Technical Director

Job description

Company overview

Skylab is a strategic digital partner that applies its passion, experience and expertise in sport and technology to make a positive difference for clients, athletes and fans alike. Crucially, clients partner with Skylab because our ingenuity ensures we engineer a solution that gets the most out of technology, enabling us to affect powerful, positive change in sport, together. Through deep collaboration internally and externally, we partner extensively along the journey to ensure all strategic goals are matched with innovative and efficient technologies.

The role is exciting, varied and constantly evolving. You will have the ability to shape our strategic offering in the market so we are always one step ahead of our competitors and most importantly, creating products and experiences that produce great impact for our clients.

The company is split into two divisions. One division is a specialist in web development and applications for sporting organisations across the globe. The other division specialises in Elite Sports Performance Analysis working with some of the biggest names in sport. Together, the two divisions are able to create bespoke software solutions as well as a host of other services.

Our clients include England Athletics, Swim England, World Lacrosse, the LTA to name but a few.

The Job:

As our technical lead you will be expected to deliver:

  • Innovation: market-leading innovation that our clients couldn’t get anywhere else.

  • Market-leading technical strategy: Leading our clients, driving them to be the most advanced and effective companies in the territories in which they operate.

  • Leadership: Working with the Skylab SMT and wider group to provide vision and leadership for both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring innovation and ingenuity is delivered across the board.

Job requirements


  • 5+ years relevant experience within a technical focused role

  • Expert understanding of digital, sport and technology

  • Excellent commercial, communication and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate complex subjects simply

  • Expert Excel user and great with Word and PowerPoint

  • Ability to work with senior clients on key strategy projects and comfortable presenting to senior management

  • Very efficient, producing significant output with minimal wasted effort

  • Focused under pressure and can deliver to a tight deadline

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Experience using data visualisation tools like Tableau and Google Data Studio

  • Experience working with developers

  • Ability to understand, interpret and make suggestions to improve code and solutions through code reviews and other meetings.

  • Experience working with developers

Technology Stack

Our current technology stack consists of the following, but as part of your role you’ll get to shape the future of our technology roadmap and push boundaries to create exceptional user experiences.


  • Experience in Agile Methodology

  • Excellent past history of PHP and the Laravel framework

  • Proven track record using ReactJS, VueJS and/or AngularJS

  • Strong all-round Javascript skills

  • Strong MySQL Experience


  • Good knowledge of AWS technologies

  • Keen interest in new technologies and an unquenchable thirst to learn more

  • Knowledge and proven usage of other PHP frameworks

  • Knowledge of Node and NPM

To complement the team dynamic:

  • You possess a great sense of humour and no ego

  • You’re self-starting and and thrive with variety and change

  • You work with your head up and are inclusive

  • You are a little fanatical about everything you do

  • You love insights, innovation, culture, sport and technology

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