Since 1999, Fasthosts has been designing new ways to give customers everything they need to manage and control their online space and we’ve become one of the leading internet technology businesses in the UK. We’re a team of tech-focus innovators, offering the latest innovations across our range of services including domain names, shared web hosting, business-class email, dedicated & virtual servers, cloud hosting, secure online storage and online backup.
Fasthosts is a technology company with extremely strong and broad technology competencies, and our software engineering jobs offer exposure to new and exciting technologies in a very rewarding environment, with significant freedom to solve problems using the best technologies and tools for the task at hand. We work on a range of products, from Domain Registration to modern Container Hosting and Provisioning systems, and many more.
Our Development teams are made up of great people too! Friendly, supportive and highly knowledgeable across a variety of stacks, they embody a Tech forward mentality and work on a variety of interesting and progressive projects. With daily standups (video or in office), regular chats to support and collaborate, and a leadership team that identifies the value in each individual employee
We are offering a hybrid working model (2/3) to provide the work/life balance that we have all come to appreciate, with the support and equipment to ensure you have everything you need to work effectively.
So what’s the job?
As the PaaS development Team Leader, you have responsibility for the team undertaking the development of PaaS services and products undertaken in the UK. This is a rare and fantastic opportunity to take a 50/50 hands-on development/leadership role driving a highly focussed software engineering team in bleeding edge product development.
Your team comprises an expert team of architects and software engineers focussed on building multi-tenanted platform services that enable modern software use cases based around Kubernetes and Cloud Native infrastructure. Currently very R&D oriented, the team are working on the first of several services to build out the PaaS portfolio within the IONOS Cloud.
The current roadmap reflects this with the team targeting the development of the following products:
- Container Registry Service
- Managed Container Hosting Product
- App Engine Product
As you deliver these products into production your team will take full lifecycle ownership and support responsibility for the underlying systems and customer experience. This means handling defects, customer support (internal and external) and proactive improvement activities for the fully automated, self-service product systems.
You and your team will work side by side with the PaaS Engineering team to build the overall platform and product stacks. Together you will identify appropriate open-source projects to utilise as well as drive the engineering of PaaS tier services on top of the group K8s and IaaS platforms.
You will work closely with group commercial product management and local product owners to evangelise and prioritise the product use cases and champion the technical approach whilst collaborating to integrate the commercial optimization of the services as they come ready for production.
You will utilise and constantly evolve agile practices to drive team activities whilst ensuring functional and non-functional quality is achieved in all team deliveries. You will deliver quality software architecture through team design processes and collaboration with the Head of Engineering and Lead Architect.
Working in a highly autonomous, multi-disciplined software engineering function and undertaking fast-paced developments across multiple technology platforms, This position would suit an experienced, hands-on Team Leader / Manager with a solid understanding of the software development craft, architecture design, and agile delivery processes looking for the next step in your leadership development.
What experience do you need under your belt?
The PaaS Development Team Leader will have a background in high-scale software development. You will have a deep understanding of software engineering craft, architecture design and agile delivery processes. You will have experience in a comparable role or will be a highly experienced software professional with proven leadership skills looking for the next step in your leadership development.
- Strong Technical Leadership and people management skills, including setting clear goals, objectives and expected behaviours, agreeing on development plans and regularly reviewing performance
- Significant prior experience in software engineering, including developing systems in many different technologies, and with demonstrable experience across the stack, from front-end to back-end systems
- Experience in leading agile delivery processes (Scrum, Kanban, etc)
- Strong understanding of system design, software architecture, and software engineering standard methodologies, especially well versed in CI/CD
- Strong understanding of what the DevOps and GitOps mentality is about and how it advises ways of working and technical ownership
- Solid understanding of secure coding practises and security considerations for web-facing software/systems
- Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
If you want to develop your skills or gain experience in the following areas too then this is an even better opportunity for you!
- PaaS Products (Heroku, App Platform, etc)
- Cloud Native software practises (containerization, micro services, Kubernetes)
- Web Hosting, Cloud or SaaS business
But what about you?
It’s as much about you as it is about us. We welcome anyone who pushes themselves and wants to be challenged every day. We value what each person brings to the table, from amazing ideas to great work attitudes. That’s why it’s only fair that we give as much as we receive. We offer loads of benefits to support your health (both physical and mental) and your work/life balance. We also encourage individual growth with tailored development plans.
More benefits include (but are by no means limited to):
- 27 days annual leave + bank holidays
- Hybrid working policy
- Contributory pension scheme
- Private healthcare and Life assurance
- Employee assistance programmes
- Cycle-to-work scheme
- Free parking close to our offices in a vibrant city centre location
- Free soft drinks, fruit and excellent coffee are available in our multiple break rooms.
And of course the fun stuff! When you spend so much time with your colleagues we want to make sure you have the benefit of social events, summer and Christmas parties, fitness groups, running teams and so much more.
So, like the sound of working at Fasthosts? We don’t blame you, we think it’s pretty great too! Send us your application and if we think you might fit the bill a member of our recruitment team will be in touch for an initial call to talk about what to expect next.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
As an equal opportunities employer, Fasthosts is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Fasthosts.