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Technical Team Lead / Development Lead (UK, Remote) (2)

RemoteUnited Kingdom, England, LiverpoolDevelopment

Job description

Who we are 

We are TOKYO, a digital agency and are looking for a Technical Team Lead / Development Lead to join our team on a permanent basis. We are based in London and Liverpool but happy to consider remote across the UK.


Please do not apply if you are not based in the UK, as your application will be deleted. 


What we do 

We work to discover, design, develop and deliver bespoke and best-in-class digital campaigns, products and platforms


Along with creating innovative digital campaigns, we don't shy away from heavy tech integrations; building complex systems that push / pull into a range of client systems. We are platform agnostic, and our team is experienced in a wide range of programming languages.


API, data, integrations; we love the challenge of something we haven’t done before. 


What we have already 
We have Project Managers, Designers, UXers, Developers, SysAdmins, and a Tech Director. Alongside this core team, one of our agency's key assets is the large roster of trusted freelancers, and a system which allows us to search various skillsets to curate the right team for a project.

What we need 
We need someone who can piece together our technical puzzles, help us determine the right people for each job, and provide input on the technical side of project scoping and onboarding.


We need someone who is confident working with a team of developers, ensuring coding standards are maintained and flagging additional resource requirements where necessary. Experience of previously managing a development team is a plus, but not required.


We need someone who is confident leading technical projects, and is able to make decisions on the systems we use, whilst thinking about wider project implications (timelines, budget, available resource, etc).


Job requirements

Your role 

  • Assisting the wider agency with project scoping and technical documentation
  • Keeping an eye on coding standards from the dev team, ensuring proper processes are being followed
  • Assisting the dev team with queries, particularly around high-level technical approach on larger projects
  • Making decisions for the technical approach on each new project.
  • Maintaining a clear understanding of your projects, providing updates to PMs where required.


Your background 

You will be an experienced developer, looking to step away from day-to-day programming, and into a role where you have oversight of the agency's full project list. You will be confident making decisions at the start of a project to determine the systems we will use, and the team we will recruit.


You will be comfortable managing a team of developers, having frequent catch-ups with Project Managers, and assisting on proposals. Jumping in on client calls shouldn't phase you, and you should be able to translate complex technical information into client-friendly language.


Ideally you will have experience with systems like Jira and Github, and deployment tools.



Salary and benefits 

Salary is dependent on experience and skillsets. 


This is a full-time role. We have offices in Liverpool and London, but we're happy for you to work remote (UK only).


We’ll provide BUPA healthcare, gym membership, mobile phone and other equipment you’d expect from a tech company. 


Application process 

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