Lead Software Engineer

Available in: London and Belfast

Apply by: 31 December 2017

What you’ll do


You’ll work with some of the best people in the industry to achieve scalable resilient solutions which meet users’ needs. You’ll deliver solutions which will improve the quality of people's lives - lives of people you know.


You’ll be challenged and given the opportunity to deliver in a range of environments sitting at the forefront of agile digital transformation - where we don’t just follow a textbook; we deliver, review and drive the process ensuring the most value for our users.


You’ll be responsible for developing large scalable web solutions in Agile environments. You will handle project timing and quality targets, incorporating design, construction, and testing of modern, open web solutions. On top of this, you’ll practice and lead test automation, and test-driven development.


You’ll be the “go-to” consultant due to your knowledge of technology and developments in your technical specialist area and to help ensure you maintain that position, we’ll provide the training and development needed to keep you there.


Who you are


You currently deliver production standard code in large scale web projects. You have experience and are competent across multiple tech stacks, including Java and other open source languages so much so that you are seen as the “go to” person for details relating to one of your core technical skills.


You thrive in Agile environments and have a sound understanding of the tools, design methodologies and practices you find there, while also being able to discuss the pros and cons of Agile and other methodologies. You are security focused, and a great planner – from capacity to resilience.


You love understanding new technologies and love exploring how they can be applied to what you do. While we use open source technologies like Java, Scala, Play, ElasticSearch, Go, DropWizard and many more; you’re able to pick up and learn languages that are most suited to the work at hand.


You’re passionate about the work you do. You work well as part of a team and you know how to get the best work out of others. You love working with clients, are user and customer focused and are happy to travel nationally to work alongside them.


What you’ll get


We’ve built a truly creative, stimulating and rewarding work environment at Kainos. You’ll plot out your own career path, with access to bespoke training through our MAP training academy. You’ll be surrounded by people looking to learn and grow while mentoring and developing those around them.


Through MAP, we'll ensure you can attend some of our specialised courses in conjunction with universities and external training providers, and we will give you the time to drive your own development. You’ll be challenged, and you’ll be given the autonomy to meet those challenges.


We offer  – two innovation days per month for you to work on what you want, excellent pension, training and development opportunities, £250 towards a non-work focused course of your choice annually, opportunities to travel and attend industry- leading conferences and a whole host of other benefits such as family-friendly working hours and social events. 

Who we are


What we do is mind-blowing: we use cutting-edge digital technology to change the way the world works. Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives.


We are a trusted partner for Government, leading the digital transformation of public services by delivering smarter, faster, better solutions. We have a proven track record of delivery, having played a central role in more than 40 government digital projects.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.