Lead Software Engineer (C#) - make a material difference

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom · Software Development


We make great software that our users love. You’ll be the lead engineer in a small team, working with a product owner to develop and drive our flagship GRANTA MI software product, used by world leading companies. We are passionate about creating software to the best of our ability and work hard to understand our users’ needs, working with autonomy but collaboratively on all aspects from initial UI design through to testing.

What our developers do

We mostly develop in C# on Visual Studio, and provide all developers with an MSDN subscription and a ReSharper license. We have a no-blame peer review culture, with the aim of encouraging excellence, improvement and learning. We use GitHub for version control, and mostly follow the github-flow model.

We work closely with product owners to define features and priorities, allowing us to get involved in understanding our customer needs and balancing them against development costs. We use Agile processes and have daily stand-ups and regular retrospectives to keep us honest and transparent. We take continuous improvement seriously and everyone’s opinion is valid and listened to. We use Jira to host a Kanban board, and show key metrics and our TeamCity build status on a team radiator.

Find out more about software engineering at Granta Design here: http://www.grantadesign.com/jobs/software-engineering.htm

What you will work on

GRANTA MI is a C#-based application server which is built on top of a SQL Server database. The server functionality is accessed via a variety of Javascript-based clients, Windows applications and scripting interfaces. Some of the things you might be helping to take the lead on include:


The ideal candidate will have:


Career Development

We value our people and work hard to create an environment which rewards positivity and supports personal and professional development. As part of this commitment we provide a tailored induction plan, regular reviews and excellent opportunities for progression.

This role offers excellent development potential, with the opportunity to further improve your development skills across a broad range of technologies and practices. We promote use of the latest technologies and encourage our software engineers to keep up to date with the latest developments, and hold regular software events and activities.

Depending on your interests, there are opportunities to progress to a team lead role in the future.

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