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Simon Evans

Simon is a Director of Burns Sheehan, responsible for the growth of our Cloud & Mobility Practice. He has been recruiting within the Technology sector for the last 8 years and is passionate about delivering an excellent service to both clients and candidates alike. Simon has just become a new Dad for the first time so outside of the office he can mainly be found changing nappies and trying to catch up on much needed sleep! When Simon isn't in the office, he enjoys watching his beloved Man Utd play football & reading History books!

Simon Evans

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Software Engineering Lead

London, UK

£100,000 - £120,000 per annum






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020 3206 1943

Software Engineering Lead

Software Engineering Lead | Java 8 & Java 11 | Kotlin | Greenfield Platform | Hugely successful, well-funded FinTech

Up to £120,000 per annum plus benefits

City, Central London

Are you a Software Engineering Lead with strong hands-on, leadership who enjoys shaping the technical direction of their squad(s)?

Are you a Software Engineering Lead who thrives in creating a fun, dynamic engineering environment?

This company has been cited as one of the top 20 tech start-ups people would like to work for! Coming up to what will be their fifth year in existence as a business, they've grown to a size of over 400 employees, won multiple nationally recognised tech awards and they're now going global.

We are looking for a passionate, curious, hands-on Software Engineering Lead interested in joining a successful team of entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, and brand/customer experts coming from a wide range of backgrounds including the most renowned and innovative Finance, Gaming, Media and eCommerce Technology led companies. They currently have around 70 engineers in the company and a famously flat structure; however, they are looking to hire around another 50 Java Developers by the end of the year and now need Software Engineering Leads to help organise the squads in to an efficient engineering function. This is a hands-on role but one where you will also have responsibilities across ,the technical direction of the squads and ensuring best practice.

The Tech Stack/ Environment:

Java 8, Java 11, Kotlin, Apache, Docker, Maven, PostgreSQL, AWS, Microservices, Agile, JUnit, Mockito, TDD...

You do not need experience with all the technologies listed above. This is a 'Tech Fluid' environment and so the stack varies from project to project and/or team to team.

Is this Software Engineering Lead role right for you?

You will…

  • Love coding (Java Kotlin) and love putting things live, typically in more than one platform.
  • Can turn an idea into a live product.
  • Believe in clean coding, simple solutions, automated testing and continuous deployment.
  • Have experience from a range of roles and understand what works and doesn't.
  • Can create an environment of engineering brilliance within their team. They are good at identifying and removing obstacles from their team, allowing the engineers in it to perform.
  • Want to actively keep up with changes in engineering best practice both internally and externally.

This company places a higher emphasis in your traits as a person rather than your existing technical skills. They will offer you an environment which can unlock your creativity, passion and talent as a Software Engineering Lead and a Technical Leader.

If you're a Software Engineering Lead who likes to work collaboratively, with a never ending thirst to learn and a desire to grow professionally we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV or call Simon Evans for an informal chat.

Software Engineering Lead

Software Engineering Lead | Java 8 & Java 11 | Kotlin | Greenfield Platform | Hugely successful, well-funded FinTech

Burns Sheehan Ltd will consider applications based only on skills and ability and will not discriminate on any grounds.