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Software Technical Lead

We're seeking an experienced Software Technical Lead to lead a team in building custom, complex solutions for our great and varied range of clients. Working with a full end-to-end team, we guarantee you the opportunity to develop your career and work on projects that are both enjoyable and rewarding.

At GCD, we love what we do – imagining, designing and building custom software solutions that defy expectations and deliver results for our clients. Behind our software solutions is a team of dedicated, ambitious engineers, thinkers and inventors. 

Our team is close-knit. We take responsibility, make decisions quickly and encourage product ownership. Challenging convention is what we do best.

When we’re not working you can usually find us gaming, enjoying a decent cup of coffee and discussing all things software related.

 

As a Software Technical Lead, you will lead from the frontline in making great architectural choices and inspiring those around you to be the very best they can be.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, architect and build a wide range of robust, resilient custom software solutions.
  • Lead a team of engineers in the development of innovative custom software solutions.
  • With a customer-centric approach, research, consider and implement new technologies that help improve how we deliver custom solutions.
  • Proactively contribute to a team culture that values challenges convention, promotes robustness and delivers more.
  • Mentor junior staff and work with peers to foster our culture; challenging and encouraging for the benefit of all.

Must have:

  • A minimum of 7 years experience in the software industry.
  • Experience of working within an agile environment. 
  • Excellent academic qualifications and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • A keen eye for detail and a passion for quality, robust solutions.
  • Desire to keep up-to-date with emerging technologies and practices, constantly challenging convention and your own understanding.
  • Experience of having built large software systems in Java, Kotlin, C#, PHP, Javascript or similar HLL.
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK.

Good to have:

  • Evidence of contribution to a personal or open source project.
  • Evidence of taking a leadership role in a technical team.
  • Client facing experience.

 

In return, we will offer you: 

  • A great salary plus bonus 
  • Generous annual leave (with Christmas week off) 
  • Private medical cover 
  • A company pension 
  • Flexible working 
  • Your choice of working equipment 
  • Personal development and training plans 
  • A free and limitless supply of tea, really good pod coffee and fresh fruit 
  • Ice cream every Friday 
  • Regular social events – gaming nights, family BBQs, paintballing… 
  • An annual weekend trip away 

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