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Senior Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer
Salary: £40K - £75K per annum

Software Engineer (Senior Software Engineer / Principal Software Engineer / Technical Lead) - an opportunity to join a well-respected company who have a solid focus on quality and a long list of happy clients to attest to this.

They are a Consultancy but please don't let that put you off; they avoid many of the common trappings of Consultancy life (the travel, long hours, unrealistic deadlines…). Rather, you'll work from their Edinburgh City Centre base, or from home (there's no requirement for travel - unless you want to), a good work/life balance and a consultative approach to clients which means that deadlines are realistic and focused on the quality of the product, rather than speed!

Typically, you'll work in smaller teams of five or six across disciplines - Software Development, Test/QA, UX, Product Owners - and will take ownership of a specific project/client. You'll be involved in the full lifecycle and will be developing bespoke systems for their clients. It's very varied work - you may work on desktop, web or mobile products.

They strive for good work/life balance. It is not an environment that encourages overtime/burnout culture. They set realistic timelines with clients. There's also a strong culture of actually taking lunch breaks - you can even take an extended lunch if you fancy the gym/a run/gaming session.

There's a solid culture of professional development. You'll be assigned a career mentor with whom you'll have regular reviews. You can train in new technology and it's common for their Developers to gain certifications/accreditations.

Technology-wise, they are agnostic and really just want to hire good Engineers; they don't get bogged down in tech stack. They work with C#, Java, Python, JavaScript, React, Angular, Azure, AWS - but will also use the "best tool for the job" and are always open to new tech, too. There's a lot of modern tech and a lot of projects are cloud-based. At present, they are especially keen to chat to Software Engineers with strong Java experience - a background in Financial Services and/or Consultancy is also a bonus.

Salaries are extremely competitive (up to £75,000 at Principal Software Engineer / Technical Lead level) and there are good benefits on top; very strong pension, holidays, income protection, discounted gym/cycle to work, career development/training, regular social events. Post-lockdown, it is anticipated you'll spend at least two days a week in the office.

If you're interested, please apply and/or get in touch with Rhona Kennedy at Cathcart Associates.

C#, Java, Python, JavaScript, React, Angular, Azure, AWS, Software Engineer, Software Developer, SaaS, Azure, AWS, cloud

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