Technical Lead (Full Stack)

Tech#Exads · Porto, Portugal
Department Tech#Exads
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

EXADS is a young international software startup specialising in adtech. In business since 2013, EXADS is a self-sufficient, well funded and privately owned company with offices in Dublin and Porto. We are part of EXOGROUP, a set of companies made up of +150 talents and offering a wide range of services within the digital business landscape with headquarters in Barcelona and offices in Dublin, Porto, Valencia, Madrid, Tarragona and Buenos Aires.

As a company, we actively develop and maintain our own proprietary ad-serving technology platform and custom-built infrastructure enabling us to innovate and deploy new features and functionality quickly in a fast-moving and demanding industry.

We are revolutionising the online ad-serving industry for advertisers, publishers and networks alike and are seeking to recruit a talented Technical Lead (Full-stack) to join our dedicated development team in Porto. This role will take ownership of leading the technical aspect of a development team through successful delivery of projects, including designing, building and scaling our platform offerings across a wide range of web and mobile projects which utilise cutting edge technologies such as Big Data and Real Time Statistics Computation.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for open-source software and enjoy working in a fast-paced, challenging but rewarding environment. 


  • Development of modular, testable and scalable software components for core platform and Web services/APIs
  • Code optimisation for performance and scalability. Maintenance/refactoring of legacy systems 
  • Research and development of new and emerging technologies 
  • Contribute to team process improvement adhering to industry best practice and principles
  • Participate in regular code reviews and team knowledge sharing activities 
  • Be the technical lead and mentor for a team of developers and guarantee the delivery of quality software
  • Delegate workload to team members in accordance with roadmaps and priorities
  • Provide team members with the necessary tools and background knowledge to perform the role to a high standard
  • Provide feedback to management on both a regular and adhoc basis
  • Participate in hiring process
  • Onboard and mentor new team members

Skills and Experience:

  • 6+ years object-oriented PHP development experience (preferably PHP 7+)
  • Solid foundation in SQL databases and design, specifically MariaDB
  • Strong experience with caching tools and techniques (APC, Memcached)
  • Capable of building server-side and client-side applications with PHP, Javascript (Angular preferable), HTML
  • Strong knowledge about design patterns, security and performance concepts
  • Good understanding of RESTful architectures
  • Knowledge of Git / Github and related workflows in a distributed team environment
  • Excellent written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills (English)
  • 2+ years professional experience leading an engineering team
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies (Kanban / Scrum) and related management tools (JIRA, Confluence, Slack)
  • Experience with Golang & Python would be advantageous
  • Exposure to Big Data solutions would be advantageous
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead by example

Education & Qualifications:

BS/MS in Computer Science/related technical discipline OR equivalent experience

What we offer:

We offer a position in a young, dynamic and international environment and the opportunity for permanent training, personal development, ambitious career growth and a competitive salary based on experience. Critical skills visa and relocation package can also be offered to the right candidate.

Most of all, we offer a position in a team that thrives on achievement, success and leadership within our industry. Our core company value is innovation: where people and creativity drive innovative technology. If you have a passion for open-source software and enjoy working in a fast-paced, challenging but rewarding environment, this position is for you!

Our company benefits:

Flexible start times - Health insurance - Your Birthday off as a paid holiday - EXOGROUP University, our in-house training - Udemy training - Employee referral program bonus - Off-site team building days out - Fresh fruit - Friday team breakfast - English & Spanish classes


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