Senior Developer / Team Leader

We are seeking a confident and skilful Senior Developer / Team Leader to join our growing team in our Guiseley office. You will soon be managing your own projects, and therefore require good communication, analytical and testing skills.

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your role:

We are currently engaged in a rewrite of one of our flagship systems that we first designed nearly ten years ago. This system has been instrumental in helping our client grow to over 100 employees in six years. Amongst their numerous systems related awards, they are on the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 list. The existing system works well, but is now somewhat dated, and to coincide with further expansion plans, we are redeveloping the architecture and systems. Planning is already underway, so this is an opportunity to get in at the start with the Laravel and Svelte/VueJS redevelopment.

You will be leading a small team of developers working closely with the Project Manager and the client to continue the high standard of work expected of us.

We require you to work in our office in Guiseley (LS20), and there may be some flexibility over your hours of work. Our modern office is right next to the railway station and with onsite parking. We dress casually in the office except when meeting clients, and welcome you to do the same.

Subsequent to any probation period you would be entitled to join the company’s private health care scheme, and be eligible for various other company benefits.

Due to the nature of some of the clients we work with, you will be required to enter into a non-disclosure agreement immediately upon starting work, and undergo identity and criminal checks, including providing references.

Essential Skills

  • Good business and technical presentation skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and good standard of English
  • Excellent attention to detail, and system testing skills
  • Strong technical background in Laravel, PHP, JavaScript etc.
  • Competent with MySQL, and experience of large datasets
  • Experience of Svelte and/or VueJS would be an advantage
  • Able to conduct code reviews and recommend improvements
  • Understand and use Secure by Design practices
  • Able to code to PSR-12 standards
  • Experience building and consuming Rest APIs
  • Be able to mentor and train your team
  • Have a desire to keep up to date with technology changes
  • Experience with GIT, Vagrant, PHPunit and Selenium (or similar tools)
  • Proven skills in writing good unit tests
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies, especially AWS

Each member of our team brings their own qualities to Intrica. Make sure you highlight your strengths and aspirations – they are important to us!

The successful candidate will be a strong, approachable leader with a strong technical background. You will be responsible for prioritising, specifying and testing changes and new developments for our clients. You will report to the Project Manager, and will work closely with the client’s programme team to determine the best solutions, taking technology, time and budgets into consideration.

Your responsibilities will include estimating and time planning, keeping track of your own projects and development team, undertake code reviews and assist with system testing. You will support, and stand in for other team leaders as is necessary.

Your work will be neat and well documented, efficient and accurate.

about Intrica:

Intrica is a small friendly company, currently twelve full time staff based primarily in our Guiseley office. We have exciting expansion plans, right now with the recruitment of two team leaders, along with at least three more experienced full-time developers.

Intrica specialise in bespoke web development. We have a reputation for quality, value and support, which has kept our larger clients returning for more and more work. That’s why we need you – to help with the increasing workload, and maintain our reputation.

We have a friendly approachable team spirit here at Intrica, and our weekly team meetings help us share knowledge and experience. It is important to keep up to date with your skills, and we would always encourage an interest in self-development.

Your interview process:

Your interview will be with the Project Manager and the Managing Director. At your interview, you may be asked to explain or demonstrate the skills you have – especially those listed in the essential requirements. Don’t be nervous, bring your personality with you! We want the interview to bring out the best in you, and show your suitability for the team.

You will be asked to prepare (in advance) and deliver a short presentation. This may include hand-outs or PowerPoint etc. You will be provided with a brief when arranging an interview.

You will also be given some code to review and discuss.

The whole process should take no more than 90 minutes, after which we hope to be able to make a decision. In some circumstances it may be necessary for a second interview.


  • a competitive salary;
  • a great working environment and colleagues;
  • flexible working
  • modern office with free parking and next to train station;
  • private health insurance; pension;
  • various staff schemes including cycle, IT equipment purchases etc.;
  • perkbox freebies and discounts;
  • occasional staff outings.

Your application:

Please submit your CV, giving an overview of previous projects describing your involvement to

Agencies are expensive, and we think the money would be better in your pockets!

If you are successful in your application, and you have not been referred by an agency, then you may be eligible for a nice £2500 welcome bonus!