We’re looking for a team lead to join us here at GWI. Not just any team lead though. Someone ambitious and genuine, who works best in the midst of a collaborative and forward-thinking team. That’s because as a GWIer you’ll be immersed in the fast-moving world of data tech. We think big to make an impact, we zero in on what matters, we’re not afraid to ask why and we always show respect. Those values are what got us where we are today, and they’re a big part of what we’re looking for in you.

About the job

At GWI we understand that software engineering is a multidisciplinary field that requires a team effort. As such, our focus in building our teams is on finding passionate and hard-working individuals from different backgrounds and areas of expertise and bringing them together to work on a host of challenging and interesting problems. This position offers the opportunity to have real impact in a dynamic, technology-focused company with a mission to:

  • Build new and exciting platforms for our users using React & Typescript
  • Improve our services and internal toolsets through constant evolution and performance monitoring
  • Support other teams and our colleagues through internal tools
  • Promote a culture of automation, transparency, and accountability
  • Raise the standards of software development throughout the company

This means that on a day to day basis, our Team Leads might be performing code reviews, architect new platforms or features, motivate and guide their team. Moreover, they will closely collaborate with Associate Directors to make sure everything is delivered on time and with the agreed quality.

What you’ll be doing

  • Managing and leading a multinational team with up to 5 people, monitoring overall performance and establishing a clear framework for reporting on the team’s performance and output quality.
  • Collaborate with the Directors of Engineering and Product to understand requirements, clarify priorities and ensure the quality of the deliverables.
  • Mentor and guide colleagues through difficult tasks
  • Ideate, brainstorm and implement new application components
  • Lead collaboration with other teams to integrate projects into cohesive overall system
  • Evaluate external solutions (databases, frameworks, libraries) which might be beneficial to our platform
  • Collaborate on a deployment and monitoring strategy with our DevOps engineers

About you

First things first, as a disruptor in the global market research industry, we haven’t come this far without entrepreneurial spirit and a get-up-and-go attitude. So if you think we’ll see that in you, then you’re already halfway there. Here’s the rest of what we’d like you to bring to the table.


  • Proven professional experience as a senior engineer or team lead.
  • Track record of delivering successful non-trivial software projects and experience with full development life-cycle from ideation to production deployment
  • Strong fundamentals around web protocols, browser architecture and APIs, frontend frameworks and performance optimisation.
  • Hands-on approach and ability to gain quick insight into the technical and data problems
  • Experience with React and the Typescript programming language is a plus.
  • Experience with a server-side language / framework such as Java, C#, Python, Go or Node.js is a nice to have.


  • Experience leading complex software projects and a proven track record of successfully mentoring and leading more junior team members
  • Good judgement, prompt decision-making ability, responsibility, and accountability
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements and delivery timelines; Agile development experience (including tools like JIRA, Git etc) is welcome
  • Good communication in both written and verbal form. 

Our benefits

Great benefits make a big difference. Not just to employees, but to the whole vibe of a business. That’s why when you work for us, you’ll enjoy a full spectrum of generous perks, rewards and office benefits.

  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus or commission
  • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays) and December holiday office closure days on top
  • Flexitime
  • Early finishes on Friday
  • Work from Anywhere 
  • Hybrid home/office working
  • Latest tech equipment + WFH office budget
  • Employee Share Scheme  
  • A genuine commitment to mental and physical health, with a range of content, tools and perks to help you look after your wellbeing
  • Private Health Insurance 
  • OneGWI - team that focuses on D&I in the workplace
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Company phone contract (unlimited scheme)
  • Restaurant Ticket Coupons 
  • Generous training budget, including a fully paid international conference each year
  • Accredited learning and development programs
  • Social activities and regular team outings 
  • Bonus/commission scheme
  • 1 Volunteering day a year
  • Referral scheme - rewards for candidate referrals
  • Fruitful office - To help get your five a day we provide heaps of free fresh fruit, with deliveries every Monday and Wednesday.
  • Free breakfast - Complimentary breakfast cereals, tea, coffee and gigantic selection of herbal teas - not to mention 7 types of milk.
  • Ambassador Program - rewards for client referrals
  • GWI ‘clubs’ - bookclub/yoga/av club
  • Internal Recognition Program

Who we are

GWI was founded with the knowledge that understanding your audience is really important for business. When you know who you’re speaking to and why, you can create content and campaigns that stand out to the people that matter.

Through our global online survey, we gather data on the behaviour and perceptions of consumers across the world. This provides businesses with deep, actionable insights on their audience, revealed from data they trust.

It’s been going well, too. Since launching in 2009, we’ve become one of the UK’s fastest growing target audience companies. We’re not about to stop growing any time soon. As a business, we’re on a mission to re-engineer data-driven marketing, and we’re on the lookout for talented people to join us.

Diversity & Inclusion

Imagine if our data came from just one kind of person. We’d get a very nuanced view of the world. And we definitely wouldn’t have gotten off the ground as a business.

Although things certainly aren’t perfect, we live in a society where differences are increasingly celebrated – so we’d expect nothing else from our teams. In fact, the GWI office is as diverse as our global data, it’s really important to us that it stays that way. This is a place to feel at home, express yourself freely and make your mark.


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