Front End Team Lead

  • Birmingham, UK
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Maplecroft

Company Description

We help the world see new possibilities and inspire change for a better tomorrow. Our analytic solutions bridge content, data, and analytics to help businesses, people, and society become stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable.

As organizations strive to understand and adapt to a fast-changing world, we empower them to put the environment, human rights, and political risk at the heart of their decision-making. We do this by providing unparalleled intelligence on sustainability, resilience, and ESG – stitching together these disparate issues into an interconnected global view, built upon objective insight and data. By thinking about the‘ big picture’ we capture what matters most to our partners; making positive outcomes possible in a time of change; helping people, businesses and societies become stronger; creating value with values.

Job Description

About the Role

Verisk Maplecroft are looking for an experienced Front End Team Lead who is passionate about delivering high quality software solutions and embraces the challenges presented by the ever-changing landscape of web application development. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working primarily on our client facing web application (GRiD) and will be involved in leading all areas of the software development life cycle. As a Team Lead in the Technology Team, you will be empowered to drive both technical and user-focused improvements to our products and solutions; continually improving our tooling and delivering sustainable and effective software solutions.

What we offer: 

  • Excellent working culture centered on inclusivity and collaboration 
  • Structured planning for career professional development 
  • Comprehensive training and on-boarding 
  • Modern development practices and standards
  • Flexible working 
  • AWS certification supported and funded 
  • Bonus scheme 
  • Private health insurance 
  • Holiday purchase/sell scheme 
  • Save as You Earn share scheme

About the Day-to-Day Responsibilities of the Role

  • Leading an agile team in requirements gathering, refinement, and delivery of user-focused improvements
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with management and other team leads on technical projects
  • Deliver high-quality, maintainable well-tested code that meets user requirements
  • Peer review other developers' work in a thorough and constructive manner
  • Work collaboratively with other Developers, Project Owners, UX, designers, and QA engineers to deliver high-quality solutions
  • Look for and drive opportunities to improve code quality, development processes, and team satisfaction


About You and How You Can Excel in This Role

The software teams utilize a range of programming languages and frameworks suited to their area of specialism.  The majority of our client facing web applications are written in the Angular framework, integrating with our own APIs and deployed to AWS through our CI/CD pipelines.  As Team Lead, you will require a thorough understanding of the Angular framework and architecting within its constraints, and will be able to make best use of Angular’s features to guide your team in adhering to best practice and convention.

You will also need:

  • Strong Typescript, JavaScript, HTML and CSS skills and experience
  • Good understanding of front-end web technologies and how web browsers behave and perform
  • Knowledge and experience in applying Web Security best practices
  • Good understanding of git and working collaboratively on team-level code bases
  • Industry experience in working within an Agile software development framework in small or medium sized teams
  • To show leadership experience in prior projects or teams
  • A proven track record in a commercial software development role
  • Experience with rxjs and reactive-style programming
  • Good knowledge of testing, in particular unit and integration testing with Jasmine, Jest or similar
  • Experienced in consuming Rest APIs

Experience in any of the below technologies would be beneficial but are not firm requirements. The role will give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience into these areas.

  • Ngrx, Redux or similar state management approaches
  • e2e and/or BDD testing
  • Python / Django
  • AWS
  • Using or configuring Docker / Containerization
  • Node.js
  • CI/CD pipeline configuration
  • Certifications in cloud technologies (the company will support gaining AWS certifications for those interested)


Additional Information

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the fifth consecutive year. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce.  Verisk’s Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

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