Lead Software Engineer - Data

London, UK
Systems Engineering
Employment type
Permanent / Full-Time
Remote working
Up to £120,000 + Bonus

Role Overview

About the role

We are looking for a driven and proactive individual to take on the permanent position of Lead Software Engineer - Data.
This is a key role within the System Engineering team, focusing on building on our proprietary data platform that support our fibre products' lifecycle, utilising cutting-edge industry tech.

Reporting to: Head of Systems Engineering

Start Date: ASAP

Key Responsibilities:


  • Work with the Head of Systems Engineering, CIO, and Product Management teams to design and implement a scalable, reliable, and high-performance data platform that meets the needs of the organization
  • Lead a team of software engineers to deliver high-quality software on time and within budget
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including data scientists and product managers, to ensure that the platform meets the needs of the organization
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends related to data platforms and related technologies, including LLM APIs.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for the platform and related tools and processes
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to other engineers on the team
  • Ensure that the platform is secure, stable, and able to handle large amounts of real-time data

Skills & Experience:

The right candidate

  • Has experience from infrastructure to data management approaches, including SaaS/PaaS offerings in the space from startup to enterprise scale.
  • Has experience with building microservices and APIs in containerised environments
  • Agrees that engineers should own their product's entire life cycle - no "over the wall" deployment mentality here!
  • Just as comfortable building prototypes, internal tools, microservices, and APIs
  • Is an expert in one of Python or Typescript with exposure to many other languages
  • Understands the difference between a data lake and a data warehouse

Bonus Points

  • You have used GraphQL
  • You have used Neo4j or a similar graph database
  • You can explain Event Driven Architecture
  • You have some exposure to Containers, Kubernetes, CI/CD, IaaC tooling, and Public Cloud platforms
  • Your primary language of choice is Typescript, PHP, Python, or Go


We believe in taking care of our staff both mentally and physically and in order to support this we offer a range of benefits that you can access.

  • Company pension scheme.
  • Bonus scheme.
  • 5% of your annual salary to go towards any training course of your choice*.
  • 25 days of annual leave allowance that increases with years served (excluding bank holidays).
  • Private Healthcare.
  • Access to Spill, our mental health support partner.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Vitality Healthcare.
  • Half price Virgin Active Membership.
  • Free eye test.
  • Travel loan.
  • Hastee app, to help manage your salary and finances.
  • Employee Share Plan

       (*This is capped up to a certain salary).

Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunities

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

We aim to create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.

This commitment includes training managers and all other employees about their rights and responsibilities under the equality, diversity, and inclusion policy. Responsibilities include staff conducting themselves to help the organisation provide equal opportunities in employment, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination.

Vorboss promotes step-free access at our main headquarters, whilst taking into consideration physical barriers employees might face across all other sites.

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