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Technical Lead/Senior Developer UK

Engineering | Waterloo, United Kingdom | Full Time

Job Description

About the Role

At Billforward, our billing and WiFi commerce platform powers some of the largest Software and ISP companies in the UK and North America.

We are currently enhancing our WiFi commerce platform and are looking for a talented Lead Developer to take up the challenge and help define WiFi Commerce for the next decade.

The ideal candidate has a proven track record of leading small teams and deep insights into how to design, build and ship software that impacts the bottom line.

We are still a small team, well-funded, growing quickly and focused on building a world-class company.


We are looking for an experienced full stack lead developer to head up the team responsible for taking our WiFi commerce platform to the next level.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading small teams and at least 3 years of experience building large-scale Java/Kotlin, PHP and/or JavaScript applications and a deep understanding of the APIs that power them.

Caring deeply about the customer experience is a must. Our UI is powered from our public APIs, so attention to detail and semantics are important at every level.

We work iteratively and deploy often (can be several times a day). We use ViewJS and Zurb as our front-end application framework. Other technologies on our web application stack include Sass, PHP (CodeIgniter), and MySQL for the data store.




  • Proven track record of leading small teams
  • Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience designing RESTful APIs
  • Track record of building great applications with the user experience in mind
  • Excellent debugging and optimisation skills
  • Unit/integration testing experience
  • PHP knowledge


  • Experience with ViewJS
  • Experience with Java/Kotlin
  • Interest in visualising complex and time-series data

Some tools that we use or evaluating

  • Nginx
  • Python
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Docker
  • Prometheus
  • Node
  • Java
  • Kotlin


We offer competitive salaries, new laptop, and the opportunity to work with a smart, motivated team where you will see your contribution daily.   We have centrally located offices London & San Francisco.  Sound like somewhere you'd thrive? We'd love to hear from you. Submit your CV.

Billforward is a billing and revenue company.  All prospective employees will be subject to a background check.

Billforward is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.