Squad Lead

Lead and inspire a squad to succeed, bringing your passion for managing and developing people through career coaching and mentoring.

AND Introduction

At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.

Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.

We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.

About You

As a Squad Lead (Product Delivery Lead or Development Team Lead), you will be leading client delivery teams in building remarkable products as well as line managing and developing people. As a result, you will need to be able to:

  • Have credible expertise in Product Delivery and a real passion for developing others.
  • Craft the delivery team, promote the best delivery practices and have ownership for taking on existing code bases as well as green-field sites.
  • Look out for the strategic goals of our clients with us as well as having a senior delivery role within the team.
  • Dedicate time to career mentoring members of your squad.
  • Schedule your squad members onto client work, leading commercial aspects like utilisation, budgets etc.
  • Be accountable for the engagement and performance of your squad.
  • Make decisions about the running of your Club, you will work with us to grow client relationships and accounts and lead club-wide initiatives, driving participation.


To do that, it’s essential you bring the following:

  • Experience working in a professional services set up so that you understand the dynamics of supplier-client relationships;
  • Experience leading Product Delivery Teams, so we know you get what we do
  • Experience leading teams of 5+ people – handling some of the tricky stuff as well as developing the talent within your team;
  • A meaningful area of expertise. Whether your background is as a Developer, an Analyst, a Product Manager or a Product Owner, we expect you to bring skills and experience to encourage both internal and client teams;
  • A deep understanding of a variety of delivery methodologies (most importantly, Agile);
  • An understanding of the need to be flexible – to tailor your approach depending on who you’re working with, to see the opportunity when things aren’t perfect, to enable teams to deliver remarkable work by wearing these different hats!


Joining AND

From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:

  • We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.
  • There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.
  • Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.


Still sound good? Great! Fill out the short application form below and we’ll be in touch.

Location: Manchester

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Because all work and no reward is no-one’s idea of a good time.

  • TECH CHOICE

    Build remarkable products – and do it on your favourite tech.

  • TREAT YO’SELF

    Take advantage of £500 a year to spend on shiny new gadgets.

  • GET INSPIRED

    15 days a year for training and innovation – the possibilities are endless.

  • KEEP LEARNING

    Endless opportunities to learn, grow and socialise with your squad.

  • FAIR SHARE

    Get a piece of the action – we’re an employee-owned company.

  • FAMILY FIRST

    Childcare vouchers, back-to-work incentives and enhanced parental leave.

  • SQUAD GOALS

    Develop tight-knit relationships and make an impact fast as part of a squad.

  • SECURE FUTURE

    Get saving with a great pension, bonuses and an attractive referral scheme.

  • STAY HEALTHY

    Generous holidays, free fruit, wellness sessions – and even the odd massage.

Application Form

Joining AND Digital

  1. 1

    All About You

    Pick your experience level and send us your CV. Don’t forget to tell us why you’re remarkable!

  2. 2

    Let's Talk

    We don’t do things at a snail’s pace, so if we see a potential fit after reading through your application, our talent scouts will be in touch for an initial chat as quick as poss!

  3. 3

    Face Time

    It’s time to come in and meet us face to face, ask us questions and get to know the role. Do we make the perfect match? That’s for the both of us to decide!

  4. 4

    One of Us

    If it’s a double thumbs up, then you’ll be on your way to joining the AND Digital team! From the moment you say yes to your first day, we’ll be there so you soon feel part of the ANDi family!