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January work blues? Here are 5 interesting tech jobs hiring right now 

Interesting tech jobs

Despite volatile times in tech last year, software engineers have plenty of reasons to be optimistic about 2024, with plenty of interesting tech jobs and new opportunities available. 

According to Deloitte’s Tech Trends 2024, the most forward-thinking tech companies are empowering engineers with a shift in focus from DevOps to DevEx/DX, meaning developer experience of course.  

This developer-first mindset aims to make it easier for developers to design, test, release and evolve software that provides value to an organisation by optimising workflows, processes and working environments.  

This can mean different things in different organisations, but overall, we should see a shift from return-to-office mandates for engineers, and an increased focus on wellbeing and retention.  

In day-to-day working, this will look like automating tedious tasks, minimising bottlenecks with standardised tools, languages and processes, and focusing on reusability – taking time to use pre-built components rather than always starting from scratch. 

Since engineers both create the products to attract customers, and are the customers when it comes to SDKs and APIs, a focus on DevEx makes good business sense and makes for far more interesting tech jobs. 

If you’re feeling underappreciated or underpaid, take a look at the UKTN Job Board and see interesting tech jobs on offer, like these five roles. 

Software engineer, BBC, Newcastle upon Tyne 

Applications for this software engineer are open so if you’re keen, get your CV in for this position based at Newcastle Broadcasting Centre, with three or four days available remotely per week, if desired.

You will demonstrate full-stack development experience, take a structured and professional approach to engineering, build polished and beautiful products, conduct rigorous testing, make constant improvements, and mentor junior staff.

The job spec has a long list of tools and technologies currently used within the team, so click through to see if your expertise aligns. The BBC benefits package for this role includes flexible working and a 10% pension contribution.  

Software engineer, Aviva, Norwich 

Aviva is hiring a Software Engineer to be part of its General Insurance (GI) Platform team, to work among a large community of developers on its Bamboo platform.

You will need to have a technical background in .Net, MS SQL and MVC/Razor Frameworks, and have experience in the provision of platform-as-a-service within cloud environments. Ideally, you’ll be well-versed in Agile, continuous deployments, DevOps, and either Azure, AWS or Google Cloud, and have knowledge across a wide variety of programming and scripting languages.

A collaborative attitude is a must, and the successful applicant will be rewarded with a generous 14% pension scheme, and bonus opportunities.

Apply here. 

Software developer, Pharmacy2U Ltd, Leeds 

Pharmacy2U is the UK’s largest online pharmacy and has over 20 years’ of history helping 750,000 patients manage their NHS prescriptions from request through to delivery. Currently it is hiring a software developer to work from Leeds, with hybrid working available after completion of training.

The role involves writing high-quality unit-tested C#, .NET Azure microservice-focused code, writing SQL code, creating new Azure DevOps pipelines, and meeting set targets.

So if you’ve the right technical experience, experience developing for a big commerce platform, and strong communication skills, get your application in. 

Automation software engineer, Intel, Livingston 

The world’s largest chip manufacturer is hiring an automation software engineer for its base in Livingston. At Intel, you will be responsible for software that supports the design and manufacture of micro-optic components for novel testing and assembly methods used in high-volume production.

A degree in engineering or physics with knowledge of high-precision manufacturing systems is required, as is experience in programming with languages such as Matlab, Python, C#/.NET in an industrial environment. Ideally, you’ll also have an MSc or equivalent in mechanical engineering, robotics, control systems or similar, and three or more years’ experience designing, developing and optimising software.

Find out more here. 

Lead software developer, Cox Automotive, Stafford 

If being part of a team that deploys small, incremental changes to production hundreds of times a day appeals to you, check out this lead software developer role with Cox Automotive.

This is a hybrid role with occasional presence in Stafford required, and you will work closely with product owners, account managers and end users to translate business problems into platform solutions. Experience with C# and .NET technologies is required, as is knowledge of databases such as PostgreSQL and Cassandra, an understanding of CI/CD pipelines, and experience of deploying and maintaining cloud architecture with AWS.

See all the details now. 

Nab a better-paid role in 2024; visit the UKTN Job Board to find your perfect fit  

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