Software Engineering Team Lead

Edinburgh, UK
Full Time
January 31, 2020

Make a valuable contribution

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.

You'll be leading a Scrum team to design,implement, test, deploy, and support our cloud products in a production environment. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Line management and personal development of a team of highly skilled developers
  • Working closely with the Leadership team, Product team and Customer Success to produce delivery estimates and manage the transition from analysis through to design and delivery
  • Providing regular and effective progress updates to and work closely with the Leadership team to ensure the management of any delivery risks or issues
  •  Collaborating with other software developers, the product owner and the software architect to plan,design, develop, test, and maintain our products

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 ASP.NET Core framework to facilitate lenders’ access to that data.

Need to have

  •  Good experience of people management and the ability to lead and influence others
  • Experience in formal personal development planning and individual, team and process performance management
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills
  • Excellent personal organisation and ability to prioritise and carry out multiple tasks
  • Able to influence and drive projects to meet key milestones and overcome challenges
  • Comfortable working without routine supervision
  • Extensive industrial software development experience.
  • Excellent industrial software experience with C# Web API Development (ASP.NET / MVC / ASP.NET Core)
  • Experience in creating,analysing, and evaluating solutions to complex domain problems and in articulating your design decisions to stakeholders and other team members
  • Solid understanding of the Scrum framework
  • Experience of peer review and process improvement
  • A desire to remain technically capable and an expert in current technologies

Nice to have

  • Experience of designing,building and deploying cloud applications into Azure, AWS or Google Cloud
  • Experience working in FinTech
  • Understanding of web security best practices
  • A passionate promoter of collaborative development
  • Experience with React and UI development
  • Experience working in a SaaS environment
  • Experience with NoSQL technologies such as Cosmos DB and MongoDB
  • Experience with Kubernetes

We offer

  • A great team and challenging problems to solve
  • We're a growing company so your contributions will be valued and have a big impact
  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension
  • Mentoring and training
  • Annual training allowance and a subscription to Safari Books Online
  • Friday afternoon training time and social events
  • Monthly social activities like paintballing and chocolate tasting
  • A great office and working environment - there's a pool table!

Join The Team Today



If you are up for the challenge please get in touch. Use the form to send us your details along with your cv/portfolio to show us how you would be able to contribute to our team.

You can also reach us at jobs@theidco.com.

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