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Lead Software Engineer



Build Circle is a progressive technology consultancy partnering with scale-ups, SMEs and enterprise organisations to enhance business value, speed and quality.

As product-led consultants, we draw on real-world experience in scaling hypergrowth companies such as Just Eat and Moonpig.

We provide support by integrating principal-level staff to improve capability and culture, or by standing up whole teams to tackle complex challenges swiftly.

We also offer strategic guidance on architectural roadmaps, talent, hiring and scaling.

Our ethos rests on two core beliefs:

1. Engineering should focus primarily on delivering value.

2. We believe great people create great culture and great products.

Engineering excellence extends well beyond technical mastery - it is problem-focused, pragmatic, accountable and humble here at Build Circle.

Striking a balance between enhancements and swift delivery, we prioritise "getting things done" above all and take responsibility for owning delivery improvements as we go.

Flexibility is key to creating successful partnerships. We take a problem-first approach and work with organisations to tailor a strategy and partnership that will deliver the best outcome to their goals.

You should apply if ✅

* You have experience leading technical teams (ideally cross-functional teams in more than one organisation).

* You are confident in developing, releasing, and maintaining web applications in a fast-paced, iterative environment.

* You're comfortable working full-stack, even if you are stronger on the backend or front end.

* You have experience writing microservices on top of container-based architectures (e.g., K8s, Docker).

* You have native experience with AWS, Azure, or similar platforms (e.g., Google Cloud).

* Well-versed in Agile/Lean principles.

* You can seed new projects and repositories.

* You know what good CI/CD looks like and how to automate quality.

The Build Circle Community

Build Circle is proud of our trusted community of engineers joined by some of the most talented tech professionals currently working in the industry across different sectors and verticals.

We are continuously looking to add great talent to this community who would then become eligible for both permanent positions within Build Circle as we continue to grow and scale, and project-based work if that’s your preference.

Build Circle Projects

Build Circle is engaged with some of the best-known tech organisations and brands out there - check out some of our case studies for previous projects.We have several ongoing engagements with specific objectives across a range of organisations and some truly exciting prospects on the horizon that would enable the successful applicant for this position to grow, work with, and learn from the very best.

Read Build Circle success stories.

A non-exclusive list of some of the tooling and technology we are currently using:

* .NET Core 3.1, Node.js, Python, Java/Kotlin

* Kubernetes, Terraform, infrastructure-as-code

* Typescript, React, Node, GraphQL, Apollo

* AWS: Lambda, ECS, CloudFront, API Gateway, DynamoDB, Aurora, S3, SQS, SNS, Kinesis

* Azure, Functions

* Prometheus, Grafana, Cloudwatch for monitoring

* Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana" for logging

* Azure DevOps, Gitlab CI, Terraform, GitHub

Our principles

Our core belief is that great culture and great products start with great people. That makes hiring the most important thing we do. We use our engineering principles to hire top-tier talent.

Problem-centric approach: Keeping the business challenge front and centre to deliver the right product, fast, and reduce waste.

DevOps culture: Continuously improving the developer experience.

Ego-free environment: The best ideas win, not the loudest voices. Everyone's brilliance matters.

Deliver test-first in short cycles: Fast feedback means reliable code. We iterate quickly to deliver faster.

Ownership: You Build It. You Run It. We’re all about self-sufficient and responsible engineering.

Agile excellence: Stability, reliability, agility and scalability are central to our approach.

Raising the bar for engineering: Engineering excellence and exceeding industry standards is always the goal.

To support you to do your best work we also offer you the latest tech, generous leave and flexible working options.

As a Lead we would expect you to;

* Support Build Circle to build their knowledge base

* Support and mentor less senior team members

* Champion our principles both with our clients and internally

* Have a keen interest in business and unearthing value through technology

* Be pragmatic with your approach and decision-making, focusing on value above dogma

* Be comfortable working with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and business leaders

Although we are hiring for Leads, we would love to hear from engineers and tech talent at all levels who identify with our principles. We are happy to disclose salary and benefits packages on the first call.

If you're interested in this position and meet the required experience, please apply by sending your resume to We'll then contact you to discuss the next steps.

We look forward to meeting you.

Team Build Circle.

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