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Lead Software Engineer

Job Title: Lead Software Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 40000 - 50000
REF: Lead Software Engineer
Contact Name: Claire Hallet-Walsh
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

Lead Software Engineer



To £50K plus extensive benefits package


Due to the nature of the work candidates must already hold or be willing and eligible to hold SC level UK Security Clearance.


Your future duties and responsibilities

In your role as Lead Software Engineer, your initial role will be to work on a Proof Of Concept hosted in the Azure Cloud. You will work alongside a Solutions Architect, Data Architect and another Senior Developer to establish a preferred approach for storing POLE data currently residing in a variety of legacy management systems (structured data) for one of our key Government clients.

The team are running a series of Architectural and technology selection sprints to be followed by a series of design sprints – 80% focussed on POLE store (you’ll need graph database knowledge and API development experience for this) and 20% focussed on search (experience of Elasticsearch would be great here).

This initial project is expected to last around 3-4 months with a high probability of follow on work to develop a full production system so this is a great opportunity to follow this project through. Joining us will also open up a world of possibilities, as you will be empowered to take control of your career through training both in house and external, coupled with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in both the public and commercial sectors.


Required qualifications to be successful in this role

As a Lead Software Engineer you will need to have experience of developing API frameworks using REST API integration, preferably with experience of running Proof of Concepts. If you have experience of managing data in a government/secure environment this would be an advantage.

Specific experience/skills are in order of preference as follows, and candidates with a good proportion of these skills will be considered:

Must have (all candidates need this):

  • API Gateway Frameworks development using REST API integration
  • Graph databases, particularly Neo4j

Should have (candidate should have the majority of skills in this category)

  • Lead developer/designer, not junior team member
  • Experience of leading PoC’s with an Agile methodology
  • Implementing POLE Data models using graph databases
  • Java
  • JSON

Could have (the ideal candidate would have these too):

  • Experience of a government/secure environment
  • MongoDB
  • ElasticSearch
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript/Angular
  • Bootstrap
  • Sharepoint
  • .NET


Position Description

Be part of something exciting. Are you ready for the responsibility of working with high profile clients in the world’s most exciting sectors? Do you want to take your career to the next level as part of one of the big five IT and business process firms in the world who will give you a direct stake in its success? Join us as a Lead Software Engineer, based in our London Office, as part of our team developing and evolving software applications working with Government on engagement that make real positive differences to people’s lives in the UK.


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Our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

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