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Lead Front End Developer

Business area: 

Software Engineering



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End date: N/A

Security Clearance: 

Internal Background Check (DBS)

Job description

About us

Solirius Consulting delivers technical consultancy and application delivery to our clients in order to solve real world problems and allow our clients to respond to an ever-changing technical landscape. We partner closely with our clients, embedding our consultants into their businesses in order to provide a bespoke service, allowing us to truly understand our clients’ needs.

It is this close collaboration with our clients that has enabled us to grow rapidly in recent years and will drive our ambitious future growth plans. We currently have over 250 consultants working with a variety of key clients from both the public and private sectors such as the Ministry of Justice, Department for Education, FCDOS, UEFA, International Olympic Committee and Mercedes Benz; with plans to increase our client base further in the near future.

We operate as a flat organisation and believe in trusting and supporting our team to operate independently. We pride ourselves on being specialists at what we do, making the most of our consultants’ expertise in their fields in order to provide a best-in-class service to our clients. All our consultants have the opportunity to work on a range of different projects, providing a broad range of knowledge on which to develop their careers and progress in the direction they choose.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Software Engineering Practice, to build and develop our front end capability.

Working alongside our Head of Software Engineering, building upon an existing front end capability, you will help us to develop a culture of best-practice. You will be an integral part of the team, responsible for leading, designing, developing and delivering software solutions whilst supporting and developing other members of the software team.

We are looking for someone who has an entrepreneurial approach, and is interested in working with our senior management team on business development opportunities.

About You:

Our team is our strongest asset, you will be an excellent team player who recognises the strength of the team as a whole and can find their role within the Solirius team. 

Typical qualities of a Solirius consultant are:

  • Best in class technical skills in their sector

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills

  • Self motivated, enthusiastic and committed

  • The ideal candidates will share our values and be aligned with our ways of working.

Candidates should be open to working in different locations for different clients. Although most of our work is in London, candidates should be happy to travel as client needs dictate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Defining and delivering the front end development strategy

  • Providing direction and influencing key stakeholders across our clients

  • Developing and scaling our organisational structure to support new services and clients

  • Assisting with business development opportunities, responding to client Invitations To Tender

  • Developing high-quality software designs

  • Identifying, prioritising and executing tasks in the software development lifecycle

  • Directing the development of tools and applications through clean, efficient code

  • Collaborating with internal teams and partners to fix and improve products

  • Ensuring software development is up-to-date with latest technologies

Key Skills/Experience:

The key activity areas that we would look for you to excel in are: 

  • Analysing Information,

  • Software Design, Software Documentation, Software Testing, Teamwork, General

  • Programming Skills, Software Development Fundamentals, Software Development Process and Software Requirements.

Required Experience:

  • Substantial experience of front end development

  • Experienced in leading a team of engineers, helping develop their skills and defining career paths

  • Ability to work with senior stakeholders and detailed technical specialists

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience of working with cloud infrastructure (Azure or AWS, GCP is beneficial)

  • Exceptional Software Development knowledge

  • Applied knowledge of front end frameworks (Angular, React, other similar)

  • Knowledge of selected front end technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS)

  • Experience in unit testing frameworks (Karma, Jasmine or others) and exposure to TDD is beneficial

  • Ability to communicate your design, both verbally and in written form

  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude

  • Ability to work independently and within a team

  • Excellent organisational skills

Desirable Experience:

  • Familiarity with Cloud platforms (ideally Azure, else AWS or GCP)

  • Familiarity with Agile development, DevOps and CI/CD processes and tooling

Package and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience

  • Flexible working / Work from home

  • Generous annual discretionary bonus

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • 10 days allocated development training per year

  • Contributory pension

  • Private healthcare cover

  • Gym membership

  • Annual away days and social events

Equality and diversity

Solirius Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that supports, celebrates, encourages and respects all individuals and in which all processes are based on merit, competence and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality, age, disability, ethnicity, marital status or any other protected characteristics.


Should you require further assistance or require any reasonable adjustments be put in place to better support your application process, please do not hesitate to raise this with us.


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