Development Team Leader

  • Engineering / Development
  • Madrid, Spain

Development Team Leader

Job description

Are you a Senior Developer who wants to spend a little less time battling with the code and instead redirect your career towards team management activities? If you are excited about leading a team of PHP Developers, then this role is for you.


Join us at Scalefast and revolutionize the E-commerce experience… In 2025, you will be able to refill your organic shampoo straight out of the shower by touching the wall. Your next favorite sneakers will be guessed and delivered by cyber-birds. Your coffee machine will automatically customize your coffee based on your mood. Do you want to help customers to have the best shopping experience? Heck Yeah!

Scalefast helps amazing brands develop a successful Direct-to-Consumer online business. Our next-generation technology platform is built to optimize modern eCommerce. Our end-to-end infrastructure includes global merchant-of-record agreements, fulfillment, subscription, loyalty programs, and finance functions to deliver new revenue and delightful brand experiences with a proven track record with global brands.


At Scalefast we are constantly looking for talented people to join our projects. Our start-up environment is very open-minded, we love to test and implement new ideas. If you think you are ready to enjoy your work and be part of a great team, keep reading to see how you match our current needs.


What can I expect at Scalefast?

  • Competitive salary and a career path adapted to each person's abilities and experience within a company that is growing continuously
  • 2 days a week working from home
  • A flexible schedule and total conciliation between work and family life including reduced timetable during one month in summer
  • Become part of a multi-cultural happy family where you can contribute with your experience and learn from the experience of others
  • Work with amazing brands
  • Get the opportunity to influence the future of our services and platform
  • Excellent working environment with frequent social activities (hackathons, Spartan races, quarterly whole-team social event)
  • Central Madrid office located an 8-minute walk from Atocha train station, with a bus stop and BiciMad station right outside the office
  • Kitchen and dining facilities as well as a fully stocked games room with games consoles etc. - great to disconnect from work for a while and have fun with your colleagues.
  • Discounted parking space in the office building if you’re coming by car, bicycle parking for those worried about their carbon footprint.
  • Access to private sales by some of the exclusive brands we work with
  • Enrollment in English lessons that take place during working hours
  • Mental Health Wellbeing Program

Job requirements

Key Responsibilities:

On people management:

  • be the direct leaders of their teams:  motivate, advise and guide developers through their Scalefast experience
  • keep developers well trained to perform their tasks and will make them aware of all the technical tools and processes of the company
  • share their knowledge and experience on the platform with the developers they are responsible for
  • make suggestions on the assignment of tasks for the developers
  • watch the career progress of developers and help design their career paths

On tech management:

  • lead the technical project they are part of
  • keep the technical coherence of the whole project and be the main technical analysts of their teams, making sure all the functional requirements are met
  • make sure all development tasks are being accomplished properly, unblocking developers of any issue they may encounter
  • build the planning for the project using their technical experience, reviewing estimations, and allocating the right developers for each task
  • make sure technical processes and tools are being correctly used throughout the project
About you:
  • Bachelor’s degree, FP II in Computer Science, or similar demonstrable
  • English is a must (B2 or higher, certification not required)
  • High experience with PHP and LEMP stacks or another scripting language
  • High experience with Linux, Git, and MySQL
  • Experience with Laravel or any other modern backend framework
  • Experience with AngularJS or any other front framework
  • Experience with testing frameworks like PHPUnit / Codeception
  • Strong knowledge in OOP and its design patterns
  • Knowledge of basic security principles

Nice to have:

  • Stay up to date with the industry practices, tools, and market trends
  • DevOps practices knowledge
  • Sysadmin practices knowledge
  • Ability to review coworkers code
  • Debugging skills
  • PSR / Clean code rules

Today, more than 20 million people around the world buy through our stores. We celebrate the diversity of our customer base, and we want our employees to reflect those differences. At Scalefast, we’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We strive to be a more equal opportunity workplace.