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Python/Django Tech Team Lead

About the role

Xelix is looking for a Back-End Team Lead to join our fast -growing scale-up. The role offers a mix of managerial tasks (leading a team of 3 -6 developers) and hands- on coding, to ensure your technical skills are utilised and kept up to date.  

The candidate will work alongside the existing Engineering Team Leads and report to the Head of Engineering. 


Technical Responsibilities  

Our mantra is “build for the long term” and so we take pride in our work – producing clean, tested, beautiful code. As a manager you will support your team in this by participating in code and design reviews, giving feedback to developers and encouraging their professional development. You will:  

  • Support developers when they are stuck on a problem  
  • Facilitate architectural decision making  
  • Share knowledge to maintain DRY principles and to ensure the codebase is consistent  
  • Keep up to date with industry developments and bring new technology to the team  

You will be well supported to continue your professional development. This includes a conference allowance, a budget for L&D resources, and a monthly session with your manager to identify and track your learning goals. 


Managerial Responsibilities 

Primarily you would be ensuring your team members are happy and productive.  

    • Mentoring, training and career planning for your team members   
    • Conducting monthly 1-1 sessions.    
    • Collaborating with the Product Team to prioritise and allocate tasks    
    • Recruitment   
    • Promote managerial best practice with your team lead peers 



We are seeking candidates who have 5+ years of non-internship professional development experience, a minimum of 2 years experience leading a development team of at least 3 people and a Computer Science or similar technical degree. 

For a Python / Django Team Lead we expect a strong understanding of the Python / Django ecosystem including:   

  • Familiarity with building RESTful APIs with the Django Rest Framework  
  • Developing robust and scalable solutions in Python  
  • Relational databases (we use PostgreSQL on AWS) 
  • Implementing performance improvement strategies 
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals 

We have a DevOps team that manage CI/CD, Cloud, IaC etc. An understanding of common AWS services, GitHub, Jenkins, Docker, Terraform is desirable but not essential. 



  • Competitive salary
  • 27 days holiday (24 days + 3 days when we close over Christmas)
  • Hybrid working
  • Comprehensive private medical & dental cover
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity cover
  • Learning & development culture – £500 personal annual budget
  • Plugged into the best VC communities in Europe
  • Swanky, dog-friendly office
  • Lots of team socials & activities
  • Annual team retreat


Xelix Behaviours

  • Be Productive – we work with a sense of urgency and take pride in moving quickly
  • Be Proactive – we are forward-thinking and take the initiative.
  • Keep Improving – we believe direct feedback is the key to continual self-development
  • Be Collaborative – We do our best work in a relaxed, authentic environment where everyone has a voice.


About Xelix

Xelix is an enterprise SaaS company offering an AI-powered Control Centre for Accounts Payable teams. We work with some of the largest global companies to automate and enhance their financial control processes. 

We built Xelix to take the pain out of four core AP processes: overpayment and fraud prevention, vendor statement reconciliation, master vendor data cleansing and AP/P2P reporting. Xelix is easy-to-use, cloud-based and flexible, making it suitable for large organisations across all sectors. We pride ourselves on providing 10/10 customer support and love to co-develop functionality with customers. See our customer reviews here: https://www.g2.com/products/xelix/reviews 

Xelix has raised £6m in Seed and Series A funding from VC investors Fintop Capital, Passion Capital and Localglobe, as well as seasoned angels such as Paul Forster (founder of indeed.com) and Simon Burke (ex-CEO of Virgin).

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