Technical Team Lead

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Technical Lead – Python
Our client is a highly innovative software solutions business, who are dedicated to driving digital transformation.

Our client is developing the next generation of workflow management tools using Python, TypeScript, React and Redux and needs a technical team lead to oversee the implementation and delivery phases for these tools. The ideal candidate will be an experienced engineering team lead with experience shipping complex, multi-component software solutions to enterprise clients.

You’ll have significant influence over team composition, hiring, resourcing and technical decision-making and are expected to take high levels of ownership for the solutions they deliver.


  • Lead a team of software engineers delivering complex applications
  • Responsible for the overall quality of the team’s technical deliveries in terms of test coverage, code quality, adherence to best practices in relation to security, etc.
  • Plan and oversee the execution of development sprints ensuring accurate effort estimation and high-quality delivery of agreed upon sprint outputs.
  • Production of technical analysis of existing complex, multi-component systems and architectural designs integrating these systems with our applications.
  • Work with Government Solutions team’s management to ensure that designs are technically robust and aligned with company strategic direction.
  • Work with a cross-functional team, including project managers, business analysts and other stakeholders to provide accurate estimates of development efforts.
  • Be the team’s technical authority, providing guidance and direction to junior developers through pair-programming and code-review sessions.
  • Provide one-to-one support and mentorship for individual team members to upskill and progress their own engineering careers.


  • Extensive professional Python programming experience, ideally 5+ years.
  • Extensive professional experience with Django/Flask or equivalent Python based web or API scaffolding framework.
  • Extensive knowledge of Python ecosystem, tooling, and best practices.
  • Proven technical team leadership experience, ideally 3+ years. Demonstrable professional experience managing the planning and delivery phase of a complex software implementation.
  • Strong technical background, with extensive experience in a software development role delivering complex, multi-component software solutions.
  • Experience architecting complex workflow systems.
  • Experience in developing complex software applications under strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Docker, AWS, GitHub Actions and other DevOps related services.
  • Experience designing document management systems.
  • Knowledge of Python document manipulation tools and libraries.
  • Professional development experience with a strongly typed language such as Java or C#.
  • Experience with MVC style web development frameworks.
  • Experience with Python and modern Python features such as type hinting, async, data classes, etc.
  • Experience with XML processing/transformation.
  • Experience with document management/document workflow software.
  • Familiarity or work experience with DevOps workflow/principles, building CI/CD pipelines.

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