Lead Engineer

Edinburgh, UK
Full Time
April 21, 2021

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DirectID is a growing company, and we recognise we're not just building world-class products, we're also seeking to build a world-class team and a set of sustainable development practices that will continue to deliver value as we scale. We believe that the best work comes from cross-functional, self-organising, and diverse teams that take ownership of their processes and practices.

As DirectID’s Lead Engineer you will be responsible for ensuring our products are built in the right way. Our development teams are cross functional Scrum teams, you’ll be the most senior engineer within a growing matrixed structure, working across multiple teams.

You’ll be expected to guide the development of our engineers and take on managerial responsibly. You’ll be the engineering voice within the Leadership Team and you’ll be instrumental in shaping the team as we grow.

We’re a small team so there will be plenty of opportunity to continue to be a hands-on engineer.

Our products harness the power of cutting-edge Open Banking APIs and include a React front-end to allow users to share their banking data with lenders to enable quicker lending decisions, and a set of RESTful web APIs written in C# using the latest .NET Core framework to let the lenders access that data.  You’ll need experience in these technologies as you’ll be the go-to person for our engineers when they need guidance.

You Need To Have.

  • Extensive software development experience, maybe you’re a Senior Engineer looking to take the next step?
  • Excellent software development experience with C# Web API Development (.NET/.NET Core) and experience in React/Typescript.
  • Experience in creating, analysing, and evaluating solutions to complex domain problems and in articulating your design decisions to stakeholders and other team members
  • Solid experience of SQL database and other storage technologies
  • Strong knowledge of software development best practice - automated testing, continuous integration, SOLID principles, CI/CD, Docker, Kubernetes, et al
  • Solid understanding of the Scrum framework
  • Experience of leading other engineers, of peer review and process improvement

We Would Also Like.

  • Experience of designing, building and deploying cloud applications into Azure
  • Understanding of web security best practices
  • A passionate promoter of collaborative development
  • Experience with React and UI development
  • Experience working in a SaaS environment

We Offer.

  • Circa £60-70k PA + benefits
  • A great team and challenging problems to solve
  • Options for fully or partial remote working
  • A flexible working environment – we are one of Scotland’s top 10 most flexible employers
  • EMI Share Scheme
  • We're a growing company so your contributions will be valued and have a big impact
  • Mentoring and training
  • Vocational training allowance and a training fund to use as you want for non-work-related training
  • Ring-fenced training and innovation time
  • Friday social events
  • Uncapped Bike to work scheme
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