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Development Team Lead

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Development Team Lead

Posted about 1 month ago

Development Team Lead


Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!

Our core value of Love work, Love life has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day, to help us achieve 2 million users of the Access Workspace platform.

Are you ready for the challenge?


 What are we all about?

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more.

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 35,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive.


About you:

You are an enthusiastic, capable, and imaginative individual with a passion for technology and looking to expand your career in a fast-paced dynamic company. You have a desire to lead a constantly evolving high performing team, and be responsible for the full development lifecycle of new product functionality utilising latest agile best practises. You are an excellent multi-tasker, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and proactively adjust plans according to business needs. You are seeking to be exposed to a wide variety of technology to help you grow and evolve your skillset.





Day-to-day, you will:

  • Lead a small high performing cross-functional team delivering a variety of HR/Payroll solutions across our applications.
  • Be responsible for the on-time delivery of projects, software quality and performance.
  • Act as scrum master for your agile team, holding daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, planning and retrospection ceremonies.
  • Contribute to the development/QA of the application.
  • Work with closely with product owners, business analysts, developers, and QA to solve problems faced by our customers every day.
  • Be responsible for the people management and development of your team, providing regular, clear feedback on performance, success plans, leave management, etc.
  • Get to use the latest DevOps tooling to accelerate delivery of your solutions to market – these tools help us achieve things such as observability, feature flagging, static code analysis.
  • Own issues when they occur, driving the resolution, report clearly to all stakeholders, and escalate as required.
  • Lead the design, architecture, and development software solutions to meet agreed acceptance criteria and stories using a range of languages and technologies.
  • Help to ensure value is achieved through development by understanding customer requirements, identifying dependencies and risks.
  • Hone your problem-solving skills, by Analysing, identifying and fixing root cause of defects throughout the various layers of an application.
  • Actively drive an automated, quality focussed approach within the team, showing ownership for QA activities.
  • Provide regular status updates to management.



As a well-rounded Development Team Lead, your Skills and Experiences likely include:

  • Degree with relevance e.g. Computer Science.
  • 2 years + experience in a senior software development role.
  • Experience of QA test automation.
  • Use of source controls systems, e.g. Git, Azure DevOps.
  • Experience of Oracle PL/SQL is an advantage.
    • JavaScript experience using modern frameworks is an advantage.
    • Domain knowledge of HR/Payroll systems is an advantage.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Strong troubleshooting skills, log analysis, etc.
    • Self-starter who will get tasks going, and Drive to completion.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills, including ability to multi-task across different projects and work well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


What does Access offer you?

We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.

In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:  

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Giving Back/Charity days
  • Quarterly Socials
  • 6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service)
  • The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain