Lead Applications Developer (React Native) - 39 hours

Ref: 25864

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3RN


Are you an experienced Lead App Developer ready to take on technical ownership and provide leadership to our dynamic Application Development team? If so, we want you to join our team at Pets at Home!


Key Responsibilities:

Technical Oversight: Ensure solutions developed by team members are fit for purpose and aligned with our strategic technical direction.

Technical Leadership & Mentoring: Provide guidance, support, and assistance to the Application Development team.

Solution Design & Development: Actively participate in designing and developing complex application solutions.

Technology Roadmapping: Understand and recommend improvements to mobile development best practices and technologies.

Software Development Lifecycle: Define and evolve our agile software development lifecycle and tooling.


About You

Deep understanding of React Native Software Development and its ecosystem (Typescript, Jest, Redux ToolKit).

Knowledge of Software/Process/Project lifecycles with a strong understanding of Agile practices.

In-depth knowledge of frameworks, patterns, and practices for developing cross-platform mobile applications.

Proven experience in providing leadership and mentoring to a technical team or significant experience as a senior team member.

Customer-oriented approach with a focus on outcomes.

Proven experience engaging with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Experience with CI/CD and managing build pipelines.



Experience developing with multiple major front-end frameworks (React.js, Angular, Vue.js, etc.).

Experience with native technologies for iOS and Android (Swift, Kotlin, Java, Objective-C).

Experience working with 3rd party organizations and stakeholders.

Strong organizational and multitasking skills.


Note: This role requires a hybrid working arrangement, with 2 days per week based in our Handforth Support Office.


Pets at Home offers a collaborative and innovative work environment where your expertise and leadership will shape the future of our mobile development efforts. If you're passionate about technology, driven to achieve results, and ready to mentor and grow a talented team, we want to hear from you!


Pets just see people. They aren’t biased and they don’t discriminate. We take our inspiration from pets, and we value and respect difference in all its forms. Our aim is to reflect the diversity of the communities we operate in, and every colleague can help us achieve this. We encourage our people to be themselves so even if your skills and experience don’t perfectly align, if you think you can make a unique contribution through your values and behaviours, we want to hear from you!


About the Pets at Home Group

Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products, and care. We have over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun and it's our people that make the real difference. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for an award-winning company who put people at the very heart of everything they do.



Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 21-06-2024

Expiry Date: 27-07-2024