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Technical Software Engineer

at Jobop Ireland
Location Letterkenny, Ireland
Date Posted March 20, 2020
Category Information Technology
Job Type Permanent (Full-time)
Salary Range €55,001 to €60,000


Job Title: Technical Software Engineer

Reports to: Technical Lead

Job type: Permanent, Full time     

Industry sector: Software Solutions

Location: North West, Donegal

Start: ASAP subject to notice period

Salary: €50-60k DOE plus excellent benefits

Our client, a multinational software solutions company is looking to recruit an experienced and ambitious Software Engineering Technical Lead to join their team based in Donegal.


Job Profile

Join a small and agile group of developers, as they maintain and develop the company’s market-leading desktop analysis software.

The person responsible shall work with other members of the DPA client scrum team to maintain and develop the company’s cutting-edge desktop analysis platform. They will possess excellent working knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within agile software development.

The Desktop Process Analytics (DPA) component is a class-leading, enterprise-level integration and enabling technology. It is a vital component within the global Workforce Optimization suite and is the cornerstone of the company’s “Presence” on the desktop. The development of the desktop component for DPA requires significant technical and strategic development as new technologies, browsers, and operating systems continue to change and evolve.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding communication skills, a demonstrated track record of recent experience, contributing to and leading technical designs for complex product solutions. They will have experience working with large globally distributed teams. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of at least some of the following: windows SDK, C++, C#, and websocket layer communication techniques.


The role includes:

  • Working with and supporting tech lead and other team members
  • Provide input to technical leadership and aid in delivery of agile sprints for new product development
  • Work closely with tech lead and customer support engineers, to understand business requirements and translate them into technical roadmap.
  • Initiate and research support for new technology, alongside existing customer requirements
  • Contributing to an environment which is conducive to the team’s success and which aligns with departmental goals and working practices
  • Delivering product features and components in line with the company’s high standards for security, scalability, redundancy, resiliency and scalability
  • Collaborating with global architects and product management on key strategic cross-functional sub-systems and functions to ensure consistent architecture across our portfolio


Job Metrics

  • Be part of a team delivering high-quality, robust, and scalable software solutions.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Deliver high-quality, robust, and scalable software solutions, and mentor less experienced team members to do the same
  • Providing hands-on guidance to the company’s distributed engineering teams
  • Advocate best practices to the team in the areas of software engineering
  • Engage in research of new technologies & architectures to improve produc

Management & Leadership

  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Foster a culture of openness and respect in the team
  • Possibility for senior / mentorship as the team grows

Planning and Delivery

  • Work with the tech lead to produce estimates for plans
  • Work with the Engineering Manager to produce delivery schedules
  • Ensure that the scope items are delivered within the agreed timescales
  • Initiate and manage new technology evaluation and proof of concepts

Champion of Quality

  • Ensure delivery of high quality, re-usable source code
  • Contribute to peer code reviews
  • Automate test harnesses where possible to enhance quality of product functionality
  • Where automation is not possible, design and document effective manual test strategies.
  • Incorporate non-functional requirements into the design of the product features in order to deliver a high quality of service to customers.
  • Using BDD, design and automate tests whilst working with QA to create effective test plans

Stakeholder Management

  • Work closely with Product Managers and team leaders, to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
  • Understand why the scope items being developed are important, what benefits they will bring, who they are being developed for and how they fit into the product
  • Communicate clear boundaries, values, goals, expectations
  • Assess decisions/actions and recognise potential impacts on individuals and groups and make plans to meet the needs of all stakeholders as effectively as possible


Candidate profile


Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field

  • Significant years of proven success in implementing and designing enterprise level solutions, or suitable alternative experience in a professional engineering department.
  • 5+ years in a senior technical role in previous large-scale software development projects
  • Experience architecting and tuning a large-scale solution in the Cloud
  • Experience of developing high quality, secure and performant solutions against functional and non-functional requirements.
  • The ability to demonstrate a solid understanding of Agile working practices and methodologies.
  • The ability to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to demonstrate experience in the automation of Software testing and build systems.
  • The ability to demonstrate an appreciation of the Non-Functional requirements and how to meet them.
  • Knowledge and experience of object-oriented principles and design patterns
  • Programming
  • C# / dot net, windows SDK
  • Javascript, browser extensions, SignalR
  • C++ an advantage
  • Design
  • Modern REST API patterns (e.g. JSON-LD)
  • Design patterns for scale out of application components
  • Proven experience in client / server scalability
  • Testing
  • BDD principles with Cucumber
  • TDD principles with either TestNG or JUnit
  • UI test Automation with Selenium o Cross Browser testing tools such as Browserstack
  • CICD Packaging and Deployment Automation
  • Packaging: e.g. AWS CodeDeploy, Ansible, Terraform
  • Build: e.g. Git, Jenkins and Jenkins Pipeline


Personal Attributes


  • Strong motivational skills
  • Strong organization & time management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good team player
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Maintains own skill sets by keeping up to date with development trends and thinking.
  • Ability to follow process but to remain flexible in achieving project objectives
  • Ambitious, motivated, eager to learn and demonstrate value


Some global travel maybe required

Does this job appeal to you? Does it fit your career path? The North West is fast becoming a hub for tech innovation. This opportunity will allow you to expand your knowledge base whilst living in one of the more inexpensive and naturally beautiful parts of Ireland. A rare opportunity to create a positive work/life balance! Contact me immediately to find out more.

Do you have strong software design/architecture and AI development and data mining experience?


Do you live in or can easily relocate to Donegal?


Are you eligible to work in Ireland?