Instil: Senior Software Engineer


  • Job ID: 496
  • Job Type(s): Permanent
  • Categories: Software Developers
  • Posted October 21, 2021
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Helping the world's top innovators bring the future to market

The Role

Instil is a software engineering consultancy that believes in doing the simple things well - clean code, testing, autonomy, zero lock-down, control over your tools and practical, agile processes. Instil cares deeply about what they do and how they do it.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will play a lead role in the design and development of the next generation of digital products and solutions. You will spend the majority of your time writing code, contributing to the overarching culture of engineering excellence, and nurturing your fellow team members.

In return, they can offer varied, challenging work in a supportive environment - one where you have every opportunity to grow as an engineer through world-class training and regular attendance at software conferences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and delivery of a wide range of cloud and mobile projects into production
  • Work across a range of front and backend technologies (Kotlin, C#, AWS etc) in a highly supportive work environment
  • Mentor and support other engineers and peers
  • Develop and write great code on a daily basis, leading by example
  • Research, evaluate and implement new technologies that help improve how Instil works
  • Proactively contribute to a team culture that values quality, robustness and knowledge sharing

Need to have

  • A minimum of 4 years experience in the software industry
  • Exceptional understanding of coding principles, from functional to OO, clean coding to testing, etc.
  • Expertise in Java, Kotlin, C# or similar HLL
  • A keen eye for detail and quality which should be reflected in your outputs
  • Excellent understanding of emerging technologies and practices
  • Excellent academic qualifications and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK

Good to have

  • Experience developing mobile apps (Kotlin / Swift), or web applications (Angular / React)
  • Experience developing cloud native and serverless system (Azure / GCP / AWS)
  • Evidence of taking a leadership role in a technical team to deliver software to market
  • Evidence of contribution to a personal or open source project
  • Experience of agile processes - planning, grooming, demo, retro, story points, burndown, etc
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Client facing experience

Instil Tech Environment

The Instil Tech Environment covers a broad range of technologies. You don’t need to have experience across all areas but more importantly we value Software Engineers who are passionate, have an eagerness to learn new technologies and who have an ability to think ahead and challenge the norm.

  • AWS / GCP / Azure
  • EC2 / Cognito
  • Serverless
  • Microservices / APIs
  • Docker / Kubernetes
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Java / Spring / OSGi
  • Kotlin / Android
  • Swift / iOS
  • C# / .NET / Xamarin
  • SQL / Postgres / Jooq
  • C++ / Python
  • Angular / React / Redux
  • JavaScript / TypeScript
  • TDD / BDD


Instil Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • 8% Employer pension contribution
  • 35 days annual leave
  • Social Committee
  • Open promotion process twice a year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Hardware allowance to spend on whatever you need to get set up and Apple MacBook Pro on joining
  • Flexible working options

To Apply

Enso Recruitment is proud to work with Instil as their recruitment partner. To find out more about this opportunity to join the Instil team, get in touch by sending through your CV by clicking on the apply button!

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