Senior Software Engineer / Technical Lead

Senior Software Engineer / Technical Lead

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer / Technical Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SQ-Defence_1606383126
Contact Name: Syed Qadar
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 26, 2020 09:32

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer / Technical Lead - Cheltenham - £50-60k


My client is a medium-sized company with a great work/life balance, specializing in providing innovative software solutions to client in the defence sector. They are looking for passionate Software Engineers who have done significant development work with Full Stack development.

There are multiple positions open for Senior Software Engineers and Technical Leads.

These are full-time positions offering a very competitive compensation package. My client are based in Cheltenham but are able to offer majority remote working for this role.

We are seeking someone with excellent communication skills who can interact with external customers to map out their requirements. This a very-hands on role, however we are ideally looking for someone who can mentor/lead the more junior Software Engineers too.

Role Responsibilities

  • Design/Develop/Test/Integrate Web based microservices
  • Design/Develop/Test/Integrate APIs
  • Deliver software solutions to the highest quality within secure coding environments
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and lessons learned w/ other developers
  • Provide contribution to the technology roadmap and implement best practice
  • Work in a small adhoc team environment
  • Be able to work in an early-stage development environment
  • Provide clear and effective communication
  • Understand constraints driving best engineering solutions

Required Skills

  • 4+ years of experience producing high quality code
  • Strong experience in at least one high-level programming language (Java or Python)
  • Experience developing in JavaScript, and JS frameworks (preferably Angular, React or Vue)
  • Familiarity with development tools and processes (e.g. Git, JIRA, Jenkins, Team City)
  • Relational Database (Postgres, MySQL, etc…) experience in an API type environment
  • Linux based development environment
  • Other desirable skills: Elastic Search, MongoDB, ArcGIS
  • Full Stack development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent degree or experience


  • Remote working - option to work from home 3 or 4 days a week
  • Bonus Scheme up to 6%
  • Very generous pension scheme
  • Private health cover
  • Free parking and cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised professional training programmes

Important: The successful candidate will need to be a British Citizen and must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.

This is an amazing opportunity to work for an organisation who are making a difference to our society and helping to protect us all. There is significant scope for career progression, working your way up within a growing team and having an input into the technical direction moving forward. You will have a very strong work/life balance here and get to work with a very friendly bunch of people.

Do you have the skills and experience? Apply today!

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