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6th Aug

Lead Engineer

— Scala / Clojure / Kotlin

Location:
Bristol
Type:
Salary:
£65K - £80K
  • Uncapped holiday, constant transparency & open source contributions. 
  • Dedicated weekly afternoons for company-wide learning. 
  • Pioneering project base making a difference to citizens across the country.

A public sector software delivery specialist recently established themselves in Bristol and are looking for a Lead Engineer with functional programming expertise to join their team. They’re fully remote for the time being but have an awesome delivery hub in the heart of Bristol which is driven by a culture of mentoring and support with dedicated afternoons set aside for research & development. Outcome-based delivery is a big focus for the business; they pride themselves on ensuring that all technology deployed meets the goals & expectations of their customer base. They’re supporting a pioneering programme of work which will have a positive impact on the lives of UK citizens everywhere.

What skills you’ll need

  • Fluency in Java/JVM with proven experience using functional techniques (Scala, Clojure, Kotlin).
  • Proven technical/people leadership with a background in mentoring other Engineers and working to architecture & consultant level. 
  • Understanding of DevOps/IaC (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes).
  • Experience with API development, microservice architecture & databases.
  • Comfortable with TDD/BDD approach.
  • Ability to work Agile/Scrum with regular sprints. 
  • Awareness of paired programming techniques. 

What you’ll be doing

Joining a talented & growing delivery team, you will act as a technical & thought leader for other engineers internally, advocating for functional techniques as well as providing versatile insight & expertise across a range of paradigms. The majority of the project base sits across the public sector, a lot of pioneering projects which could involve you in anything from monoliths to microservices, constantly advocating technical excellence and adapting between engineering, architecture, technical direction and consultancy depending on the scenario. The business has built an unrivalled support structure which you will contribute to, along with regular client-facing aspects which comes back to the consultative nature of the role. 

What you’ll get in return for your experience

Where to start? They offer uncapped holiday (yes, you read that right), an open source handbook on Github which you’ll be able to contribute to regularly, as well as flexible working hours for those who need it. They offer a culture of learning; they dedicate one afternoon a week purely to research & development to allow their Engineers to upskill in any areas they feel need some attention, plus funding any techie courses/conferences that would be useful for you to go to. You can expect to be sent on annual holidays with the team, regular lunches & socials and will even pay for you to go away on your 3rd working anniversary! They’re very active in the tech community too, speak regularly at meetups, write blog posts and run their own events. 

What's next?

Sound like the role for you? Send your profile to Joe or give us a call to find out more!


 

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Joe Mawson

Joe Mawson

— Senior Recruiter Developers & Technology

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