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Ford & Stanley Recruitment

Software Development Team Lead

Nottingham, East Midlands (Hybrid Working)

£45,000 – £55,000 per annum plus benefits

Ford & Stanley – Specialists in Digital are recruiting a Software Development Team Lead for an industry-leading automotive specialist who are Europe’s leading automotive locksmith supplier.

The Opportunity

  • Chance to take the reins of a software development team working on industry-first products.
  • Wide range of technical challenges including modernising the businesses codebases from legacy codes.
  • Defined user group across the UK & Europe where they will be in touch with the customer base.
  • Immediate response on products used internally, solving colleagues’ problems.
  • Opportunity to work in the ever-developing automotive sector with a forward-thinking industry specialist.


Nottingham, East Midlands (Hybrid Working – 3 days in office, 2 days at home).

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Full stack web development responsibilities for someone passionate about crafting applications and websites to the high standards.
  • Creating a harmonious and cohesive set of applications that are a joy for users to use and robust enough for developers to make changes efficiently.
  • Incorporating TypeScript into the business’s applications.
  • Has at least five years of commercial experience.
  • Modernising legacy codebases.

The Candidate

  • Can clearly communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Recognises when code abstraction and performance enhancements are required.
  • Feels comfortable creating UIs, APIs, and database queries.
  • Has a sound understanding of web development fundamentals.
  • Values readable, self-documenting code.


The ideal candidate will have fundamental knowledge and experience with the following technologies:

  • HTTP request/response
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript (ES6+)
  • TypeScript
  • React or Vue
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • JSON
  • REST
  • MVC pattern
  • Terminal
  • Version Control (Git ideally)


  • Node (Express)
  • PHP Framework Experience (Yii/Laravel)
  • Tailwind
  • SASS
  • Craft CMS
  • Build pipelines
  • Microservices
  • Bundlers and build tools such as Vite/Webpack

Closing Date:  Monday 17th June 2024

Likely Job Titles: Software Engineer, Developer, Full Stack Developer, Lead Software Engineer, Software Developer

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Nottingham
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£45000 - £55000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Callum Wildes

    Recruitment Consultant