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At Kin + Carta Create we believe growth is built, not theorised.

Lead Back-End Engineer

at Kin + Carta Create

Location: London

Level: Lead

Type: Permanent

About Kin + Carta Create 

At Kin + Carta Create we believe growth is built, not theorised. We’re makers, builders and creators by nature, and we come to work every day to build experiences your customers will love and technologies your business will thrive on.

Our approach is simple: Accelerate idea-to-value by striking the ideal balance of human-centred design, Agile engineering and the realities of affecting change at scale. Including new product development, service design and cloud modernisation, we take a hands-on approach to transforming our clients’ business. We’re headquartered in London and have delivery offices in Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires.

Location can flexible within the UK, ideally commutable to London, Edinburgh. Manchester or Liverpool.

The Lead Back-End Engineer role in a nutshell:

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will lead a development team to design and deliver innovative, world class software that pushes the boundaries of what we can achieve. You will also still be hands-on and willing to build and deliver awesome products.

You will research and advise on the latest software that helps Kin + Carta Create and our clients maintain a competitive advantage. Whether it's new tooling, new languages, voice, AI or IOT, you will have an opportunity to stay on the cutting edge: for example, using AWS lambdas running Node or scaling using Kubernetes.

At Kin + Carta Create, you will become a great leader in your field. You’ll be encouraged to work with others to shape Kin + Carta Create’s engineering propositions for new clients and grow our in-house team of experts.

As a Lead Back-End Engineer at Kin + Carta:

  • You’ll join our growing team of 20+ software engineers who all share your passion for building great products
  • You’ll benefit from knowledge sharing sessions across the business, such as the Web and Back-End team’s weekly meeting
  • You’ll build market-leading products, typically leading a team of 2-3 other software engineers
  • You’ll help shape your product’s by leading the overall design and development of the technical solution on your project, owning the technical strategy and how it evolves
  • You will take part in new business & pitching by working with our demand team to advise on technical design and approach for new business opportunities
  • You will help your teams by providing client & customer context for decisions, offering management and mentoring support where required. 
  • You’ll contribute to our continued growth by helping identify and interview great new teammates

The type of person we would love to meet:

  • You are a highly skilled engineer, who is always looking to further your craft
  • Experienced in at least one of: Java, C#, F#, Ruby, JavaScript, Python
  • You are an expert advocate of XP practices, cloud architecture and deployment automation
  • Experienced with building and delivering enterprise scale applications
  • Confident working with cross-functional, agile and continuous delivery environments
  • Interested in advising or implementing practices that promote DevOps
  • An excellent communicator, able to work effectively in a collaborative team
  • Successful with developing and executing technical strategy and leadership
  • Able to tackle challenging technical and non-technical problems independently and autonomously
  • An expert and trusted adviser to the business; willing to support and mentor your team to success

Kin + Carta Create benefits

We believe in acknowledging the extraordinary effort of our people. When you join our team, you have the opportunity to tailor your benefits to suit you.
Enhanced parental leave
Enhanced Parental Leave
Vitality Health Insurance
Vitality Health Insurance
Life insurance and income protection
Life Insurance and income protection
Super Grant Discount
Perkbox discounts
Personal Training
Personal & Learning Grant
Weekly Tea Time
Tea time
Friday drinks
Friday drinks and quarterly socials
Assistance Loan
Assistance Loan
Season ticket loan
Season Ticket Loan
Pension
Core Pension Plan
Cycle to work
Cycle to Work Scheme
Company Lunch Monthly Company Lunch