Iglu.com is the largest independent online travel business specialising in cruise (iglucruise.com and planetcruise.com) and ski (igluski.com) holidays.
About the Role:
We’re looking for an experienced Lead Engineer to lead the Cruise Web Search and Landing product team and play a crucial role in shaping the technical direction of our web presence. You will be a key person in the Technology team, managing a small team of developers, within an IT department of 6 product teams. You will be supported by an experienced Product Manager as well as a Head of Engineering to ensure we are building the right experiences to delight our customers with the right tech choices.
You will be responsible for overseeing the entire software development lifecycle, from project initiation to delivery, and ensuring that our software solutions are robust, scalable, and meet the highest quality standards. We have big plans as a business and technology will be at the heart of it. If you are passionate about technology, possess strong leadership skills, and thrive in a collaborative environment, we want to hear from you.
Tech at Iglu:
- We work in an Agile way but let teams decide how to operate within those boundaries
- We are happy with remote and office working
- We are pragmatic about what technologies we use but always are evaluating new tools/languages/frameworks
- We are passionate about Infrastructure as code and AWS is our platform of choice
- We believe in autonomy and responsibility to sit in the teams that are building and deploying the software.
- Small frequent deployments are what we strive for
Technical Leadership: Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and support to a team of developers. Set coding standards and best practices, and ensure adherence to them.
Project Management: Lead and manage the full software development lifecycle, including project planning, task assignment, and coordination among team members.
Architectural Design: Collaborate with stakeholders to design and architect software solutions that meet business requirements and are scalable, efficient, and maintainable.
Coding and Development: Write clean, efficient, and well-documented code. Participate in hands-on development as needed, contributing to critical parts of the project.
Quality Assurance: Establish and enforce quality assurance and testing processes to ensure the delivery of high-quality software. Perform code reviews and oversee testing efforts.
Technical Innovation: Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies. Recommend and implement new technologies and tools to improve development processes.
Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and QA engineers, to ensure successful project delivery.
Troubleshooting: Investigate and resolve technical issues and challenges, providing timely solutions to keep projects on track.
Experience / Qualifications:
Experience designing and developing highly available and scalable distributed solutions ideally ecommerce.
- Previous leadership or team management experience.
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Strong leadership and project management skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience leading and mentoring a team of software developers
- Extensive experience of C#, MVC and SQL (.net framework and .net core)
- Experience leading a team using agile methodologies
- Experience working closely with Stakeholders and wider business
- Experience with AWS (or other cloud technologies)
- Experience with distributed caching
- Experience with search technologies
- Exposure to TeamCity, Octopus and Bitbucket Pipelines