Tech Lead job in Musselburgh at Information Apps Ta Criton

Tech Lead

Company: Information Apps t/a Criton

Location: Edinburgh UK

Date Posted:Apr 02, 2018

Criton is the first DIY app builder for the hospitality industry and the web-based CMS allows property owners, ranging from single vacation rental owners to big hotel chain owners to build their own mobile apps. We are aiming to become the leading aggregator of guest facing technology within the hospitality sector, across the globe. The team has already built a great product with our clients being able to build their own app but now the goal is to transform our app building product into something that can integrate seamlessly with hotels/serviced apartments and their current systems. Criton is growing extremely quickly, initially a team of 2, we are now a team of 18, with the development team sitting at 10 people. The team all come from very diverse backgrounds, experience and sectors including retail, property, exhibitions, tourism and the arts.New colleagues joined this month and we look to be up to 30 staff by the end of this year. We are based in Codebase, Edinburgh's best known tech incubator and offer a relaxed and trusting culture in collaborative working environment. You will get to build a bespoke app building tool, backed by our recent £5 million pound investment. Here at Criton we are offering industry standard salaries (not start up salaries) with benefits including Perkbox, salary sacrifice for holidays or child care vouchers etc. Pension with People's pension, free tea and coffee, regular staff events, flexible working. We really want people to be invested and be part of the journey, your ideas will be listened to, taken on board and implemented into the projects, giving you a sense of ownership and achievement.On top of being able to provide their guests with valuable information to enhance the quality of their stay, accommodation owners want Criton to integrate with their existing systems (e.g. booking systems, Property Management Systems, heating, lighting and air conditioning systems, housekeeping etc.) to provide a more integrated guest experience.Your role will mainly involve working in close collaboration with the Product Manager on researching and mapping out integrations opportunities. You will be taking the lead on the implementation of those integrations within Criton.We see the Integrations squad being integral to our success.Day to day activities will involve:Managing a team small team of Python DevelopersAlongside our Product Manager, will involve a lot of research initially as we scope out how we can work our way into these hotel systems and map out the timescales that it will take to actually do it.Implementing user/tech stories through clean, maintainable codePlanning the refinement of user/tech stories (discussing design, technical feasibility, scope etc.)Planning the estimation, prioritisation, and planning of tasks from the squad’s backlogEnsuring the squad’s work towards agile best practice/methodologiesYou will also work closely with myself as we recruit further developers for the squad too.Our Technology Stack:Python frameworks (e.g. Flask, Django)Database technologies - MySQL, PostgreSQL, ORMs (SQLAlchemy)Desirable technical experience/skills includes:RESTful APIs - design, implementation and documentationExperience with CI/CD tools (experience with Fastlane is a big plus!)Writing automated tests, Test-driven developmentVersion control - Git, Bitbucket or GithubExperience in a similar back-end software development/DevOps role is essentialFamiliar with one or more of the following languages/technologies/frameworks: HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, jQuery, Angular, Apache Cordova, Ionic, Android application development, iOS application development, Zend Framework, Docker, AWS, FastlaneLinux/UnixComputer securityApacheProactive and versatileAbility to work collaboratively with the rest of the product development team to discuss and define requirementsWillingness to take ownership and be accountable for your own work and the out put of the teamAbility and willingness to continuously keep up-to-date with latest technologies and rapidly learn innovative technologiesStrive for engineering excellence – write scalable, maintainable, efficient, and beautiful codeIf you are interested in working for a start up where you will have a large say in the direction of the project and product, this is the role for you. Please also consider that you may not need to tick all the boxes on experience. We would be interested to hear from Senior Developers or a Team/Tech Leads even if you do not match the tech stack but feel you could pick things up quickly. If would like to apply please write stating why the role is of interest, any notice period and with your salary expectations and your CV. View full job description
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