Web Front End Team Lead
Soho House
London, England, GB
1d ago

Who We Are

We are a collection of members' clubs, restaurants, hotels and cinemas, catering to those in the film, media, fashion and creative industries.

The company has unique ventures throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, with new openings planned globally. Soho House is a space for its diverse membership and teams to connect, grow, have fun and make an impact.

Opportunities for all

Soho House was created to bring diverse communities of people together, and we take the same approach when building our teams.

We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a global company. Soho House is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

The Role

As the Web lead, you will be responsible for leading the front end team across multiple feature teams to transform the company's front end applications into a best in class experience, thinking strategically to create a stable and performant front end app that can be repurposed, while showcasing our eminent Soho House design.

This is a technical role with a very significant impact. The ideal candidate will have a wide working knowledge and provable history of creating highly performant web pages, addressing SEO considerations, shaping flexible design systems, and writing clean well architected code.

Responsibilities :

  • Leading web platform team, contributing and modelling best practice code that provides the foundations of feature team work.
  • Working with the creative team to deliver a flexible and reusable platform across business streams
  • Collaborating closely with internal teams to provide solutions that are well architected, secure and in line with accessibility and web standards.
  • Extend the app to support future expansion and flexbility to re-use the tooling across multiple sites.
  • Ensuring modern software engineering practices are used (e.g., automated testing, paired code reviews, writing extensible readable code)
  • Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience as a web Lead or similar with a front end team, having a high sense of ownership, urgency, independence and drive to accomplish objectives.
  • Proven track record of getting things done, with oversight across multiple teams, working with various internal teams while consistently delivering on schedule.
  • Experience and interest in mentorship through code reviews and technical discussions.
  • Excellent time management staying on top of multiple workstreams, managing a large set of to-dos and priorities.
  • Deep knowledge of Node JS and javascript / Typescript
  • Knowledge of templating frameworks as Vue, Nuxt or similar.
  • Full understanding and experience developing to web standards, especially WCAG 2.1 and to be able to create guidance to assure development adherence
  • Excellent knowledge of CSS and the paint cycle of pages to optimise rendering.
  • Full understanding of web page load lifecycle and provable experience in having addressed performance issues and creating performant web pages.
  • Including knowledge on how performance metrics such as time to first paint and time to interactive.

  • Be able to define measurable goals, objectives, and align these with the company's roadmap and objectives.
  • You will have created design systems and have a great knowledge around translating creative design into a flexible design system.
  • Strong drive to get results, ability to build and lead a team across geographically distributed locations while simultaneously being hands-on and able to troubleshoot issues on a day-to-day basis.
  • Knowledge of apps within kubernetes would be beneficial
  • Benefits

    Soho House offers competitive compensation packages that feature global benefits and perks. Whether you’re seeking entry-level employment or a new opportunity to expand your profession, we offer training to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary to grow your career.

  • Discounts at Soho House globally, as well as Soho Home and Cowshed
  • Annual Every House Membership
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Private Health and Dental Care
  • Cycle to Work Scheme / Season Ticket Loan
  • In conjunction with Soho Impact, take 3 days paid a year to support a charity of your choice.
  • Cookhouse & House Tonic : Our Cookhouse & House Tonic programmes offer unique food and drink trainings, events and opportunities to inspire and educate.
  • Team Events : From fitness sessions to cinema screenings and art classes, each month we hold a series of fun events which you can sign up to.
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