Lead Web Developer

  • IOHK
  • Feb 11, 2021

Job Description


As the Lead Web Developer within the Web Development team at IO Global you will play a key role in ensuring consistent, high-quality delivery of our web assets. Our sites are our shop window and provide the means by which the public interact with our products and the efforts of the business as a whole. Beyond just being an efficient way of accessing information, we have the ambition for our sites to represent best in class for their design and build - a reflection of the products we create.

You'll be joining a team of four who operate on a Jamstack setup consisting of Gatsby, GitHub and Netlify. You should be well versed in these technologies as well as Javascript, Node JS, React and GraphQL. Also, as the team lead, it will be your responsibility to stay abreast of emerging trends in web development and to select the best technologies to use in any given scenario.

Ultimately, you are the friendly, dependable face of Web Development - you and your team deliver great work that exceeds expectations under challenging circumstances.

Your mission

  • To take ownership of the IOHK Web Development output - you'll be entrusted with the autonomy to structure things as you see fit, and the tooling and people you need to ensure our output is best in class
  • Line management and career development of the Web Development team of four and hiring additional people as required
  • Working closely with the IOHK Design team to ensure output meets the company's vision, and ensuring that the vision is achievable
  • Working with the Creative Services Director to scope out projects and decide on appropriate resources; identifying shortcomings in processes or tooling; and helping rectify any shortcomings
  • Engaging with teams across the business to define and build usable front-ends that interface with their work, typically a blockchain-based service
  • Adding value to the projects you are participating in - not just assessing how we can deliver, but asking how we can deliver beyond what is being requested
  • Whilst you are team lead, the team is small and growing, and you should expect to find yourself pitching in to build reusable, well-commented code and libraries for future use as well as reviewing pull requests from other team members
  • Prototyping fast turnaround test implementations or proofs of concepts
  • Working with the Quality Assurance team to ensure builds meet agreed test cases and standards
  • Implementation of project deliverables to deadline, and supporting the business to deliver on its commitments.


Your expertise

  • Expert skill in NPM, Node JS, Javascript, React, GraphQL, HTML and CSS
  • Static site knowledge, with Gatsby and Netlify CMS especially
  • Use of common work-tracking software (Jira, Slack and Asana)
  • Comfortable leading web development projects, selecting appropriate tooling and justifying choices against project requirements
  • Able to earn the trust of the team and colleagues and be the authoritative voice on web development within the organisation
  • Unafraid of working to deadlines and handling change
  • Great communication skills
  • A level head in pressured situations
  • A keenness to learn and share your knowledge with the team and beyond
  • Experience of working with UX/design teams as well as having a good understanding of design principles
  • Knowledge of image and design etools such as Photoshop, Sketch, and InVision
  • A relevant degree such as computer Science or software engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment where you regularly ship public-facing web assets
  • Experience as a lead developer on a project
  • Line management experience is not essential, but this must be something you are interested in developing and you will be supported in this
  • Understanding of blockchain products and services would be beneficial but you will be supported in this area if there is a knowledge gap.



IOHK is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position.

All Colleagues

  • Flexible schedule
  • Remote work - ability to work anywhere
  • Laptop reimbursement
  • New starter package to buy hardware essentials (headphones, monitor, etc)
  • Udemy for Business
  • Competitive PTO and Sick Leave plan

US Employees

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits coverage through Anthem with 100% premium cost covered by IO Global for the employee and dependents
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance

UK Employees

  • Monthly Health Stipend to use towards any wellness or medical coverage/service
  • Pension