Principal Technologist

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Permanent > Technology

Remote-first with occasional visits to client sites

Salary £85,000-135,000

At Made Tech we want to positively impact the future of the country by using technology to improve society. We help public sector organisations deliver quality software to help citizens get more from public services. To do this we work alongside brilliant public servants to modernise technology and accelerate digital delivery.

As a Principal Technologist you will work closely with our customers senior leadership to help inform their strategy and to ensure our teams are delivering to a high quality and are aligned to our customers technology vision. As part of an account team, alongside Delivery and Client Leads, you will help shape account plans and be responsible for delivering against them.

Working with Made Tech's regional and group leadership you will ensure our work with customers is aligned to our growth goals and you will play a pivotal role in identifying new opportunities and winning work. Running bid teams, supporting wider sales team and developing new business is critical to this role.

You will coach and support Lead Software Engineers to steer their team's towards success. You will also be responsible for hiring and line managing Lead Software Engineers.

While this is not a hands-on technical role, the importance of credibility in internet-era approaches to digital and technology in the public sector cannot be understated. You will be expected to maintain a broad technical knowledge of modern software development practices, be able to shape technology strategy and roadmaps, and hold others to account for technical quality.

As a technology leader within Made Tech you will be expected to maintain and grow your professional network. You will be expected to contribute to thought leadership, content and events and should have a proven track record of doing so.


What experience are we looking for?While we will look for you to have experience in these things, if you don’t have one of these don’t let that stop you applying.

  • Working directly with customers and users
  • Working within a technology consultancy
  • Strong understanding of agile ways of working
  • Strong understanding of software engineering practice
  • Strong understanding of cloud technologies
  • Evidence of self-development – we value keen learners
  • Drive to deliver outcomes for users
  • Desire to mentor others
  • Empathy and people skills


Balancing life and work:

We believe we can use tech to make public services better. We also believe this can happen best when our own team represents the society that actually uses the services we work on. We’re collectively continuing to grow a culture that is happy, healthy, safe and inspiring for people of all backgrounds and experiences, so we encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply for roles with us.

When you apply, we’ll put you in touch with a talent partner who can help with any needs or adjustments we may need to make to help with your application. This includes alternative formats for documents, the time allotted for interviews and any other needs. We also welcome any feedback on how we can improve the experience for future candidates.