Technical Lead


Katia Lychkovakha

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  • You will provide technical leadership in a small team and help guide the organisation on its transformation journey. To do this you will use your knowledge and experience of various technologies both from a software and cloud/infrastructure perspective with a system thinking mindset.
  • Work in a small team, including individuals who are new to good Engineering practices and DevOps concepts, building technical capability within the team and individuals while helping them mature in a DevOps culture.
  • Demonstrate the value of good engineering practices in driving agility, such as continuous delivery, continuous integration, TDD, BDD and mob programming.
  • Encourage automation and continuous delivery while working collaboratively within an Agile team helping facilitate technical decision-making in the team while creating a mentoring and coaching environment to help develop engineering capabilities
  • Encourage knowledge sharing across engineering teams helping them deliver working software regularly and reliably while acting as a true servant leader to empower the team.
  • Believe in a DevOps culture – we build and own the entire stack, and endeavour to automate as much as possible
  • Help constantly inspect and adapt team practices
  • Help create a culture of psychology safety, feedback and retrospectives to bring about measurable improvements in technical capability, using useful metrics to support continuous improvement such as DORA metrics.
  • Understand The Citation Group’s vision and strategy ensuring technology choices and direction fit into wider priorities – actively contributing to and helping to drive forward the engineering practice.

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Experience in any of the following: .Net, .Net Core, Java 8, PHP with associated tools and frameworks like MVC, Spring, Hibernate, Maven and Gradle. JavaScript, preferably with ES6+ and component-based libraries such as React alongside HTML and CSS.
  • Automated testing, using tools such as MS Test, Junit, Spock, JMeter, Gatling, Selenium, Jest and Enzyme.
  • Demonstrable experience of new technologies and know when it is appropriate to use them.
  • Good understanding and experience of both architecture and infrastructure and why it is important to be aware of both as well as and the benefits of taking a microservices approach to development.
  • Good understanding and experience of OO design, SOLID, Event-Driven architecture alongside experience of TDD, BDD and mob programming.
  • Good understanding and experience of framework-agnostic development, knowing when to use frameworks and when not to alongside caching technologies.

We are also doing the following, so any knowledge in these areas would be great:

  • Deploying multiple services to cloud-based infrastructure using CI/CD pipelines
  • Monitoring our applications using the ELK stack
  • Working with Azure, AWS, Kubernetes, Node.js, PHP, MySQL, Docker, Postgresql, Terraform, Ansible and friends‚Ķ


  • Fully remote position or you can work from the office(up to you, office location – Wilmslow)
  • 25 days holiday, plus your birthday off work,
  • Gym membership discount,
  • Healthcare,
  • Childcare vouchers,
  • Opportunity to purchase extra leave,
  • Pension contributions and more.

If you wish to apply for this position, please email us at