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Lead Software Engineer

NCC Group

NCC Group

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Role: Lead Software Engineer

Location: Uk/Spain/Portugal/Other

Thanks for checking out our job opening; we are excited that YOU are interested in learning more about NCC Group.

We are on a mission to make society a safer and more secure place. Our people are the ones who make that possible; a global community of talented individuals working together towards a safer future.

We aim to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We work together, we are brilliantly creative, we embrace difference and we want you to join in our mission, to make the world safer and more secure.

Take a look at our website here to learn more about why we’re one of the leading global Cyber Security and Risk Mitigation business…


The Opportunity:

NCC Group is looking for a talented Lead Python Software Engineer to join our software development team, building and maintaining our evolving suite of enterprise level applications.

You will work across the full development life cycle, translating complex business requirements through to complete elegant, scalable software solutions.

You will be expected to work both independently and alongside the wider team on both new and existing ongoing projects, producing tools for the department to use in day-to-day operations, as well as applications for customers and other departments.

You will have a passion for technology and considerable experience developing scalable and secure applications, and will ensure the architectural system design is extendible, scalable and maintainable. Looking for someone willing to explore more cloud native architecture and offer a great platform to train and grow within.

Leading a small squad of python developers

Key Accountabilities:

Lead the design and development of maintainable and scalable API driven PaaS applications, working closely with UX designers, DevOps practitioners and Cloud Architecture experts within the team.

Be the key decision maker for code quality by deciding on design principles and doing regular code reviews across the development resources.

  • Work closely with DevOps to adhere to CI/CD principles

  • Leadership of development resources

  • Implement a test first approach

  • Write performant, reusable well documented code within a rapidly growing code base

  • Work within the Product team to deliver quality, scalable, testable solutions to specification

  • Ability to articulate ideas clearly to the rest of the technical team

  • Help the Product Managers/Scrum Masters in understanding technical implementations considerations for features on the back log, providing estimation and guidance

  • Advise on technologies and evolving techniques to the benefit of the products we produce

  • Able to review peer’s code giving clear feedback and following best practices

  • Work in within an agile team using SCRUM practises to deliver quality code at a pace

  • Be motivated to work remotely and organised in your time management

  • Enthusiastic and open to learning new technologies native to cloud development

  • Good knowledge of software architecture, object-oriented development, design patterns and coding best practices



  • Strong python development experience

  • Experience with both front and backend development

  • Experience building scalable, fault tolerant solutions on AWS

  • Technical leadership

  • Agile Development

  • Experience working with CI/CD practices

  • Microservice infrastructure


  • Experience working in the cyber security industry

  • Working knowledge of SCRUM

  • DevOps

  • SDLC and use of frameworks, such as OWASP SAMM


  • Client-Focused: Prioritizes client needs and expectations, ensuring that all actions and decisions lead to client satisfaction and success.

  • Collaborates as ‘One NCC’: Works in unison with all departments and teams, fostering a united front and shared objectives across the entire organisation.

  • Adds Value: Goes beyond the minimum requirements to provide solutions and contributions that enhance the customer’s success and growth.

  • Enables and Empowers: Provides tools, resources, and support to team members, fostering an environment where they can thrive and excel.

  • Personal Responsibility: Takes ownership of actions, decisions, and outcomes, acknowledging successes as well as areas for improvement.

  • Communicates Openly and Respectfully: Shares information transparently while maintaining respect and consideration for all stakeholders.

  • Open Mindset: Embraces new ideas, diverse perspectives, and is willing to adapt in response to evolving situations or feedback.

  • Growth and Development: Actively seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth, championing learning and evolution for oneself and the organisation.

  • Analytical Thinking: Demonstrates a systematic approach to resolving issues and identifying improvements.

About NCC Group

The NCC Group family has over 2,200 members located all around the world, providing a trusted advisory service to 15,000 customers. Born in the UK, we have now have offices in North America, Canada, Europe, Asia- Pacific and United Arab Emirates.

We are passionate about helping our customers to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape. We fuel that passion with investment in our people and our business.

Our values and code of ethics are at the heart of how we operate – we work together, we are brilliantly creative and we embrace difference. We treat everyone and everything with equal respect.

We want to create an environment where all colleagues feel psychologically, emotionally and physically safe to be authentic, sharing their personal experiences to represent the diversity of the world they live in, and have equal opportunity to achieve their best.

About your application

We review every application received and will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. If you don’t hear back from us within 10 days, please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies and we would encourage you to keep an eye on our career opportunities as there may be other suitable roles.

If you do not want us to retain your details, please email global.ta@nccgroup.com. All personal data is held in accordance with the NCC Group Privacy Policy. We are committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please tell us at any stage.

Please note that this role involves mandatory pre-employment background checks due to the nature of the work NCC Group does. To apply, you must be willing and able to undergo the vetting process. This role being advertised will be subject to BS7858 screening as a mandatory requirement.