Technical lead job vacancy in Norwich

technical lead

ApplinSkinner are on the look out for a technical lead to champion our procedures, build relationships with clients and support our most complex projects.

Responsibilities of the technical lead:

  • Translate client objectives into technical specifications
  • Work the project management team to smooth running development tasks
  • ‘Hands on’ development for both front and backend tasks
  • Champion our internal development processes
  • Work with senior management to develop the skills and happiness of your team

What we need from you:

  • A leader wants to take responsibility for a team and their output
  • Good business acumen
  • Good communicator that is happy to be involved in client meetings
  • HTML5
  • CSS including Preprocessors such as Sass and Less
  • Javascript and jQuery, knowledge of React and/or AngularJS highly desirable
  • Knowledge of version control systems such as git, Mercurial
  • Can reproduce designs to a pixel perfect standard
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines

We like knowledge or experience of:

  • Configuring and using frontend technologies such as Webpack, Babel and gulp
  • JavaScript (including the latest ECMAScript standards, jQuery, React, Vue)
  • PHP (WordPress, Laravel, Statamic, SilverStripe, PrestaShop, Symfony, Magento)
  • Docker (Rancher would be a bonus)
  • Using git
  • Relational databases (MySQL/MariaDB, Microsoft SQL)
  • System administration for Linux-based servers (Red Hat/CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu)
  • Problem solving in development and production environments

Bonus points for:

  • Go and C# knowledge
  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • Experience with tracing and profiling (Zipkin, Kafka, xdebug)
  • Experience with analytics and monitoring (Grafana, Kibana)
  • Knowledge of key-value databases (Redis, LevelDB, RocksDB)
  • Knowledge of document databases (Couchbase)
  • Knowledge of microservices and RPC (protobufs/gRPC, Apache Thrift)
  • Experience with system administration for Windows-based servers

What we can offer you:

  • A great remuneration package with equity options
  • The autonomy to shape a development team as you see fit
  • Flexible holiday allowance. A minimum of 28 days (including bank holidays), with additional days available on request depending on project commitments
  • Additional time off at Christmas when office is closed (this depends on which day Christmas falls)
  • Flexitime: We believe your job should fit around your life
  • Optional two days per week work from home
  • Open-plan dog-friendly office including starter pack of 1 office dog
  • Annual training budget: We’ll help you develop professionally
  • Nice clients (honestly!)
  • A great team of designers, developers and other marketers to work with and learn from


A little bit more about us:

ApplinSkinner are a team based in Seymour House, Norwich and we specialise in helping businesses grow and evolve by taking advantage of digital technologies. It is our belief that to do a good job in 2018, that designers, developers and marketers all need to work together to build the best possible end product.

Apart from our Norwich base, we have a roster of clients from all over the world from Seattle to Brisbane and every year we’re actively involved in supporting local charities with either fund-raising or pro-bono work.

Day to day, we’re guided by a strong ethos around transparency and honesty; both internally with each other and importantly, our clients. This is central to our long-term vision and we find it makes life a lot less stressful!

If this sounds like you, please send a covering email and CV to [email protected]