Lead Software Engineer

Engineering · London, London, City of
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Lead Software Engineer 

This role sits within the Business Applications team at FINBOURNE. This team is responsible for building the industry-leading IBOR, Valuation and Entity Relationship capabilities of the LUSID platform. 

The role will give you the opportunity to learn about and contribute to a cutting edge software development techniques and algorithms, together with exposure to both buy- and sell-side financial services experience.  You will also be interacting directly with our clients, ranging from small startup hedge funds to multi-national financial services providers, and designing and implementing software solutions for a range of business problems. 

Key responsibilities:  

As a developer on the core LUSID system you will be responsible for the full software development lifecycle, from initial specification and requirements gathering, through detailed design to implementation and rollout.  You may be working independently or as part of a development team, depending on client and team demands.  You will be liaising with colleagues across the company to ensure that the solutions you build are appropriate to the problem, fully documented and supportable in their use by our clients. 

What skills, experience and qualifications we require:  

We’re looking for C#/Java/C++ (or any strongly-type language) developers with experience writing, supporting and maintaining globally distributed systems.  Our key technologies are C# (.NET Core), Nunit and a Postgres persistence layer, all hosted using Kubernetes on AWS.  We also make use of Python, Go and React where appropriate. 

As important as your technical skills, we need developers who display strong communication skills.  A large part of the role is understanding and explaining, in detail, the functionality provided by LUSID to existing and potential clients, and using their feedback to continuously enhance our offering.

This role is a senior engineering role so you should also be comfortable training and mentoring more junior members of the team and supporting their continued growth.

Financial services experience would be advantageous, but not essential. 


We are a young, dynamic financial technology company aiming to re-engineer the world of investing to make it clearer, faster and more cost effective for everyone.  


We are looking for our future architects, engineers and ultimately leaders to join us on this journey. 


At FINBOURNE, we offer a hugely supportive environment to build a career, with continuous learning and development opportunities. We have a collaborative culture of testing and exploring problems together to find the best evidence-based solutions. We respect your independent thought, your intellectual curiosity and your opinion.  


Our solution is open, API first and developer friendly – a true first for the asset management industry.  You can see what our team is busy building – we’ve published our Software Development Kits in five languages on Github: (C#, Java, Javascript, Python, Angular).  


FINBOURNE Technology is a Skilled Worker sponsor and we can support candidates requiring work permission if appropriate.   

For more information about our culture, career development and the benefits we offer our employees, please visit our website: www.finbourne.com. 



Our Culture  

Working at FINBOURNE is fast paced and exciting. The most important qualities we look for are a hunger to learn, passion for quality and a willingness to take the time to collaborate, teach and learn from colleagues.  


  • During your first three months with us, we encourage you and your manager to agree a 90 day plan to document your training and induction. This will give you clear objectives and ensures you’re provided with support in the areas that you require it the most.  
  • You’ll also have regular meetings with your manager and should expect to receive regular feedback from them.  
  • We run daily team stand ups so you’ll quickly get up to speed on what your colleagues are working on and be able to share your accomplishments and challenges with your team.  
  • We host monthly company-wide meetings where you’ll receive regular business updates and insight into our strategy.  
  • We host knowledge sharing sessions where employees share best practice and new ways of working. These range from fortnightly Q&A sessions about the finance industry to our weekly code craft club. 

Our benefits  

  • Pension: We offer a choice of pension schemes with employer contributions.
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave: Paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave, which includes 13 weeks full pay for maternity and adoption leave and 6 weeks full pay for paternity leave
  • Cycle to work scheme: Buy a bike and cycling accessories out of your pre-tax salary and spread the cost over 12 months.
  • Performance related pay: Financial rewards which can include a direct route to a financial stake in the company via our discretionary Stock Options scheme
  • Holiday: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays 
  • Flexible and remote working: We have a mature attitude towards flexible and remote working. Whether you’re a night owl, morning person, parent, carer or simply need flexibility to work a different pattern to the norm, we’re committed to helping you be productive and work in a way that is best for you.
  • Learning and training: We run regular internal training sessions on a wide variety of topics. These range from fortnightly Q&A sessions on the finance industry to our weekly code craft club. We also encourage employees to tailor their own development by making use of online learning tools and courses to supplement on the job training.
  • Regular company-wide socials: Before lockdown last year, team and company-wide socials happened regularly. These ranged from bowling trips, visits to the science museum, company-wide breakfasts and ski holidays. We hope to resume all of that shortly! Since lockdown we have continued to run social events including online gaming tournaments, quizzes and weekly one to one virtual catch-ups to keep everyone connected!


FINBOURNE Technology is a Tier 2 General sponsor and we can support candidates requiring work permission if appropriate.  

For more information about us please visit our website.   

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