Lead Developer

Hello, we are Shoot. We are the UK’s top online destination for gardeners – enthusiasts as well as professionals. We are on a mission to be the undisputed global leader in our industry.

We are looking for a lead developer to join our small and growing team to take ownership of the technology side of the business. We are looking for a passionate software engineer with a proven track record of delivering challenging software projects who will thrive in a forward thinking, progressive, growing company.

You will always strive to understand the latest and greatest, keeping a keen eye on developments in the world of software development, platforms, architecture and patterns. You will be tenacious and passionate about doing things the right way and building beautiful software. You will be leading the technology decision and working closely with people responsible for product and marketing.

The opportunity

This job is a fantastic opportunity because:

-You will be able to actually decide the technology used and deployed in the company
-You will have responsibility and ownership
-You will work with smart people – you will learn a lot from them and they will learn from you
-You will share in the company’s success through your individual options plan

The technology

Key technologies currently are PHP, JavaScript, XHTML, CSS, XML, MySQL, FreeBSD, Debian, Linux, Git version control, Jquery JS library, Zend Framework, PHPUnit

Shoot has been built over the years with a number of independent freelancers and agencies. There is an opportunity to refresh the code entirely and revisit the above technologies.

It would be a benefit if you have experience with the following:

Git, Github flow
Ruby, Ruby on Rails
Docker, Amazon Web Services Stack
MVC, Bootstrap, Less, Sass
Responsive (and Adaptive) Layouts
jQuery + plugins

About Shoot

At Shoot, we want to empower all gardeners to create their dream gardens though compiling their own personal gardening library. We have won multiple awards and have over 85,000 members. Shoot is already profitable and operates within a market worth over £5 billion in the UK alone.

£45-55k depending on qualifications and experience
Flexible working hours
28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
Participate in options pool

Location: London (ideally)

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Job Type:
A full-time permanent position
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