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Tom Wood


Tech Lead | PHP, Golang | Management/Team Lead

Manchester, UK

£60,000 - £65,000 per annum






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Tom Wood


0161 249 7152

Tech Lead | PHP, Golang | Management/Team Lead

Working as the Technical Lead, managing a team of developers, QA/Test, and DevOps professionals. Taking personal responsibility for the architecture of the business systems, as well as supporting developers with day-to-day coding and driving best working practices.

  • Based in Manchester City Centre
  • Up to £65k, + bonus & wider benefits package
  • Managing a team of Junior & Senior Developers
  • Focusing more on architecture and strategy as opposed to day-to-day coding
  • Permanent position

You've been asking yourself, "What next?".

You've spent the last few years perfecting your coding skills. Within your team and company, junior and senior developers alike are looking to you for technical guidance and support. There are very few new challenges that you come up against and you're starting to wonder where your career will go next.

You're looking at options, but none of the senior developer roles are exciting you. You want something more.

You want to step into a forward-thinking business. One driven by excellence in Agile working practices. A company that is leading the way in test driven development and where they have high success in continuous integration.

You want to be managing a team of senior and junior developers; leading technical workshops and play the lead role in the development and perfection of their coding skills.

You want to be able to lead on the integration and development of new tech. Technology that will support and improve the current stacks performance.

This is a role that can give you this and more.

We're supporting a business based in Manchester as they look to hire a Team Lead for their Development team. They are about to launch an important, large scale project and need an experienced Tech Lead who can help guide and manage the team in a permanent capacity.

  • The main focus of the role is producing, and helping others to write, clean and efficient code. As a team, you'll be producing highly complex, scalable and robust solutions and it will be your role to lead and support the team in getting to these solutions.
  • A key part of this role is driving improvement. The organisation is striving to improve their Agile processes, implementing and driving their test-driven development (TDD) and looking at how they can improve their team structures and working practices. They'll be looking for you to be their Agile advocate and to use your experience and knowledge to implement and effect change.
  • They work on a PHP stack, but are committed and focused on transitioning to Golang. This is a key focus of theirs over the next 12-18 months and you will play a key part in this transition.
  • Within this role you'll be leading a team of strong developers; this includes junior developers, senior developers and external contractors. You'll be organising and leading technical workshops and will have the opportunity to drive this aspect within the development team.

What are they looking for?

  • Excellent development skills
  • Agile delivery advocate (SCRUM experience would be great)
  • Experience of Continuous Integration
  • Good experience of working in a TDD environment
  • Some experience with CI and Automation tools
  • Have great communication skills
  • Someone who is passionate about leading and driving a team

What next? Please apply and get in touch. If you have any questions, please contact Tom on 0161 249 7152 or

Burns Sheehan Ltd will consider applications based only on skills and ability and will not discriminate on any grounds.