Web Applications Lead

Galway, IE/  Salary: Competitive

It’s exciting times at EssentialSkillz as we grow our company! Based in our attractive offices in Galway, we have a new opportunity for a Web Applications Lead to join our close-knit team! The qualified candidate will lead a small team of talented Web Application Developers.

EssentialSkillz was founded in Galway in 2001 and is the market leading provider of Health & Safety eLearning in the UK. We require passionate people who care about making a contribution to join our equally committed team in Galway and play an integral part in our future growth and success.

  • We enjoy success through the delivery of results

  • We build long term relationships based on honesty and reliability

  • We develop a sense of belonging, enjoyment and fulfilment

  • We enjoy a work environment of trust and collaboration


Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of wide range of projects and work with a team of engineers.

  • Accountable for the on time delivery of software development projects.

  • Acts as point of escalation within the Development team for technical issues.

  • Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits.

  • Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team.

  • Contribute with suggestions / improvements to software.


  • 5+ Web Applications Experience.

  • Experience with modern web languages and frameworks preferably PHP, Javascript (Vue.js, Node.js), Python, Ruby.

  • Strong understanding of the web development lifecycle and agile programming techniques and tools (Jira, SVN, Git, Scrum/Kanban).

  • Experience in MVC frameworks is advantageous but not essential (CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Zend).


  • Degree in Information Technology or related Qualification.

Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritise tasks and work within deadlines with little supervision.

  • attention to detail.

  • Ability to understand and work with existing source code.

  • Good problem solving skills with a "can-do" attitude.

  • Focus on efficiency, user experience, and process improvement.

  • Excellent project and time management skills.

  • Strong problem solving and verbal and written communication skills.


What we offer:

No day is the same in EssentialSkillz - we are a motivated, driven team of individuals united by a shared passion for e-learning and first class customer service. We offer learning and growth opportunities and reward hard work and results.

  • Training
  • Generous Health Allowance
  • Flexi Hours
  • Career Development opportunities
  • 50% Employee Discount in nearby Restaurant
  • Kitchen stocked with soups, salads and fruit.
  • Cake Day every Friday!
  • Excellent working conditions: you'll be working with a very cool team in a great office.

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