Lead Software Engineer




IT & Internet


£50,000 to £80,000 Per Annum


Remote Working

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Lead Software Engineer – Remote Working

Salary – £50k - £80k + Pension + Healthcare + Life Insurance + Critical Illness + Income Protection + Access to Online Training

The Client

Our client is looking to recruit a Lead Software Engineer in a team leader role to enhance and support the core applications and infrastructure used to provide their ‘Insight’ vehicle telematics product services. Due to their rapid expansion this is a new exciting role to complement the existing development team and to drive the product forward.

This highly successful business was formed to provide highly accurate telemetric data, specifically for the Emergency Services market and has positioned itself as industry leader in the sourcing and providing of technology solutions for this sector. Working in partnership with their clients, The Group offer a flexible approach to business, enabling a quick response to customers’ requirements and needs.

They are a technology-based company with many years’ experience in providing specialist products and solutions for the Mission Critical Emergency Services industry and other related markets.  Their extensive portfolio includes Telematics, Medical Supply, Asset Finance and Medical Servicing, this allows them to be both fluid and reactive.

The role will have a hybrid feel to working and there will be occasional travel throughout the UK supporting the sales team with technical presentation. The company’s core operating hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday however some flexibility may be required in busy periods.  

The Role

Development and Maintenance of back-end applications providing the core services and APIs, currently written in node.js and hosted on AWS. 

Support the wider development team to maximise potential drawing on knowledge & experience 

Monitoring and management of back-end mySQL databases, index and query optimisation 

API development providing bi-directional data access with 3rd party customer applications 

Design and delivery of customer & internal reporting applications as timed reports or threshold triggered by incoming data content 

Maintenance and monitoring the AWS cloud systems and applications to maintain high availability levels demanded by the customers.  

Develop efficient AWS hosted micro-services to provide cost effective, reliable and reactive cloud based telematics system. 

React and assist in the rectification of software issues / outages caused by internal, AWS or network based problems.  

Work with customers / sales teams to develop needs and ideas into solutions 

Support tenders/presentations relating to customer’s IT requirements 

Assist with customer queries relating to web-site, API or report issues.  

Staying up-to-date with current and emerging software trends to ensure the Insight product remains ahead of the competition.  

Previous Knowledge and Experience

Proven development experience with Node.js environment (NPM, NVM, PM2, Express.js, Net,Mocha-chai test framework) for back-end systems.  

Familiarity of Java, PHP and Python used by other team members.  

Experience with MySQL database management and ability to write complex, efficient queries 

AWS Management experience or qualifications beneficial, covering: 

EC2 management, autoscaling groups, load balancers, launch templates and security groups 

S3 Storage 

Elasticache/Redis queue systems 

Web authentication (Cognito) API keys/O-Auth 2 

Cloudwatch monitoring and reporting 


Lambda services for automatic deployment 

MySQL (RDS-Aurora) database management 

IAM user roles and management 

Experienced with Git for repository management and revision control  

IT security, Firewalls, Access Management & GDPR 

Experience of systems utilising real-time data streams and processing beneficial 

Ability to manage projects effectively (MS Project, Trello, Jira experience beneficial)  


The Person

Confident and enthusiastic approach to systems development

Good team player, ability to communicate problems, ideas and solutions both internally and with external partners.

Analytical thinker and problem solver

Good presentation skills and telephone manner

Ability to communicate technical information to suite both technical and non-technical audiences


Competitive salary.  Employee Benefits Package including Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Death in Service, Critical Illness, Income Protection, 23 days Annual Leave Plus Bank Holidays and an optional Holiday Buy Scheme. Access to online training portals “Pluralsight” to encourage technical development and at the forefront of emerging technologies.

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