Lead Engineer 


About Blenheim Chalcot

Blenheim Chalcot is one of the leading venture builders in the world. We have been building exciting and disruptive businesses for over 20 years across sectors including FinTech, EdTech, GovTech, Media, Sport, Charity and more. These companies are all GenAI enabled and are some of the most innovative companies in the UK and increasingly around the world.

Headquartered in London from our flagship White City Scale Space campus, we have been building exciting and disruptive businesses for over 25 years. Our ventures are at the forefront of a multitude of industries being disrupted by digital including FinTech, EdTech, GovTech, Media, Sport, Charity and more. We are highly entrepreneurial and seek opportunities where digital and Gen AI technologies can disrupt major markets - ventures we have built include, Salary Finance, Modulr and the Rajasthan Royals cricket team. 

Many of the companies within the portfolio have materialised from ideas conceived and launched by us, and we have over 4,000 employees to support their growth and development. Our assets under management stand at more than £1.8bn and total portfolio revenue is over £500 million. 

Our one of our fintech ventures is scaling fast and we’re looking to hire high energy, motivated and curious talent to support them on that journey!


The role

The Lead Engineer is a brand-new role in our Fintech’s Engineering team. We ‘re looking for an experienced software engineer who can be individually productive in development, infrastructure configuration and deployment, or manage and mentor a team of engineers, leading by example. You will be pioneering new projects while navigating the inherent ambiguity and adjustments that come with early-stage development. The Lead Engineer will be comfortable across the software development spectrum, from coding and tooling to infrastructure, and adept at various development processes, plus adapt to new technologies and environment.

On top of your technical expertise, you'll be a champion for your team, empowering each member and fostering a collaborative environment. Looking to seek improvements in productivity and quality is essential for constant innovation, and you will act as the glue that brings consistency and alignment across different engineering disciplines and departments.


About you

The ideal candidate will have a track-record in delivering results in a fast-moving business and hence be comfortable with change and uncertainty. Excellent stakeholder management experience is essential to being successful in this role.

  • 5+ years of experience with React.js and/or Next.js
  • 5+ years of experience with Node.js (Express.js, Fastify, etc)
  • 3+ years of experience with Python (FastAPI, Flask, Django, etc)
  • Prior experience with DevOps practices and CI/CD pipelines
  • Actively participates in architecture and system design discussions, with a focus on scalability, performance, and maintainability
  • Familiar with testing methodologies and working with QA people.
  • Knows and has experience with writing clear documentation
  • Action-oriented and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive the product forward
  • Knowledge of containerization technologies such as Docker and orchestration tools like Kubernetes
  • Git and Jira experience is essential
  • Understands agile methodologies and is used to working in an agile environment

Nice to have: 

  • Contributions to open-source projects or a strong presence in the dev community
  • Has led a team of engineers including one or more senior engineers
  • Familiarity with microservices architecture and related paradigms
  • Experience with some cloud platform (preferably GCP)
  • Experience with LLMs and have tinkered with ChatGPT, Bard, llama2, etc



We have a rigorous recruitment process, which we use for all our roles to ensure we attract the very best talent.  

Please note we are office based which requires our colleagues to be together in the office 5 days a week with flexibility around personal commitments, interests and obligations. This ensures we have the opportunity to continuously collaborate with the whole portfolio to stay connected and grow our community.  

Blenheim Chalcot is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is one of our core values, thus making it core to our business. We strive to maximise the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from everyone. We encourage diversity through perspective, background, identity, and thought whilst also fostering an environment where everyone can express themselves regardless of your race, religion, sex, gender, colour, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic. We are committed to continuing to nurture an inclusive environment and building a diverse workforce. 



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