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Lead Software Engineer

Lead Software Engineer

Location: Edinburgh,United Kingdom
Salary: £ 91000 per annum
Date Posted: 23/05/2022

Lead Software Engineer – Fintech - £90k


The Job

As Lead Engineer you will be one of the first hires in their Edinburgh offices to help scale their product engineering function.  The position will have leadership aspects where you will be coaching, mentoring, and managing a team of engineers.

The rest of the time you will be hands-on where you will be heavily involved in designing and building microservices for their international markets. The core tech used here is Scala, AKKA, Type level, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, PostgreSQL and more.

This will be part of a cross functional team with a mix of engineers, a product manager and QA’s. They follow agile practices and TDD is a key part of their engineering culture.


About you

As a lead engineer, you should be a backend engineer with experience as a line manager. You should have a keen interest in working closely with teams and constantly overseeing processes. As a lead engineer you should also be an eager problem-solver with a growth mindset.

You would ideally have experience in a JVM (Java, Scala, Kotlin, Groovy) based language. The team are working with Scala but it’s not mandatory.


About the company

This is joining a Fintech company with over 15 million customers who are scaling fast across the globe.

The company is design-led, and data driven which they embed these behaviours in everything they do. The culture here is a fundamental part of all they have achieved so far. They hire people to have a real impact on their business and they believe in measuring outcomes rather than effort. You will be encouraged to bring your ideas and they have opportunities for career growth.

Our client prides themselves in making sure the users’ needs are met in an efficient way by prioritizing them. Through the use of innovative tech and a strong employee foundation, users are able to make wiser financial decisions.

This is definitely a place to be if you want to grow your career.



A very competitive basic salary of up to £91k basic + up to 12% Pension + 25 days holiday + Life assurance + Perk Box  


Why you should apply

If you are an experienced lead engineer or Senior Engineer with leadership experience, looking to work in the Fintech space with an opportunity to developer yourself please do not hesitate to apply. You should want to bring your skills to the table and genuinely want to make an impact on this market. The user base is huge, and you could have a chance to make an even bigger impact.


What you should do now

If you think you are a capable lead engineer, look for development and you have enjoyed what you have just read, please send your CV to us using the link below.

If have questions about this role, please contact Initi8 HQ. If this isn’t what you are looking for but know of someone else who is suitable, please do not hesitate to refer them to us!

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