control, TDD, automated build and release, etc. 
  • A ‘roll your sleeves up’ attitude 
  • Communication for client facing work 

Desirable skills 

  • Knowledge of agile software development 
  • Knowledge of ElasticSearch 
  • Knowledge of message broker software such as RabbitMQ 
  • Knowledge of load balancers such as Nginx 
  • Linux/Windows server configuration and management 
  • Knowledge of cloud services/environments such as AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes 
  • Knowledge of .NET Core 

Location 

You will be formally allocated to one of our offices in East Croydon, Brighton or Eastbourne. Location will however be flexible (homeworking is acceptable) although you should expect to travel at least once a week to one of the offices for in-person team meetings.

Working hours are intended to be 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday. Flexibility may occasionally be required (during the working week) to liaise with international clients and you will be trusted to structure your working hours as appropriate – as long as the needs of the business are met. 

Salary 

Based on experience. 

Benefits 

Pension: Statutory pension contribution 

Holidays: Flexible holidays with prior agreement with your manager 

Options: The company operates an EMI option scheme and, although not contractual, the right candidate will be invited to join the scheme subject to performance


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