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Engineering Team Lead - Product Development and Management

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Engineering Team Lead - Product Development and Management

Posted 4 months ago

Development Team Lead – Web & Platform (Hospitality) 


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.


We are the leading provider of hospitality software solutions in the UK for a very good reason. Orderbee (the product that you will be working on) Is made up of a family of applications, components, services, and native apps that allow our customers to offer their guests a variety of game changing, “digital ordering” solutions. The system is mixture of a Saas and white-label components that are targeted at the Hospitality and Leisure sector.

Orderbee’s core features: 

  • Order & Pay your bill at your table 
  • Order Takeaway / Click and Collect from home
  • Menu Management
  • Tab-Ordering 
  • On-site venue / menu management

We are 100% cloud based (AWS) with a heavy focus on innovative, serverless technologies and have direct integrations into a wide range of common payment providers, EPOS systems, CRM systems and are expanding out development team to facilitate the growth of the product even further.



About you:

You are a enthusiastic, skilled developer with a passion for technology and a keen sense of pride in the work you and your team does. 

You are formidable team player who thrives on close collaboration with your team and takes shared ownership of the development full process. You are focused on delivering high quality and robust solutions to given times lines and are comfortable leading in an agile scrum environment. You are constantly seeking to improve both your own skills and the skills of your team and enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic company. You will guide your team’s daily and bigger picture development and technical strategy, in line with Orderbee’s technical roadmap and business objectives.

Reporting to the Development Manager, you will be required to take ownership of the personal development and line management of your development SQUAD (depending on size).

You will work with your development manager, fellow development team leads and senior developers within your SQUAD to maintain a healthy technical roadmap and product architecture that makes for robust, predictable, stable, saasy and happy product and development team.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Support and lead the team to develop software solutions to meet agreed acceptance criteria and stories using a range of languages and technologies inline with the product and technology requirements. 
  • Requirements review and refinement to identify and prevent potential defects 
  • Debugging: Analyse, identifies and fixes root cause of defects in the familiar area of an application 
  • Advise and work with the project specific branching strategy, committing, merging and dealing with conflicts 
  • Maintain and deploy to remote environments using predefined build and deployment pipes, and use/create project specific development tools. 
  • Collaborate with QA team and demonstrate increasing understanding of quality best practice 
  • Understand the business logic that applies in the worked area 
  • Continuously learn both development tools and technologies used in the worked project as well as other development tools and technologies 
  • Clearly report progress both verbally and in writing, keeping tracking systems up to date 


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

  • Able to communicate well with team members, and can clearly communicates progress, and potential risks to progress, as early as possible to the Dev Manager and agile team. 
  • Able to actively lead in requirements' reviews, refinement and scopin. 
  • Able to trigger deployments, demonstrate understanding of environments and use project specific dev tools. 
  • Able to follow pre-defined source control procedure, committing and merging code, dealing with conflicts.
  • Able to narrow down and highlight areas of concern and propose why the issue may be happening. 
  • Understands and support QA principles and best practices, including; why QA is necessary, objectives, QA activities, who should be involved in QA, the importance of defect tracking. Takes responsibility for quality of own work. 
  • Able to lead the team to provide accurate estimates for Sprint items, through refinement and planning. Inputs into planning in terms of their capacity, ensuring they understand scope, risk and complexity of work. 
  • Understands the ceremonies and Dev activities within a sprint, and the order they should occur, and actively participates in achieving these. 
  • Demonstrates working product knowledge and aware of the value of any development.
  • Aware of the common design patterns in the technology they use, writes clear & self-documenting code, organises methods and classes appropriately. Understands the basics of exception handling. 
  • Recognises the need for continuous improvement and actively lead team retrospectives and reviews.


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


Become part of our amazing Access family!


At Access we're all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life because we believe people can only be at their best when they can be themselves, love what they do and do what they love.

We love the fact that we’re all different. Having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us support our customers, and when you think about it, it's just more fun. So, no matter what makes you individual, as long as you’re qualified, we can’t wait for your application.