Senior Technical Lead


Remote job description

Luminary is looking for an experienced Senior Technical Lead for the LUMI Music

  • App, the software that drives our music learning platform LUMI.
  • LUMI is changing the way that people play and learn music by offering an integrated
  • Hardware and software experience for learning how to play piano. LUMI was initially
  • Launched on Kickstarter and became the most successfully backed musical instrument on
  • The platform, while also making Time magazine's top 100 inventions for 2019. The Senior
  • Technical Lead will play a key part in helping us to grow and evolve this innovative product
  • As we deliver against an exciting roadmap.
  • As the Senior Technical Lead, you will take an active role in development of the LUMI Music
  • App, working closely with the other developers and the key stakeholders on the product. You
  • Will be responsible for guiding the developers, helping to define best practices and providing
  • Technical direction and leadership for the software infrastructure, as well as helping the team
  • With planning and associated practices. You will also be responsible for the app's technical
  • Integration with our own API's and other 3rd party services.
  • You will help to lead our small, close-knit team of app developers to ensure that the roadmap
  • For the product is delivered effectively and to a high standard, liaising with QA and design as
  • Required and contributing to the ongoing planning efforts.
  • The LUMI Music App is built using React Native, Unity and C++, and the role will suit
  • Someone with extensive experience working with systems using both compiled and
  • Interpreted languages.

What you'll do:

  • Lead the development of our the LUMI Music app
  • Support the app team in completing objectives on time and to the highest quality


  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to developers
  • Help to continuously improve the quality and performance of our codebase
  • Ensure best practices are implemented and maintained
  • Develop and maintain tooling as well as communicate their use to the wider team
  • Help evaluate new technology alternatives and vendor products
  • Take responsibility for integration with internal APIs, infrastructure, and 3rd party
  • Services.
  • Assist with ongoing planning and help to constantly improve team processes

What you'll need:

  • A proven track record of shipping high quality production apps
  • An inquisitive mind and demonstrable examples of implementing proactive solutions
  • Strong time-management skills and the ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with

Employees at all levels

A passion for music, technology and/or startups

An eagerness to learn

Experience working with agile methodologies

Technical skills


  • Experience working with C++ and Unity
  • Proficiency in Objective-C and Java
  • Proficiency in JavaScript and/or TypeScript
  • Experience working with RESTful or GraphQL APIs


  • Experience building React Native applications for Android and iOS
  • Experience with XCode and Android Studio
  • Experience with mobile app CI and distribution (Testflight, App Centre, Azure etc)
  • Experience with server-side - Node.js, MongoDB, AWS

Nice to have

Experience of audio software development (Audio graphs, JUCE, MIDI protocols etc)

Who we are:

  • Luminary's mission is to enable more people to experience the transformative power of
  • Life-long music making. We do this by making the whole process of music learning and
  • Practice more inspiring and effective. We are a hardware, software, and content music
  • Technology company based in Dalston, London. Our focus on pioneering new and innovative
  • Technological solutions to the challenges that face music learners and makers has meant that
  • Our products are used by composers, producers, artists, engineers, and hobbyists worldwide.

Luminary ROLI offers:

  • The opportunity to work with the leading minds within technology, hardware, and
  • Music creation to directly impact the way we create and interact with music
  • A competitive salary according to your level of experience

A range of meaningful benefits including:

Following probation, a competitive health care cash plan and a generous

Bike-to-work scheme

  • A competitive company pension scheme following 3 months of full time work
  • 23 days holiday with 2 additional social impact days and the standard 8

Statutory holiday days

20 hours per year dedicated to volunteering within the local community

Flexible working hours

  • 'Lending Library' of all ROLI products
  • Team member discounts on ROLI products
  • Apple laptop and relevant software licenses for your role

Generous Parental Leave policy

Currently on hold due to COVID-19 remote working:

  • A great working environment, featuring daily complimentary homemade
  • Plant-based lunches and limitless homemade GOLDnola
  • Wellness programme which includes regularly offered massages

Friends and family events

Company-wide Hack Days and workshops to expand your skills

In-house bike storage

  • The majority of our team members are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. We will
  • Discuss the latest updates with regards to remote working as part of our interview process.
  • Luminary wholeheartedly believes that difference stimulates a healthy and productive
  • Environment, as well as positively impact the products we create. We actively encourage
  • Diversity of background and perspective, and as an equal opportunities employer, we oppose
  • All forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination in all of our employment related processes and
  • Matters.

Company name: Roli
Remote job title: Senior Technical Lead
Job tags: retail, hardware, makers, music

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