Role Overview

Our Innovation Team’s mission is to explore how new technologies can be used to make a positive impact and improve people’s life. 

We are looking for a passionate Lead software engineer who will help define the solution on a range of projects and support the team in delivering innovation across the business.

Based in our London office, our Lead Software Engineer will have a chance to support the engineering team, managing the technical delivery on projects as well as promoting best coding practice and collaboration.

A passion for driving innovation and sharing knowledge on new technologies is a must in the ever-changing technological landscape.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be both a confident hands-on coder as well as being able to define scope and deliverables for projects
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team (including consultants and designers), effectively communicating with non-technical people
  • Be a leader and subject matter expert, sharing knowledge and building a collaborative culture with the wider team
  • Curiosity to experiment new technologies and methodologies, finding opportunities for the team to grow

Essential Skills

  • 7+ years of software engineering industry experience
  • Demonstrable experience using some of the following languages: Java, Python, Javascript, or other popular languages like Scala and Clojure
  • A good working knowledge of cloud technologies/architectures: AWS, Azure
  • Experience recruiting and leading technical teams
  • Algorithmic thinking and fundamental knowledge of software engineering best practice
  • BA/BSc in Computing Science (or similar course)