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***This role is hybrid and will require some office attendance at our London hub or our Chester hub. Please only apply if you are able to attend one of these locations regularly***

About GBG:

GBG is the leading expert in global digital identity. We combine our powerful technology, the most accurate data coverage and our talented team to deliver award-winning location intelligence, identity verification and fraud prevention solutions.

With over 30 years’ experience, we bring together a team of over 1,100 dedicated experts with local industry insight from around the world to make it easy for businesses to identify and verify customers and locations, protecting everyone, everywhere from fraud.

Why you should be@GBG

We make the world a safer place
We trust each other and win together
We are local experts in a global business
We want you to be yourself
We grow when you grow

About the team:

Loqate Technology Team – At Loqate our mission is to help every business in the world reach every customer in the world. Within the Loqate Product Engineering Team, we achieve this by providing location capture, address verification, geocoding, and data enrichment solutions to allow businesses to find, validate and know everything there is to know about a specific location.

The Role:

You will be the Lead Engineer in one of our multi-disciplinary product squads working on our Capture product. If you’ve ever purchased something online, you have probably used Capture without realising – thousands of our customers trust it to deliver a best-in-class address lookup service at the heart of their checkout experience. Across our customer-base, it receives thousands of address lookup requests every second, quickly and accurately finding addresses from all over the world within milliseconds. The role is ideal for a tech enthusiast who’s driven and interested in performance, scale, and big data.

This is an exciting and impactful role that provides the opportunity to heavily influence the technical growth of our team and products at Loqate. You will bring your passion for technology, experience of developing great software, and constant desire to improve. There is no line management responsibility with this role – we believe that to technically lead, you need capacity to focus on technical challenges and as such we have pulled line management out into a separate role.

What you will do:

At Loqate we’re constantly learning, and we’re not afraid to change in order to adapt to the ever-shifting environment around us. Here’s what your day-to-day work might look like, but this will change as you, your role and our business all develop.

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will:

Take ownership of the technical design, delivery, and documentation of the product as we scale to support millions of transactions per day. This role has a mix of both hands-on development as well as lead/architecture work.
Raise the bar for technical standards, performance, reliability, and operational excellence.
Mentor and coach others to help them be the best they can be.
Care about agility as much you care for scalability and availability. Continuous deployment keeps us focused on incremental releases.
Take responsibility for platform health and observability, using our own data to understand user behaviour and drive product development.

What we’re looking for:

The core qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

A strong foundation in software engineering principles and deep knowledge of a high-level programming language. C# and Go are used heavily in this product.
Experience working with distributed cloud systems, particularly involving containers. We run on Kubernetes in GCP.
Strong knowledge of NoSQL database technologies (e.g. MongoDB, Elastic).
Experience designing algorithmic software for scale, performance, and high availability.
Previous experience of being the primary technical leader in a team, including collaboration with other teams and stakeholders.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to adapt your style to different audiences.
A passion for promoting engineering excellence in those around you through coaching and guiding individuals, and the team as a whole, to influence change.

In return we offer:

The opportunity to work with a fantastic team (if we say so ourselves).
Flexible and hybrid working patterns
UK offices in Chester and London providing collaborative and welcoming environments, plus offices worldwide.
A vibrant company culture.
A competitive company benefit scheme.


Next steps

Click here to see more about what’s important to us, including our flexible working policy, our commitment to ESG, I&D and much more.

To chat to the Talent Attraction team and find out more about our benefits, drop an email to [email protected] and we’ll be in touch!

Make life@GBG work for you.

Diversity & Inclusivity:

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to providing fair opportunities for everyone regardless of age, gender race/ ethnicity, sex, religion, age, nationality, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits. Everybody is welcome and our inclusion and diversity programme, be/yourself, is designed to ensure that you can thrive. Please inform your GBG Talent Attraction Specialist if you require any reasonable adjustments to the interview process

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