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Lead Full Stack Developer

Job Req ID:  32073
Posting Date:  11 Jul 2024
Function:  Software Engineering
Unit:  Digital

Deansgate, Manchester, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive


This role is based at our Manchester, Deansgate, office. We have a hybrid working model which is 3 days together, 2 days wherever.

Why this job matters

You will play a vital role in this squad. They serve 100s of thousands of customers globally and deliver a 24/7 service dedicated to our customer’s needs. Working within our applications, they require expertise to enable our product to continuously provide innovative, bespoke technology to enhance BT’s digital capabilities and be an industry leading service to our customers.

Collaborating daily within a team of developers and designers, to achieve the goals and objectives that aligns with developing the digital growth of our wider organisation. They need experience in creating new solutions, integrate vital designs, and problem solving, to ensure our product is at the best possible standard for our customers.

What you’ll be doing

Technical Leadership
Provide technical guidance and expertise to the engineering team, promoting best practices in software development and architecture. Lead by example, staying up to date with the latest technologies and trends.

Team Management
Manage and mentor a team of talented engineers, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. Inspire and motivate team members to achieve their full potential and career growth.

Project Management
Oversee the development lifecycle, from requirements gathering to deployment. Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and with the highest quality standards.

Technology Stack
Demonstrate proficiency in the following technologies: React, Node, AWS (Amazon Web Services), BrowserStack, component sharing, GraphQL. Experience with NextJS, Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe analytics would be beneficial.

Drive innovation within the engineering team by exploring and integrating cutting-edge technologies such as GenAI into our projects to improve efficiency and customer experience.

Delivery Excellence
Champion the implementation of best practices in development methodologies, code reviews, and testing processes to ensure the delivery of robust and scalable software solutions.

Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and stakeholders, to align technical decisions with business objectives.

Skills and Experience

Must have

  • Extensive experience in leveraging TypeScript, ReactJS, and NodeJS technology to deliver end to end web applications.
  • Extensive experience in leveraging at least one major cloud provider, preferably AWS, to deliver cloud-native applications is highly desired. 
  • Excellent technical leadership skills, including coaching, mentoring, etc.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.


Bonus skills

  • Familiarity with Dynatrace or other monitoring and observability tools.
  • Familiarity with BFF (Backend for Frontend) and Micro-Service Architecture. 
  • Familiarity with building reusable features as capability
  • Familiarity with CI-CD Pipelines, Agile Methodologies and Jira as a project management tool
  • TDD Frameworks and Automation Tools like Cypress, BrowserStack, Selenium etc
  • Familiarity with DevSecOps tools and practices will be advantageous. Additionally, experience using analytics to enhance funnel conversion is beneficial for optimising our digital solutions.
  • Guides partnerships with business and operational stakeholders to conduct business and technical discovery.
  • Knowledge of the telco domain is a bonus as it will help you better understand our industry-specific challenges and requirements.

Our leadership standards

Looking in:
Leading inclusively and Safely
I inspire and build trust through self-awareness, honesty and integrity.
Owning outcomes
I take the right decisions that benefit the broader organisation.


Looking out:
Delivering for the customer
I execute brilliantly on clear priorities that add value to our customers and the wider business.
Commercially savvy
I demonstrate strong commercial focus, bringing an external perspective to decision-making.


Looking to the future:
Growth mindset
I experiment and identify opportunities for growth for both myself and the organisation.
Building for the future
I build diverse future-ready teams where all individuals can be at their best.


  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 10% on target bonus
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Direct share scheme
  • Option to join the Healthcare Cash Plan or other benefits such as dental insurance, gym memberships etc.
  • 50% off EE mobile pay monthly or SIM only plans
  • Exclusive colleague discounts on our latest and greatest BT broadband packages
  • BT TV with TNT Sports and NOW Entertainment
  • 50% discount for friends and family on EE SIM Only plans & airtime element off a Flex Pay plan


About us

BT is part of BT Group, along with EE, Openreach, and Plusnet.

Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding. 

We value diversity and celebrate difference. ‘We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It’s fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.’

We all stick to the same values: Personal, Simple, and Brilliant. From day one, you’ll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. But you won’t be alone: we’ll be there with help and support, learning and development.  

This is your chance to make a real difference to the world: to be part of the digital transformation of countless lives and businesses. Grab it.



Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you’re a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.


Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

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