“I am constantly excited by what’s coming next at ROLI and growing to meet these new challenges with a great team of talented people. Good work is always well appreciated which makes it all the more rewarding.”

- Dorian McFarland, Lead DevOps Engineer


ROLI is looking for an experienced Platform Technical Lead to grow our cloud-based music creation platform.

We’re looking for a technical lead who is excited about modern web technologies to take ownership of our platform and support back-end services. We're at a critical point in planning our future developments and we need the expertise and insight of an experienced developer to help us scale and fulfil our bold ambitions within the music tech world.

As our Platform Technical Lead, you will take an active role in development, working closely with other developers and key stakeholders within the business, and report directly to the VP of Engineering. Working primarily on our JavaScript AWS-hosted stack, you will be improving and expanding our RESTful API, the e-commerce solutions we use, as well as planning and building new collaborative online tools to support our expanding suite of products.

WIth your experience of engineering management in an agile environment, you will be responsible for leading a small, close-knit team with a wide remit working across multiple platforms, including roli.com, juce.com, and fxpansion.com. You will take primary responsibility for webOps at ROLI: looking after the running systems architecture and ensuring the optimum uptime, security and integrity of all of our online services and public facing websites.

We do sprints and standups, communicate a lot, support each other, fight fires, value each other’s opinions and constantly strive to collaboratively improve our working environment.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage the ROLI platform tech stack
  • Be responsible for 100% uptime of all of our online services
  • Take a proactive role in holding our security measures to the highest standard
  • Lead the front-end and API development team
  • Communicate and collaborate with teams across ROLI to help architect the best solutions for the company’s online needs
  • Support other team members by reviewing their code and offering mentorship (we all do this)

What you’ll need:

  • Advanced experience building RESTful APIs with MongoDB, Express & Node.js
  • Demonstrable solid, hands on experience with AWS, CI/CD pipelines and JWT
  • An ability to understand where, how and why things go wrong, combined with a passion for problem solving
  • Experience with external web service integrations such as API driven SaaS solutions
  • An inquisitive mind and demonstrable examples of implementing proactive solutions
  • Superb time-management skills and the ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels
  • A passion for music, technology and/or startups

ROLI offers:

  • A range of meaningful benefits including:
    • Following probation, a competitive health care cash plan
    • A company pension scheme
    • 23 days holiday with 2 additional social impact days and the standard 8 statutory holiday days
    • 20 hours per year dedicated to volunteering within the local community
    • ‘Lending Library’ of all ROLI products
    • Team member discounts on ROLI products
    • Wellness programme including fortnightly massages, weekly guided meditation and yoga
    • Apple laptop and relevant software licenses for your role and beyond
    • Generous Parental Leave policy
    • Frequent friends and family events
    • A great working environment, featuring daily complimentary homemade vegetarian lunches as well as fresh baked bread, limitless home­made GOLDnola
    • A dedicated company-wide Hack Day every four weeks to expand your skill­s
    • The opportunity to create your own “4pm” class to skillshare both your technical and creative skill sets with other ROLI team members
    • A generous bike-to-work scheme plus in-house bike storage  
  • A competitive salary according to your level of experience

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