Lead Software Engineer

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Delivery & Practices > Cloud & Engineering Practice

Salary: Up to £90,000

Location: Remote first with occasional visits to client sites

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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.

As a Lead Software Engineer you will be a valued person leading and delivering digital, data and technology outcomes that improve society. as part of our Cloud and Engineering practice. You'll have a positive impact on at least one whole team, sometimes multiple. You will ensure a steady stream of value delivery, in small increments, ensuring user needs are met and identifying the simplest and most sustainable options to deliver workstream outcomes. You will lead teams to ensure that they are aligned around expected outcomes whilst minimising delivery risks.


Your role at Made Tech

  • Sometimes the role is very hands-on and you'll be the most senior engineer on the team delivering software, other times you will play more of a technical architect in one or more teams.
  • You will have the opportunity to work across a variety of technologies - some you may be familiar with already, others maybe completely new to you so it's important to have a positive approach to learning.
  • The biggest impact you will have is coaching and helping teams use the platforms you build.
  • We're not siloed in our approach. You won't be building infrastructure in isolation or charged with deploying other peoples work into production. You'll empower teams with the mantra: you build it, you run it!
  • As employee growth is a huge focus here, we would expect you to contribute to our recruitment efforts and take on line management responsibilities

The following skills will be assessed during the application process

  • Professional experience in at least 2 modern programming languages
  • Experience of working directly clients/customers and users
  • Written code with test-driven development
  • Agile practices such as Scrum, XP, and/or Kanban
  • Worked with a cloud platform such as AWS, GCP and/or Azure
  • Examples of leadership / Mentoring / Coaching developing others
  • A positive approach toward, and ideally, examples of self development
  • Worked with APIs
  • Worked with databases
  • Drive to deliver outcome for users
  • Empathy and people skills

Here at Made Tech, we’re committed to building a happy and diverse workforce. Throughout your interview process, you are welcome to speak to anyone from the following diverse groups:

  • antiracist-activists
  • disability
  • lgbtqiaplus-allies-and-activists
  • neurodiversity
  • parents-carers
  • women-in-tech

This is completely optional but if you are interested in finding out more about life at Made Tech, please reach out to your respective agent or Talent Partner to set up a call.


We are always listening to our growing teams and evolving the benefits available to our people. As we scale, as do our benefits and we are scaling quickly. We've recently introduced a flexible benefit platform which includes a Smart Tech scheme, Cycle to work scheme, and an individual benefits allowance which you can invest in a Health care cash plan or Pension plan. We’re also big on connection and have an optional social and wellbeing calendar of events for all employees to join should they choose to.

Here are some of our most popular benefits listed below:

✈️ Flexible Holiday

🕰️ Flexible Working Hours

👶 Flexible Parental Leave

👩‍💻 Remote Working

🤗 Paid counselling

🏖️ Paid anniversary break