Head of Development / Product Lead – Flex Workspace Proptech
Do you want to build something incredible and set the standard for a new, high growth industry sector? If so, we would love to hear from you!
We’re looking for an energetic, self-starting, creative tech developer to autonomously build an end-to-end in-house platform for our business.
Head of Development / Product Lead
South West London / Part Remote
+ You’ll be a key member of a small but growing team
+ You’ll have plenty of responsibility, working in an output focused work environment to design and develop cutting edge products
+ To start with you’ll be our only in-house technical team member
+ Opportunity to build a product team around you
+ You’ll be leading product development from the ground up with no legacy systems in place
+ You’ll have autonomy to design and develop cutting edge products
+ Working with very little bureaucracy or politics
+ Flexible working environment
HomeWork is the next generation solution to local, flexible working. Our vision is to become the go to 'next generation' workspace located on local high streets across the UK.
We’re a funded, fast growing workspace and café combining all the services and functionality of an office with the flexibility demanded by the ‘new normal’ way of working.
Our mission today:
+ Open 4 more sites across South West London in the next 12-18 months.
+ Create a customer-centric business with cross functional activity.
+ Own and operate a tech platform to streamline the customer experience.
+ Build a team of self-starting, enthusiastic individuals looking to work and grow in a scalable start-up in an exciting new industry.
What you’ll be doing / core responsibilities:
Build an integrated platform from the ground up which supports the operations of the business (bookings, orders etc) and provides exceptional customer experience that embeds the flexibility and convenience at the heart of our brand.
Our platform will also enable our customers to connect seamlessly with each other depending on their needs, both professional and social.
You will handle:
+ UX: Research and develop the requirements of our tech solution with a combination of market research into existing solutions and talking to our customers
+ Build: Build, develop and maintain our web application by writing well designed, testable, efficient code, using best software development practices
+ Testing/Q&A: Regular testing of code for speed and quality, and performing troubleshooting. Stay plugged into emerging technologies and industry trends and apply them into our operations and activities
+ Maintaining brand consistency: Working with an external designer to ensure that everything you build and ship is in line with our brand image and values.
You’ll work closely with the senior team and advisers, helping to evaluate the business and technical performance of new features.
Who you are
+ Be passionate about our vision, and look forward to being part of our growing family
+ Be excited to work in a startup environment
+ Be a self-starter, and happy to work with minimal supervision
+ Be goal-orientated and able to focus on making things happen
+ Be comfortable with ambiguity
+ Have a passion for solving real customer problems
+ Be a natural collaborator, but equally happy to work under your own steam as required
+ Have a minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience
+ Have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
+ Have an interest in product management, design and the customer experience
+ Have experience of designing, implementing, and operating highly scalable web services
+ Have an innate curiosity about new technologies and aspire to combine usability with visual desirability
+ Have a deep understanding and applicable knowledge of Web & Mobile app, and SaaS software development
+ Have an extensive toolkit of skills and platform experience within your arsenal, but be comfortable & open to a variety of platforms and languages, and not wedded to a particular technology or approach
+ Have a solid track record of full stack web and web app development
+ Have experience in building platforms from the bottom up, applying rapid prototyping and iterations of MVPs with short cycle times
+ Be able to handle system administration basics
+ Be a considerate coder with strong housekeeping / documentation habits
+ Be a strong written and verbal communicator, able to explain techie things to non-technical people
+ Be able to translate business needs into technical specifications
You’ll also have…
+ Native-level English language skills
+ All the necessary permits to work here in the UK
What happens next?
If you're keen to join a team of enthusiastic individuals with a vision of creating the go to 'next generation' workspace please get in touch.
We’re moving fast, so if you’re interested in this opportunity please apply today and we’ll come back to you ASAP.
If your application is successful we’ll be in touch to arrange an introductory conversation with one of our team. If that goes well, you'll have a ‘culture and chemistry’ interview with our senior team and finally a technical deep dive with our advisors – just to be sure that you’re up to the job!
Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the hiring team
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.