I've been working as the sole back end developer at a small startup for 2 years, and this has been the entirety of my software career. The front end work was all done by a similarly inexperienced part time developer, so I have no real dev team experience. I'm in my mid/late twenties. I now have a shot at a managerial/product lead job at a new but well-funded company - I'd be in charge of getting a major project completed by whatever means necessary, including hiring and contracting, and then running it or hiring someone to the position above me. I'd be the only tech guy until I hired more.
Essentially, I have no experience working in a development team but could have an opportunity to run one. I can fight for this job and, if I get it, could be in a managerial capacity for quite some time if all goes well. I'd gladly take the role and work as hard as I can, and I believe I have the capability to succeed at it. However, I have many questions about the feasibility of the role and whether it's a good idea career-wise. First, would anybody worthwhile come work with an intelligent, hard-working manager with limited development experience? Second, if the company doesn't work out, would there be any jobs for somebody with 2 years development experience and 1-3 years managing and writing a little code? Lastly, am I fooling myself that a junior developer has the knowledge to manage a team?