Software Development Team Lead - Internet of Things

London, Greater London
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:29 Apr, 2019

Role Title: Software Development Team Lead

Location: London

Are you bold? Innovative? Inquisitive? Great, then we can help you thrive…

The V by Vodafone team was created just 2 years ago to pioneer a new way of connecting our 500 million customers globally to the world of Internet of Things.

We’re a team of fearless, restless visionaries in a completely new technology, on a mission to create world-changing products that connect people to their homes, their smart devices, and the things they love. Using our smart V SIM card, innate objects can now be controlled and monitored from anywhere at anytime, giving people the opportunity to do things they have never done before, offering freedom, security and control on a new level.

We have already launched 15 products in 7 markets internationally …and we just can’t stop!

This is where you come in…

We are seeking like-minded intrepid explorers to join us. People that aren’t afraid to take risks. The daring ones, the trailblazers, the pioneers!

As Principal Manager Software Development in Consumer IoT you’re a leading part of our global development team and you are responsible for building digital products from scratch as well as evolving existing solutions we have built. You love solving problems, you’re willing to embrace the unknown, and you’re able to work cross-functionally in distributed teams. You’ll join a dedicated team of specialists committed to producing world-changing products in the digital industry in the space of IoT. 

You share our prioritization of user centricity and passion for learning and experimenting. You’ll work with a team of experienced developers whom you will inspire to come up with the next big thing. Given your experience in software development you will inspire the team to grow by sharing your knowledge with them and mentoring individuals. Being open for learning new things from the team, our customers and beyond in the exiting new fields of IoT for consumers is a must have.


We’re looking for a creative, entrepreneurial and positive team player who is a real expert in leading world class software development teams.

With us you will:
  • Develop software for a continuously growing platform in a explorative space of IoT for consumers
  • Mentor and grow a team of world class software developers
  • Design architecture that is simple, scalable, secure and serves the needs of our customers
  • Set quality standards and drive continuous improvement.
  • Shape how software development teams work and how we collaborate in large scale agile product delivery team teams
Apply if you have:
  • Experienced: You have at least 6-8 years of experience working with Java or Python
  • Passionate: You love working with code and developing people
  • Quality focused: You understand what it means to write SOLID, well tested code
  • Agile: You are comfortable with change and working on a broad variety of topics
  • A strong communicator: You are humble but opinionated and can serve as an intellectual sparring partner. You are a good coach for your team.
  • Education: You have work which speaks for itself, whether you are self-taught or have school credentials
  • Deep knowledge of large scale software development projects and delivery in agile environments, ideally consumer services.
  • Deep experience in software development with Java, Python
  • Experience  in designing and developing microservice-based solutions
  • Experience  in leading software development teams
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Broad experience and skills in the area of IT and/or Telecommunications and/or IoT
What you can expect from us:
  • Dedicated support and mentoring
  • Opportunity to develop and progress – plus a solid dedication to work-life balance. It all means you’ll have everything you need to advance your career, and achieve your full potential.
  • Annual company bonus
  • 28 day’s holiday
  • Contributory company pension scheme
Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on

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