Engineering Team Lead


Location: Remote - UK/EU only

Job Type: Full time


Working at Adaptavist

The Adaptavist Group is a global family of companies with a common goal. We combine the best of teamwork, technology, and processes, helping all kinds of businesses be better today and tomorrow.

We are experts at delivering enterprise software, tailored solutions, and quality services across some of the world’s most trusted technology ecosystems, including Atlassian, AWS, Slack, GitLab, and Aha!

We make change happen. From anywhere.

Our flexible, remote-first way of working means that work can fit around your life, rather than your life fitting around work.

About Us

Adaptavist’s mission is to help organizations embrace the right tools, processes, and culture to make transformation their competitive advantage. And it all starts with you.

Working at Adaptavist is unlike any other job you’ve ever had. We trust you from day one. We encourage curiosity. We champion diversity. We’re never afraid to try something new.

Excited yet?

Our flexible, remote-first way of working means that you can now fit work around your life, instead of trying to fit your life around work. You can even take as much vacation as you want. Yes, really!

As part of The Adaptavist Group, we make up a family of brands that combine people, processes, and technology to make businesses better. Offering trusted consultancy, app development, training, hosting, and licensing, we believe our unique and open culture underpins our status as the go-to partner of choice within the Atlassian Ecosystem.

Some of our UK benefits include:

- Unlimited Holiday
- Pension matching up to 5%
- Employee assistance programme
- Udemy Online Learning
- Volunteer Days
- Flexible working hours
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
- Season ticket loan
- Eye Care Vouchers
- Life Assurance
- Income Protection Scheme
- Private Medical with Bupa
- Bring your dog to work
- Adaptavist Rewards

About the role

The Engineering Team Lead will help shape and define the Engineering culture alongside the other Team Leads and Engineering Managers. You will work alongside an Engineering Manager and the wider Product team locally and remotely to shape the development of ScriptRunner for Jira DC products.

In addition to leading a team of engineers, you'll work closely with product managers and leadership to build a roadmap to deliver quality features and fixes to our customers. You'll be managing the balance of your individual contributions and supporting your team in delivery. As a senior engineer on the team, you'll be responsible for facilitating solution design, building on the knowledge and skills in the team as well as reaching out to other engineering teams for input. Most importantly, you will be a servant leader to your team.

What you'll be doing

  • Lead software development team following agile processes
  • Practice a build, measure, learn mindset for the team to deliver the most value in the shortest time for customers and the business
  • Provide a platform for developers to perform tasks of varying complexity
  • Ensure the team has the right tools, technology and freedom to deliver their work and innovate
  • Deliver updates to key stakeholders
  • Hiring and onboarding new team members
  • Mentoring, coaching and developing a team of Software Engineers of varying levels of experience
  • Work with direct reports to agree on objectives and to create and support development plans
  • Facilitate and enable collaboration
  • Align the team with product and business priorities
  • Own and drive new functionality from discovery, design, implementation, and testing to deployment and monitoring
  • Investigate problems, identify root causes, fix and document issues, and implement preventive measures
  • Analyse logs and metrics for performance and behaviour to identify and solve issues before they start impacting the platform
  • Provide escalation support for our product following our support process
  • What we're looking for

  • Strong development experience in one backend language (Java, Python, etc.) and one frontend Javascript / Typescript framework (React, Angular, Vue)
  • Experience in Agile Methodologies, preferably in playing the role of ScrumMasterExperience with using CI/CD to deliver software
  • Experience leading and managing a software engineering team
  • Experience in mentoring junior engineers
  • A few nice to haves

  • Atlassian ecosystem experience
  • Any plugin development experience
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, scale-up environment
  • #LI-DA1

    At Adaptavist, we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community, and believe this positively impacts both the creation of our innovative products and our delivery of bespoke solutions to our global customers and our own unique culture. We encourage all qualified applicants, regardless of age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, sex, gender identity, pregnancy and maternity, marriage, and civil partnership status. From our family-friendly policies to our flexible work environment we offer a range of benefits and policies in order to support staff from all different backgrounds. If you have any questions, please do ask us.

    We look forward to your application!
    You’ve got this!