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Posted on: 18 February 2024





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Tech Lead

Company Description

At Xplor, we believe that helping people make the most of each day is the most rewarding way to spend ours. We give small and medium-sized businesses cloud-based, intuitive technology solutions that enable them to manage all the hassles of running and growing a business, so business owners can get back to doing what they love. We are unified by our purpose of helping people to succeed. So, when you become part of our team, you also become part of the personal connection that strengthens the relationship people have with Xplor products.

Job Description

What would make me a good candidate? We are looking for curious and empathetic people. We also love to hear from people who are motivated by meaningful work, resonate with our four core values, have a positive outlook, are comfortable with ambiguity and thrive working in an ever-evolving and complex environment. We are inspired by meeting big picture thinkers and doers, people who can be both tactical and strategic, aim high and put people first in everything they do. 

The role as a Tech Lead will see you responsible for delivering leadership and solutions within a team of developers, ensuring the smooth delivery of business goals. You will be participating in the development and maintenance of a complex SaaS product with a significant sized system, with multiple integrations with external systems (using REST APIs). You will gain experience with a scaling product which is running around the globe for millions of users every second. We are using SOLID, automated, tested and simple solutions. 

Below are the key responsibilities for the role:

  • Instil best practice within a delivery team
  • Guiding the team in making decisions that are aligned with the companies strategic objectives
  • Being an escalation point for other developers
  • Lead/ contribute to discovery work where new technology or features are to be deployed
  • Planning of resources, workloads, priorities and outcomes
  • Out of the box thinking
  • Taking on more complex development tasks
  • Mentoring other developers and leading by example

  • PHP 7+ using clean code approach
  • Symfony (or similar MVC framework)
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Single Page Applications (React for future development. Vue.js and Angular.js is beneficial for legacy systems)
  • MySQL (Redis, MongoDB and DynamoDB beneficial) 
  • Git
  • Jira and Confluence
  • Experience of managing an Agile / Scrum team
  • Confidently run and take part in Agile ceremonies
  • Ability to perform high level design and detailed design analysis and create relevant documentation
  • Desire to instil development best practice in the Software Delivery Lifecycle 
  • Ability to challenge - from estimates to code reviews
  • Excellent communications on both technical and non-technical subjects

Nice to have:

  • Cloud platforms and serverless architectures - we use AWS (Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, IAM, EventBridge, SNS, SQS, S3, CDK)
  • Docker
  • Python
  • OWASP experience

Additional Information

At Xplor, we believe that the best innovation and ideas happen at the intersections of our differences - people of diverse cultures, generations, disciplines, and lived experiences. So even if you think you do not tick all the boxes, we still encourage you to apply.

Values and Life at Xplor

Our four core values guide us from how we hire and recognise our team members to how we interact with our customers day to day:

  • Make life simple
  • Build for people
  • Move with purpose
  • Create lasting communities

If these values sound like you, and describe people you want to work with, you will thrive at Xplor. As an Xplorer, you will be part of a global network of talented colleagues who will support your success. We look for commonalities and shared passions and give people the tools they need to deliver great work and grow at speed.

Some of our perks and benefits are:

· 12 weeks Gender Neutral Paid Parental Leave for both primary and secondary carer

· #GiveBackDays/Commitment to social impact – 3 extra days off to volunteer and give back to your local community

· Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, plus regular career and growth conversations with your leader, as part of Xplor GPS

· Ongoing dedication to Diversity & Inclusion initiatives such as D&I Council, Global Mentorship Program

· Access to free mental health support

· Flexible working arrangements


Ready to apply? To start your application, please submit your resume and we will be in touch as soon as we can. Please include the word "moonshot" at the top of your message to the Hiring Manager so that we know you took the time to read our job ad.



We understand that diverse candidates have diverse needs. We welcome you to inform us of any additional needs related to completing your job application or participating in the interview process, via talent@xplortechnologies.com. 

More about us 

Xplor Technologies is a global platform integrating SaaS solutions, embedded payments, and Commerce Accelerating Technologies to help businesses succeed. Xplor provides enterprise-grade SaaS solutions for businesses in “everyday life” verticals: Childcare & Education; Fitness & Wellbeing, Field Services and Personal Services – and a global cloud-based payment processing platform.

Xplor Technologies serves over 78,000 customers that processed over $36 billion in payments, operating across 20 markets in 2022. 

Good to know

To be considered for employment, you must be legally authorised to work in the location (country) you're applying for. Xplor does not sponsor visas, either at the time of hire or at any later time. 

We kindly ask you to apply through our careers portal or external job boards only. Please don't send your application via email. 

To learn more about us and our products, please visit www.xplortechnologies.com/gb/careers.

We also invite you to check out our Candidate FAQs for more information about our recruitment process www.xplortechnologies.com/us/recruitment-faqs.

Xplor is dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


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