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Tech Lead - Portugal

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In 2014 we started Perkbox as a way to help companies delight their employees. Today, 500,000 people across the UK are using our service to get amazing perks ranging from fun treats to significant discounts on their everyday expenses. Business is booming and we’ve got high hopes for the future.

You’ll be in safe hands - we are in the 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies To Work For 2017'.

We’re rapidly growing and to support our product aspirations we’re extending our Engineering team outside of our London HQ and into the vibrant city of Lisbon.

Who you are

  • interested in the technical challenges of scaling a fast-growing SaaS product
  • a natural leader
  • confident in building a team
  • looking to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
  • fantastic at communicating in English
  • keen to collaborate closely with our product, QA, DevOps, Back-end and Front-end teams
  • likes the challenge of building something new and taking it all the way to production
  • keen to find and use the best technologies to solve the problem at hand

What will you be doing?

A bit like Spotify we work in Squads (small super-focussed cross-functional teams) who work on their own product with a mix of developers, product managers, UX, QAs, and DevOps. Each squad has a high degree of autonomy and is more or less self-managing...goodbye sign-off processes, risk assessments and red tape. If you want to make a splash and take ownership of the work you do you’ve come to the right place.

As the Tech Lead in Lisbon you’ll be tasked with hiring and training a brand new squad. The squad will be cross-functional and will work on one of our Perkbox products. With support from our London based engineering team and collaboration with our London based product manager, we hope you and the people you hire will get all you need to feel like part of the family and to build amazing products for our customers.

Learn more about our engineering culture here.

Main requirements

We’re looking for a top-notch technologist and leader; somebody who can be our first hire overseas based in Lisbon, somebody that can spend considerable time in London to understand our Engineering Culture, somebody who can embody our coding standards and processes, somebody who can build a team around them in Lisbon and somebody who is a great communicator.

Experience in:

  • PHP or Golang (4+ years)
  • React
  • agile environments
  • building RESTful API’s
  • object-oriented programming languages

Ability to:

  • handle the complexities of a distributed system
  • pick up new technologies quickly to solve problems
  • apply TDD & DDD principles

Understanding of:

  • NoSQL & SQL technologies
  • how to build for scale
  • containerization with docker


My friend, you would agree it would be a bit silly to have an employee perks company called Perkbox and not offer our own team amazing perks, no?

The hint is in the name.

You, of course, get all the perks we offer to our customers. We also do regular team lunches, out of office days and team building nights.

We also have a generous learning budget, rapid progression paths (for the right people) and a huge blow out all-hands party twice per year.

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