Job title: Lead Software Developer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Leisure and Sport
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Job published: 29-01-2021
Job ID: 32139

Job Description

Lead developer - FoodTech startup


To £55k basic plus equity


The company:

We are very pleased to be working with an award winning London based FoodTech Startup fixing £800 billion worth food waste, efficiency and productivity problems in the restaurant industry. They are developing highly intelligent AI driven cutting-edge solutions that will deliver a 2 fold increase in restaurant’s operational efficiency as well as reduce up to 70% food waste in its value chain.

Currently backed by 3 angels / private investors with 25% of pre-seed round secured. They became part of Google for Start-ups ecosystem in Nov-19 in London and are also delighted to have received a top food-tech industry recognition. More recently, they were accepted into the world's largest pre-seed accelerator program (London - Silicon Valley 2020) run by Founder Institute. 

The role:

We are seeking to appoint their very first hands-on experienced Developer to execute the product roadmap and act as a technical lead to a passionate engineering and data science team that the successful candidate will build over the next 12-18 months. As a Senior Developer, you will architect, design, code, integrate and deliver the next-generation software solution. In addition to having the opportunity to join and form a technical and product vision from early on, this role provides a unique potential for career growth and significant equity upside within an UK’s award winning FoodTech start-up.


  • Oversee the development and transition of the codebase for Phase 1 MVP from an external development agency
  • Take ownership of all aspects of native application development – including but not limited to product strategy, high performance designs, technical architecture, development, coding, security, debugging, scalability, development environment configuration and testing
  • Define feature requirements and deliver products that materially impact the business
  • Lead and project manage a new technical team that will be recruited (and also lead on the recruitment of team members)
  • Act as the primary point of contact for technical matters with sales and operational team members.


What we are looking for in candidates:

Extensive understanding and experience with;

  • Building services / systems in AWS, GCP, or Azure infrastructure
  • Microservices architectures, design patterns and distributed architectures
  • DevOps incl. Automation and CI/CD tools and implementation, e.g. Jenkins (test and build automation)
  • PHP (Laravel)
  • React, React Native, Vue, Node.js, JavaScript, JavaSE
  • Containers and orchestration tools optional
  • Work with noSQL DB systems
  • Design and implement scalable APIs


  • Bachelor in Computer Science or similar
  • 5+ years of experience functioning as lead or senior-level developer
  • Working experience in a digital native environment, Startup experience preferred
  • Working experience with public cloud providers incl. cloud certification i.e. GCP Architect, AWS Solutions Architect
  • Must be excited by technology and delivering solutions that are both practical and timely
  • Continually find ways to improve development quality and pipelines
  • Great problem solver and enjoys a fast paced environment


Helpful traits:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and desire to spend time with users and other stakeholders to understand their product needs
  • Comfortable with rapid prototyping to validate early hypotheses on new features and able to adapt technical roadmaps quickly in response to user feedbacks
  • Building products with data science and machine learning dependencies



  • Competitive salary + Share Options
  • 25 days annual leave and an extra day off for your birthday
  • Discretionary annual personal performance bonus
  • Additional Benefits, i.e. Pension, Health Insurance