Development Team Lead (Full Stack)

Tech#Exads · Dublin, Ireland
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 Development Team Lead (Full-stack) to join our dedicated development team in Dublin. This role will take ownership of leading a team through successful delivery of projects, including designing, building and scaling our platform offerings across a wide range of web and mobile projects.

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 

  • Responsible for leading and mentoring a team of developers for the development and delivery of quality software

  • Delegate workload to team members in accordance with roadmaps and priorities

  • Ensure standards and good design principles are adhered to by all members of the team

  • Provide team members with the necessary tools and background knowledge to perform the role to a high standard.

  • Run regular code reviews with the team to validate software design and good practices as well as to promote career development in new technologies and trends.

  • Provide feedback to management on both a regular and adhoc basis

  • Participate in hiring process

  • Onboard and mentor new team members

  • Lead initiatives for training and knowledge development

  • Hold 1-to-1 meetings with team members on a regular basis

  • Conduct annual reviews and appraisals 

Skills and Experience:


  • 2+ years professional experience leading an engineering team

  • Strong people management experience

  • 6+ years object-oriented PHP (5.6 / 7+) development experience

  • Experience with Golang & Python would be advantageous

  • Strong knowledge and practice of Object Oriented Design patterns and principles (SOLID, GoF, MVC, Dependency Injection)

  • Thorough understanding of the HTTP protocol and RESTful architectures

  • Experience with caching (APC, Memcache)

  • Solid foundation in SQL databases and design, specifically MySQL. Exposure to NoSQL and Big Data solutions would be advantageous

  • High competency of HTML, CSS, Javascript (Angular preferable) and general web standards

  • Experience using Git/GitHub and related workflows in a distributed team environment

  • Comfortable working in Unix/Linux environments

  • Exposure to Agile methodologies (Kanban/Scrum) and related management tools (JIRA, Confluence, Slack)

  • Appreciation of TDD, Pair-Programming and Continuous Integration and deployment

  • Excellent written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills

  • 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 - Private health insurance - Employer contributory pension - Your Birthday off as a paid holiday - Taxsaver and bike to work schemes - EXOGROUP University, our in-house training - Employee referral program bonus - Off-site team building days out - Office games room/chill-out zone - Fresh fruit - Friday team breakfast - Pilates classes - Massages -  English & Spanish classes - Subsidised lunches - Subsidised gym - Safari books online license  


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