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Department Software Engineering

Employment Type Full Time

Location London or Manchester, UK

Reporting To Engineering Manager

Compensation £75,000 - £100,000 / year


• Team Monolith
• Location Remote working supported, around 10-20% on-site requirement with ability to commute into Manchester or London office as necessary for team meetings, monthly in office days and quarterly whole department days.
• Full-time or part-time (if full-time, flexible hours and working options available. Please include in your application if you are interested in part-time hours)
• Expected Start Date ASAP
• Salary Range We are looking for candidates in the £75000 - £100000 range for this role depending on experience

About Us

Spektrix is a growing collection of creative problem solvers focused around the arts and technology whose mission is to help arts organisations be more successful. We're doing this through a combination of cloud-based software and consultative customer... support that empowers arts organisations to grow revenue, increase efficiency, and build stronger relationships with audiences. We are always looking for new ways to approach problems, share knowledge, and better serve our customers. You'd be joining a team of over 250, based across our New York, London and Manchester offices and working with over 600 arts organisations in North America and the UK.

Key Accountabilities

The role

We are looking for our next Tech Lead. The role is currently planned to lead our Monolith Team, but we're looking for a candidate who would be well suited to any of our teams working to improve the architecture of Spektrix products. The Monolith Team was established to address technical debt inside our systems and advance our architectural roadmap. The team has recently hit a number of milestones on this roadmap, unlocking other engineering teams and ensuring future scalability and stability. Recently, the team has pivoted to a ground-up refresh of our data migration tools; these tools are a crucial part of our customer onboarding experience, which enables our growth and expansion plans.

This role is responsible for the technical delivery of the team's work, ensuring that solutions are high quality and aligned with the department's practices and principles.

They will be a member of the Technical Leadership Community and work closely with the Technical Strategy Group to iterate on the technical vision and strategy. They will then communicate and oversee the implementation of that strategy within their team. Working alongside various supporting roles such as a Delivery Manager, Engineering manager and Product Owner. All ensuring that their teams can deliver on their goals and continuously improve.

Our cloud native approach means using Azure PaaS solutions where possible to deliver value to our clients. Our technical strategy is to invest in simplifying the development and deployment of our applications and move towards a service oriented architecture to allow us to scale and continue to operate a reliable platform that our clients and third party developers can build their businesses on.

The ideal candidate will be practised in technical leadership, agile delivery and test-driven development. They will be excited about fostering a culture of collaboration where members of all experience levels can have opportunities to grow. They will be interested in building and operating the web services and infrastructure that make up the Spektrix platform.

Key Requirements

Candidates must
• Be an experienced leader
• Aligning a team with their goals
• Stakeholder management
• Be able to communicate fluently and teach others the following working practices
• Pair programming
• Kanban
• Test Driven Development
• Continuous Integration
• Have experience building and maintaining web applications in production environments
• Common architectural patterns (e.g. layered, hexagonal, clean)
• Databases (Including concepts like indexes and transaction scopes)
• Performance and monitoring
• Security practices (e.g. understanding of OWASP Top 10)
• Be comfortable safely refactoring legacy code
• Be able to work alongside client-facing support and product owners to analyse business requirements
• Be keen to learn new technologies and skills
• Be receptive to feedback and be able to give constructive feedback

Detailed breakdown of expectations are on SFIA.


Experience of our existing tech stack is a bonus but if you are not familiar with these then we still want to hear from you. You'll just need to be happy to learn them
• C#
• Azure Cloud (DevOps, Compute, Storage, SQL PaaS etc)
• Terraform
• PowerShell

• Flexible working with support for WFH set up. If it works for you and it works for your team, then it works for Spektrix. Different teams may have different practices that require people in the office or online at specific times.
• NHS top up scheme (covering dental, optical, therapy & counselling, prescription and other health related costs)
• Mental Health First Aiders across the business
• Continuous development supported by Line manager, learning budget
• Enhanced Maternity, Adoption & Shared Parental Leave
• 35 days paid leave annually, inclusive of annual leave, bank holidays and a Birthday day off, all able to use flexibly
• 4 weeks paid sabbatical after 5 years of service
• 2 volunteering days per year
• Pension scheme with matched contributions from Spektrix up to 4%
• Free snacks, drinks and breakfast items in all our offices
• Varied range of regular socials across all our offices
• Cycle to work & Season Ticket Loans
• Travel stipend for commuting

Working from home

We aim to be as flexible as possible when it comes to working setups and lots of our team work from home on a regular basis. This means we generally work with a "remote first" approach even when we are in the office.

We'll Provide Reasonable Support And All The Hardware You Need To Get Started, But We Do Require That You Have The Following Already In Place For a Good Home Working Set Up
• A quiet working space at home where you can consistently take video calls without interruptions
• An internet connection that supports your participation in video calls and access to our systems and service.

Travelling into your local office (commuting) is at your own expense with a stipend available, any travel for business (other than commuting) will be covered by Spektrix.

Equal opportunities

Spektrix is an equal opportunities employer, we recruit regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability status and look to employ from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. Studies show that women do not apply for roles unless they meet 100% of the requirements, whereas men apply when they meet at least 60% of the requirements. At Spektrix, we know that there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Spektrix is committed to creating an inclusive work environment, where our team members are supported in expressing themselves and delivering their best work. So however you

identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Diversity in the workplace is hugely important to our working environment and to enable both individuals and Spektrix to thrive. By valuing each person's differences we enable each person to contribute their unique experiences, strengths and viewpoints. Workplace diversity is something we aim to achieve and maintain at Spektrix, and we are pursuing a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and work in. We aim to reflect this diversity in all departments and at all levels of seniority in the business, right up to the board.

In an effort to help us reduce bias, please do not include a photo in your CV or application
Manchester United Kingdom


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