• Location: England, West Midlands, Birmingham
  • Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum
  • Technology: Juniper Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 15th Sep, 2021
  • Reference: LH4899


Role - Lead UI Engineer
Location - Birmingham
Salary - £80,000 - £110,000 (10-30% Bonus, 11% Pension, Private Healthcare)

I am engaged with a Global Investment Bank, one of my longest-tenured clients, who are looking to recruit experienced Lead Engineers with proven commercial experience developing UI/Web applications using JavaScript technologies. The organisation in question are widely known as one of the leading Investment Banks, with these roles being part of a huge recruitment drive in the West Midlands as they look to build out an 'Engineering Centre of Excellence' in Birmingham.

Role Overview

Working in a highly-skilled Software Engineering team, your role will see you work on cutting edge applications in the Equities, Derivatives and Markets space. This team in particular deliver state-of-the-art digital web platforms that help to transform and simplify client experiences. They are a truly 'product-driven' team, with a consistent focus on quality over speed and are committed to utilising modern Software Engineering practices including Agile, Scrum, CI/CD, DevOps etc. Working as a Lead Engineer, your role will specifically focus on both technical and leadership responsibilities, with an opportunity to get involved in high-level architectural conversations. Their core tech stack is very JavaScript-focused (React, Redux, Angular, TypeScript) and you will also be given the opportunity to work closely with both technical and business-facing stakeholders.

Working Patterns

This organisation have recently opened an office Birmingham (5-10 minute walk from New Street Station) and this role will require you to be in the office 3 days' per week, with the remaining time spent working from home. They are fully committed to flexible working hours.

Candidate Requirements
  • UI/Web Technologies - Proven experience developing UI/Web applications using core front end technologies, with a specific focus on JavaScript, React, Redux, TypeScript, GraphQL, Angular etc.
  • Engineering Background - You must have excellent knowledge and commercial experience working with design patterns, data structures, object-oriented principles etc.
  • Engineering Methods - Proven experience working with core Agile methods (Scrum, Kanban, XP) is required, as is experience working in a DevOps (CI/CD) environment.
  • Leadership - Proven experience working as a Senior/Lead Engineer, ideally leading projects and/or people is highly desirable, as are mentoring/coaching skills.
  • Stakeholder Management - You must have excellent communication skills (written & oral), including proven commercial experience working with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Academics - Whilst not essential, candidates with a background in Computer Science or a discipline such as Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics are desirable. However, applications from candidates without a University Degree will certainly be considered.


Next Steps

If you like the sound of this advert then please click on the 'apply' button and submit a fully updated CV. Alternatively, if you are unsure about the role but still think its worth a chat then please contact me via me following:
  • Email - l.haghighat@frankgroup.com
  • Telephone - 0191 338 7540
  • LinkedIn - 'Liam Haghighat'


Anything discussed during this application process will remain fully confidential, with any subsequent applications being fully compliant with GDPR. It is also important to note that this role does not support applications from candidates that do not have an existing right to work in the UK, with this organisation unable to provide visa sponsorship.