Lead Developer/Architect


£50k - £55k


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Are you a lead developer/architect excited to make a difference?

Are you ready to use your powers for good?

Are you passionate about software development?

Our Role

We have an ambitious growth plan at Difrent that will see us delivering cutting edge digital services to our Healthcare, Government and Private Sector clients.

Our culture is founded on passion, creativity and straight-talking. As a business, we are fun and want people to be who they really are. We have huge amounts of drive, energy and have created an awesome brand.

Due to the ongoing success, we’re now looking for a proactive and experienced Lead Developer/Architect to join us on a permanent basis, assisting with Central Government and Healthcare organisations.

Your Essential Skills

  • 7+ years experience in professional software development
  • 2+ years in dev lead or architect role
  • Played a significant part in developing a business-critical project from design through build and run
  • Experience of any of the major cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform)
  • Significant NodeJS development experience (front-end and back-end)
  • Significant experience in development in any other language ecosystem
  • Understand “small-a” agile ways of working
  • Ability to work with BAs/Service Designers to design a true MVP
  • Ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders on a project
  • Understanding of the theory and application of branching strategies, and carrying out code reviews
  • Understanding of the theory and application of continuous delivery
  • Understanding of the theory and application of infrastructure-as-code
  • Understanding of the theory and application of TDD and BDD
  • Understanding of the theory and application of accessibility and performance testing
  • Understanding of the theory and application of common architectural patterns (Serverless, Headless, Microservices, Monoliths, MVC etc)


  • 24 days holiday + your birthday off! 🛫
  • 2 charity days 🎗
  • Private vitality healthcare 🩺
  • £200 yearly working from home allowance 💵
  • Share incentive plan 📈

If you’re a Lead Developer/Architect looking for an exciting challenge with a company that invests in your personal development, this is a fantastic opportunity to be working as part of Difrent and The Panoply Group! Our team is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and therefore would welcome applications from people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds.

How to apply

Apply today with your CV and cover letter by emailing our recruitment team at recruitment@difrent.co.uk

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Complete your application

Please submit your details below to apply for this role. If you need an adjustment to the recruitment process to allow you to be considered for a role, please contact us at recruitment@difrent.com