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Principal Software Consultant

Audacia is a Leeds and London based software development company. We specialise in building complex, integral software solutions for clients including global mechanical seals manufacturer AESSEAL; leading telecommunications provider O2; and award-winning offshore solutions provider Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC).


We’re looking for a Principal Software Consultant to join our growing software development team in Leeds City Centre, based in our waterfront office on The Calls.


We focus on keeping our teams happy through providing interesting and challenging projects with ongoing opportunities to learn and develop. As a lead software consultant, you’ll be using the latest tools, technologies and platforms, such as .NET Core and Azure PaaS, to build intuitive and scalable solutions for a range of clients across multiple industries. From commodities trading platforms for one of the largest agricultural companies in the world, to applications that manage people across one of the biggest offshore wind farms in the world.


You’ll be working in an internal team made up of developers, testers and project managers. People who are friendly and engaging analytical thinkers who have a passion for technology and love to solve complex problems. You’ll be working in a culture focused on collaboration, transparency and working as a single team, with each other and with clients.


We trust our teams, so you’ll be given autonomy and ownership within projects. You’ll be provided with the tools and services needed for you to work to your full potential, alongside the help and guidance you need when required.


You’ll benefit from quarterly progression reviews to assess where you are in terms of your desired career path and personal progress. Your career is yours to drive at Audacia, with opportunities to lead teams and move into management positions.


You’ll be part of a community here, with people who like to socialise both inside and outside of work. 


About the role

As a Principal Software Consultant you will be involved with all aspects of the project lifecycle.


You’ll be responsible for taking ownership of the development and implementation of software projects – from running requirement analysis workshops with new and existing clients to proposing solutions and taking the lead on the delivery of complex business critical projects.


You will be required to:

  • Develop and unit test software to a high quality. 
  • Oversee the requirements gathering, definition of work and estimation for new work packages.
  • Take responsibility for a development team, working with testers, and other developers to deliver the full solution.
  • Follow the established Agile delivery methodology.
  • Develop and unit test software to a high quality.
  • Work to deadlines and provide progress updates throughout the development.
  • Gain a working understanding of the business processes of our clients.
  • Work closely with customer representatives.
  • Mentor junior developers on your team.


Key Competencies & Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills including time management.
  • Willingness, ability to self-learn and quickly adapt to new technologies, tools and working practises.


Required experience:

  • Minimum 7 years commercial development.
  • Technical lead on a multi-developer project.
  • Working directly with clients and end-users.
  • Requirement analysis and compiling backlogs.


Desired experience: 

  • Working in an Agile development environment.
  • Software consultancy.
  • Context switching and balancing priorities.
  • Mentoring of junior developers.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of technologies.
  • Solid understanding of technical architecture 


Technologies & Tools:

Required experience: 

  • C# 
  • JavaScript or Typescript


Desired Experience: 

  • Angular, React or Vue 
  • .NET Core 
  • SQL 
  • RESTful APIs 
  • Cloud Development (e.g. Azure) 
  • ORM (e.g. Entity Framework)  
  • Git 


This is a UK based role, candidates must have a legal right to work in the UK.


Click the link below to apply, or email [email protected] and attach your CV with a reference to the job role.

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