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React Native Tech Lead - Songkick

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Recruiter: Warner Music Group
Listed on: 5th November 2021
Location: London
Salary/Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Songkick is the great live music startup. Since 2007, we've set about making it as easy, fun and fair as possible for you to see your favourite artists live. With 6 million event listings, more than 17 million music fans across the globe use Songkick to track their favorite artists, discover awesome concerts and never ever miss out.
At Songkick we're dedicated to making sure you never miss your favourite artist live. This means building applications to understand what's happening in the live music industry; to allow fans to track artists and purchase concert tickets, to allow artists to engage with their fans; to allow our amazing team to make all of this a reality, and much more.
We're looking for an enthusiastic Tech Lead to help lead the technical direction of our consumer facing product team focussing on our mobile app. You'll work in a small team alongside a Product Manager and Design Lead to help steer the product, inform what we build, determine the technical feasibility, as well as helping to prioritise work and keep more junior developers on track & delivering value. 
This is an ideal opportunity for a strong individual contributor to work alongside and mentor a small team of developers or a current Tech Lead who wants to own the front end of a product that reaches millions of users.

Leading development on the next iteration of our mobile applications and user experience.
Driving the architecture and functionality of our React Native apps.
Supporting web front end development in our user platform.
Working closely with product and design leads to plan, prioritise and deliver high-impact work.
Mentoring other engineers and guiding software development best practices to deliver well-tested, performant and quality code.
Coordinating with other product and platform teams.


5+ years experience as a Software Developer
At least 3 years delivering multi platform React Native solutions (iOS and Android)
Experience leading the technical direction for a Product team, planning and organising Developer workloads
Experience with Agile methodologies such as TDD, pair programming, refactoring, continuous deployment
Experience with web front end technologies
Ability to work in a flexible manner, supporting the team in building prototypes quickly, and evolving these into scalable production-quality systems


Experience developing commercial web applications in modern programming languages - we use Ruby (Rails, Sinatra), MySQL, Redis, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform (BigQuery/DataFlow)
A love of live music
Worked on a Service-Oriented Architecture
Data processing and analytics experience


Pension scheme, Private Medical Insurance, Spotify subscription
Freshly stocked kitchen full of fruit, Pact coffee and avocados
Family benefits

More about Songkick
We've always put fans first. We're a small, fast-moving team packed to the brim with digital expertise, committed to solving real problems for our users. Live music is for everyone, and we work hard to empower our community, add meaningful value and cut out the BS along the way.
We do our best work when we're happy, respectful and relaxed. Our values and work ethic have got us far, and as we grow we'll never shake that small startup feel. Four years ago we became part of the Warner Music Group family, opening up epic new realms of opportunities to bring fans and artists closer together.