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Lead Software Engineer / Technical Lead

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £50000 - £69000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Cloud & Infrastructure


Technical Lead / Lead Software Engineer

I am working with the world leader in building machines that understand sports and the experts at creating value from tracking data.

Using cutting-edge technology in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Big Data, Augmented Reality, and Product Design. My client are working with some leading sports clubs in Europe and the USA.

My client are also the Official Optical Tracking Provider of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Wand employ over 100 employees across 4 countries and are headquartered in Los Angeles (USA). We are growing our team in our Manchester, United Kingdom office.

They are now setting up a tech hub in Manchester and need someone to come in and lead everything, hence why I am seeking a Technical Lead / Lead Software Engineer to develop, maintain, and support their cloud-based production and quality assurance system for live sports for the tech hub in Manchester.

This position requires evening, weekend, and holiday work hours during football matches. Responsibilities include programming, performance and failure diagnosis, troubleshooting under rigorous (sub 3-minute) broadcast SLAs, debugging software of significant complexity, coordination and follow-up with other software engineering groups across the company's global offices, and second-tier support for operations and production staff.

Technical Lead / Lead Software Engineer Skills Required:

  • Experience in software development with Python, Perl, Ruby, or Javascript
  • Experience with revision control (Git preferred), including branching, merging/rebasing, and tagging
  • Experience with log file analysis and querying (grep, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Datadog)
  • Proficiency with command-line tools in Linux or Unix
  • Critical thinking in software systems diagnosis under time pressure
  • Reading, debugging, and hot-fixing code written by other engineers
  • Operational experience with real-time systems under Service Level Agreement
  • An appetite to learn and grow from every incident
  • 3+ years of experience in software development, or
  • Computer Science or Information Systems degree with 1+ year experience
  • Must be able to work weeknights, weekends, and holidays during football matches



Technical Lead / Lead Software Engineer Package -

  • £50,000- £69,000 plus the following Benefits
  • 20 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Private Medical Care
  • £100 Travel card each month
  • Free Gym Membership (Pure Gym)
  • Remote Working (Out of Sports Season)
  • Trips to LA
  • Excellent Working Environment
  • Dress Down
  • State of the art offices
  • And Much More



Technical Lead / Lead Software Engineer how to apply

If you are keen to join a world leader in machine building & big data for sports this is the role for you. Send me over your CV to lee.feeney@capita.co.uk for immediate consideration.

Technical Lead / Lead Software Engineer

Python, Ruby, Perl, JavaScript

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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