Virgin Media O2 • Reading

Technical Lead - Full Stack

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

We have and amazing new opportunity for an experienced Technical Lead who will lead a technical team delivering digital products.

In this role, you will be the Leading Engineer in an Agile squad(s), ultimately responsible for the engineering quality, design, implementation, and operation of your product.

You'll predominantly be working in defining analysing business needs, crafting solution designs, hands-on development & leading one or more team of engineers. You will also work with Business Partners, Senior Stakeholders, Data Scientists, and UX Designers to design, implement, test, deliver, document, and maintain complex applications, tools, systems, and services.

You'll work with product managers in analysing business metrics and functional requirements and translating them into robust and scalable technical solutions. In addition, you'll work with groundbreaking technologies and processes to develop well-rounded skills such as data analysis, leadership, and effective program management.

You will have significant input into user experience design and will set the technical strategy for your team, creating architecture, and solving problems for the long-term business through best practice approaches to operational excellence, rapid time-to-market delivery, and a frugal total cost of ownership.

You'll be responsible for 40% Solution design & hands-on development, 20% team leadership and mentoring, 20% representing the squad to the wider business of Virgin Media O2, and 20% technical interaction with senior business collaborators.

You will lead the process as well as be hands-on with the full development lifecycle of a system from insight and design through development, review, testing, integration, deployment, and operations.

Who we are

The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.

Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.

Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Demonstrable experience in crafting and designing solution architectures that enforce to architecture roadmaps
  • Solid development experience with building distributed applications, preferably using Node.js/Typescript, GCP services, and Kubernetes. (Must have worked with microservices architecture)
  • Experience with headless CMS
  • Experience in DevOps and working with DevOps tooling, (GCP certified would be phenomenal to see)
  • Experience in defining specifications for micro-services and service orchestration and building microservices using serverless architectures

The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Demonstrable experience of leadership in coaching and mentoring Software Engineers and Test Engineers
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, and describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy.
  • Experience with building large-scale consumer-facing applications
  • Exposure and appreciation of Front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML
  • Recent experience in developing high-quality software using agile techniques such as TDD - (test-driven development)

What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include 1-2 rounds of interviews.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.


Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching

We asked employees of Virgin Media O2 how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom