.Net Lead Developer

London, UK

Company Description

Established in 2000, Octopus is a group of businesses investing in people, ideas and industries that change the world. You can learn more about us at octopusgroup.com

At Octopus Investments, we're experts in financial services and we’re also a certified B Corp, meaning we care as much about the impact of our investments as the returns they generate. Today we manage more than £12.4* billion on behalf of retail and institutional investors.  

*Funds Under Management data includes undrawn commitments, funds under advisory mandates, funds monitored and the Octopus Cash service as of 30 September 2022 

Octopus Labs

Octopus Labs is the tech division of Octopus group. This role sits within the engineering team which comprises of 60 onshore and offshore engineers, testers, architects, development managers and technical leads.

Labs use the latest technology to build state-of-the-art systems to support our business processes. Our team are constantly looking for new technologies, and people at all levels of the function are encourage and expected to contribute with ideas on how we can improve our products. We embrace diversity and have people from a wide range of backgrounds working both in the UK and from countries around the world.

As a .Net Technical Lead you will be joining a cross-functional team of 10 people. Working alongside the Solutions Architect, you will be responsible for setting the technical direction of multiple products in a fast-changing and entrepreneurial environment.

Job Description

About the Role

About the role

More specifically, the project team you’ll be working in develops and maintains several back-office systems that manage the investment and management of customer money. This includes everything from application processing to the investment book of records. We develop systems and components that support a distributed architecture, so you will be creating cloud-based microservices using the latest technology from the Microsoft stack. We complement that with non-MS enterprise-level software such as Kafka. It is a hands-on role, and you will be coding as well as reviewing others' work. You will be a mentor for the developers in your team and will be an SME in engineering best practices and creating high-quality scalable cloud-native applications.

What You’ll Do

  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
  • Produce accurate technical designs that conform to our target architecture and agreed standards, and present those designs at the technical design authority
  • Implement security and data protection processes
  • Provision of resources in Azure Cloud
  • Define CI/CD pipelines in Azure DevOps
  • Integrate data storage solutions such as databases, key-vaults, blob storage, etc.
  • Performing code and design reviews for more junior engineers


What you'll bring

  • Expertise in .Net, .Net core, C#, and SQL Server
  • In-depth knowledge of microservices, and the challenges that come with a distributed architecture
  • Expertise in core engineering principles such as OO, SOLID, TDD
  • You have a good grasp of accessibility and security compliance, knowledge of the OWASP top 10
  • A history of working in teams that follow Agile delivery methodologies
  • Experience with Azure cloud, and provisioning resources for cloud-native apps
  • Solid understanding of DevOps principles and experience configuring CI/CD pipelines in Azure DevOps
  • You’re great at collaborative working and will know how to engage with people at all levels of the organisation
  • You’re comfortable with change and can refocus on new projects and tasks at short notice
  • Great communication skills, and will be able to work effectively with colleagues based remotely
  • A genuine interest in technology and will always be on the lookout for new tech which could improve our products

Additional Information

What we offer
💰  A competitive salary, bonus, pension and share incentive plan
✈️ Take what you need holiday
🏡 Flexible working 
⚓ Anchor (our wellness hub) which includes Headspace, one to one coaching through Sanctus, Parent Cloud, Digital GP, Shout & more
👪 Enhanced family leave policies
❤️ Life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection
🏥 Private medical insurance for you and your family
🚗 Electric vehicle leasing
🌍 The option to work overseas up to a month per year

Our Values 
At Octopus we don’t just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. 

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive employee experience for all. We promote equal opportunities for growth and development regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic background. We believe strongly that teams are at their best when every member of the team feels safe to bring their whole self to work.