Lead Software Engineer – Contractor to Jan 2022

  • day rate
  • Product Development
  • Everyday Flex

This is a 3 month+ opportunity for an experienced contactor to start ASAP

Please apply with your day rate and available start date –

You will be responsible for the creation of high-quality, industry leading applications for the UK’s leading care management system. What you and the team create will have a direct impact in helping everyone who cares to do a great job. ​

What you get to do as Lead Software Engineer at QCS:​

  • Lead the development of applications across multiple projects​
  • Contribute to and make key technical decisions​
  • Work with the Head of Software Development to help define the technical vision​
  • Promote best practices based on project-specific needs​
  • Collaborate with the Business Analysts, by reviewing all new requirements from a technical perspective​
  • Estimate upcoming work​
  • Understand the QCS application architecture and development process and contribute to development​
  • Provide guidance to the team and lead the code review process​
  • Carry out research and development to underpin the development of future products and features​


The skills, experience, and attributes that will make you successful in this role:​

  • You are a master of C# programming language, fluent in Javascript​
  • You are a proponent of Agile software development approaches​
  • You are confident in your experience as a software engineer​and the SDLC to suggest amendments to requirements, designs and process from a technical perspective ​
  • You have a good understanding of Cloud applications and their Infrastructure​
  • You are knowledgeable of at least one Cloud service provider – Preferably Microsoft Azure​
  • You have an excellent grasp of design patterns, implementation patterns and integration patterns​
  • You know GIT​
  • You have experience in both front and backend development​
  • You have experience of SQL and NoSQL databases​
  • You are able to identify, catalogue and where appropriate, pay down technical debt​
  • You have an excellent grasp of unit testing and test automation​
  • You have a good understanding of distributed systems​
  • You are naturally driven to get things done​
  • You respond positively to pressure​
  • You work at a faster than average pace​
  • You work well with others and have a natural ability to communicate at all levels​
  • You possess ​a growth mindset​


At QCS we are advocates of flexible working, understanding life happens outside of work. Working from home and flexibility of hours is a normal part of our Everyday Flex working style.

You’ll love being on the QCS team because: ​

  • We are a dynamic, high achieving company that supports everyone who works for us to realise their full potential​
  • We listen to our people and we trust them​
  • We provide our people with the tools and the backing to turn outstanding ideas into successful innovations that improve lives​
  • We have a strong set of shared values – ‘Do the Right Thing’, ‘Make it Better’, ‘Play for the Team’ and ‘Get it Done’ – that together form the cornerstones of our culture​

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