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Software Development Lead Consultant – Financial Services

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Software Development Lead Consultant – Financial Services

Team: Software Development
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Commitment: Permanent - Employee
Are you self-driven and proactive? Do you enjoy solving difficult programming challenges? 
 
If you’re a lead .NET developer who wants to join a growing tech consultancy that delivers high quality solutions and transforms services for clients and end users, we might have the role for you. 
 
It’s a great opportunity to work on extremely technical challenges and add value as part of an established technical team with a great reputation. This role will support our work in the financial services and fintech industry, although there may be future opportunities across our whole client base.

4 days per week in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is required to enable face to face working with the project team.
 
What we’re looking for you to bring to the role:
·    Proficient in Object Oriented Programming, with expertise in the C# .NET stack preferred. Experience in other languages such as Java or Python is also valuable. 
·   Experienced in working with relational databases, with strong proficiency in SQL.  
·   Demonstrated experience focusing on data structures and implementing efficient solutions 
·   Proven experience in algorithm implementation and analysis 
·   Expertise in performance optimisation, with a focus on enhancing efficiency and speed. 
·   Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, capable of tackling complex technical tasks. 
·   Experience in handling large scale data processing and working with distributed systems. 
·   In depth knowledge of parallelism, threading, and concurrent programming, with practical experience in these areas.   
·   Proven ability to build high performing, low latency solutions capable of processing large volumes of data efficiently.    

A lead consultant in software development at Opencast is responsible for: 
·    Creating a strategy for a client to deliver working software 
·    Being the first consultant ‘on the ground’ for new clients and high-profile projects 
·    Implementing proven processes for effective software development 
·    Leading other developers in tackling difficult programming challenges and driving delivery of the backlog 
·    Setting testing strategies to match industry standards 
·    Guiding teams that need support, steering them towards success 
·    Providing technical expertise within the practice – sharing and helping embed best practice within it 
·    Being the voice of Opencast with external stakeholders 
·    Building relationships with client-side peers to improve ways of working and demonstrate Opencast’s capabilities 
·    Acting as a mentor and coach to others, enabling them to achieve their full potential 
·    Leading within Opencast communities of practice 

And what can we promise you?
We’re inclusive team players that listen and collaborate.
We’re always willing to teach and help others (inside or outside of our team).
We’re always willing to learn. 

Salary
£79,000 - £99,000

What our offer includes 
Competitive pension, healthcare, share options and discretionary bonus. 
Flexible hours and 25 days' holiday.  
People to support you every step of the way. 
 
Where you’ll work 
This role requires 4 days per week in Newcastle upon Tyne. However, everyone at Opencast splits their time between multiple locations, including from our HQ and hub locations, client site or home. Travel is part of life at Opencast, and considers requirements of your work, our clients and your team. 
 
We include you 
We welcome candidates from all identities, attributes, ways of thinking and backgrounds to thrive in a career at Opencast. Our aim is for the diversity of our people to be reflected in the solutions we deliver, to help create a fairer society for all.    
 
Interview 
Job interviews are on Microsoft Teams. We’ll make any adjustments to help you. The recruitment process for this role includes a technical assessment, pair programming and values interview, and a technical interview.   
 
Want to know more? 
Visit our website or email careers@opencastsoftware.com
We’re not working with recruitment agencies on this vacancy. If you are interested in this position, please apply directly with Opencast. 
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