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Staff Engineer

Location: Leeds or Hybrid

Want to deliver tech with purpose, with people who care?
Join us and develop cutting-edge software solutions that help keep children safe online.

What’s the opportunity?

As a Staff Engineer you will be a key member of the Platform Core team. The Platform Core team is responsible for building, maintaining and monitoring a set of micro-services that are the building blocks of the Smoothwall Products. Choosing the right architecture that can scale and support our growth is at the heart of what we do. 

Here’s how you’ll do it?

  • Taking part in designing complex systems and microservices
  • Writing software in a range of languages (Our stack is varied: .NET Core, Angular 10+, Golang, ReactJs, etc.)
  • Developing solutions natively in cloud platforms such as Azure, GCP, AWS
  • Scaling services to find the right balance between performance, costs and availability
  • Managing projects, branches, and releases over large code bases with Git
  • Bringing an understanding of DevOps and experience of release engineering and what it means to use CI/CD
  • Utilising your experience of working in Agile development teams

Who we are?

As the K-12 market leader, Smoothwall provides cutting edge, on premise and cloud-based technology for UK schools, colleges and MATs to keep their students safe online. We exist to protect and support every child’s digital journey by leveraging industry-leading technology to protect 18,000 schools and over 10 million students worldwide. With our UK head office in Leeds, our parent company, Family Zone Cyber Safety is headquartered in Australia, with operations throughout the US and New Zealand, we’ve grown fast and employ over 350 people. We’re all proud of our incredible journey so far …and the best is yet to come. That’s where you come in!

What will you bring?

  • Experienced writing software in a range of languages, with your key skills being within .Net Core, C#, and Angular 10+
  • Ideally some experience of managing projects (small, medium or large), branches and releases over large code bases with GIT
  • Ideally experienced developing solutions natively in MS Azure, not just Azure hosted websites
  • A good understanding of DevOps, experience of release engineering and what it means to use CI/CD
  • RESTful web-services

You’ll have:

  • A passion for software development
  • Be open-minded and curious about technology 
  • Experience as an active member of an agile team
  • Strong sense of ownership and care 
  • Proactivity and attention to detail
  • Be a collaborative team player who is also a confident individual contributor and problem solver.

Why choose Smoothwall?

  • Remote working with some on-site customer visits and occasional visits to Leeds office (following sensible pandemic precautions of course)
  • The opportunity to work with an amazing engineering team on a life changing product
  • Competitive salary, including company shares
  • Private health insurance
  • Yearly training budget

More importantly, you’ll:

  • Deliver tech with purpose…

As a Software Engineer here your work truly matters. Your skills, knowledge and ideas will all help children stay safe online. It feels good to do good.

  • With people who care…

Our Software Engineers are amazing! They’re also amazingly supportive. We all take ownership of our work, end to end. And at the same time, we really care about growing and winning together.

  • Through work that you love…

You’ll get to work on technology and data scaling challenges for a global customer base. And you’ll be exposed to modern technologies and processes, in a fast-paced and supportive learning environment.

  • And a career that you own…

This role offers so many opportunities to expand your skills and grow your career. You’ll get to attend local software conferences, paid for by us. And as you step up and take ownership to make things happen, you’ll carve out an incredible career.

Sound like you?

We’d love to hear from you. Please submit your application if you would like to be considered for this opportunity. At this stage we are only accepting applications from those with full working rights.

Tell us about yourself. Send you CV and covering letter to:

Shortlisting will commence immediately.

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