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Argus Media

Date de publication 11.03.2024

Lead Software Engineer - Angular & C# (French Speaker)

Lead Software Engineer - Angular & C# (French Speaker)

Location: London, UK

About Argus

Argus is the leading independent provider of market intelligence to the global energy and commodity markets. We offer essential price assessments, news, analytics, consulting services, data science tools and industry conferences to illuminate complex and opaque commodity markets.

Headquartered in London with 1,300 staff, Argus is an independent media organisation with 29 offices in the world's principal commodity trading hubs. Companies, trading firms and governments in 160 countries around the world trust Argus data to make decisions, analyse situations, manage risk, facilitate trading and for long-term planning. Argus prices are used as trusted benchmarks around the world for pricing transportation, commodities and energy.

Founded in 1970, Argus remains a privately held UK-registered company owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor.

Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women's network. Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Partnership and Inclusivity.

What will you be doing?

In this role, you are the detailed technical authority within a development team. You will be responsible for the design, implementation and running of applications at Argus. You will manage and mentor up to six other engineers in your team.

Working as part of the Argus technology department in our central London office, you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of world class digital data products for our key strategic data, pricing and fundamental initiatives. We favour practical solutions over grand designs and believe that done is better than perfect.

Technology is central to our continued growth and as such we have invested heavily in our in-house development and data science teams who deliver industry leading digital data solutions. The development teams use some of the latest technologies working on greenfield projects and applying modern development practices.

In this role you will work with and be supported by:
  • Engineering Group Lead,
  • Architects, who provide higher-level implementation advice and strategy.
  • Product managers who provide a development pipeline and help run the multidisciplinary team involved in product development.
  • QA engineers, responsible for testing software in development and production.
  • DevOps engineers who provide dedicated expertise - although Lead Engineers are expected to be closely involved with DevOps too.
  • UX specialists
  • 3-4 other Lead Engineers in the department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working as the leader of a Scrum team to produce production code in line with business requirements.
  • Recruiting, training and developing the software engineers who report to you.
  • Technical leadership, providing reference implementations and demonstrations of new technologies and frameworks, and ensuring a high standard of software development.
  • Resolve technical debates/arguments to focus the team on working solutions.
  • Contribute to the strategic technology direction of the company.

Skills and Experience

  • Strong C# development skills in a .net environment.
  • A strong knowledge of object orientated programming principles
  • Experience of liaising between development, test and business teams.
  • Self-learner, keeping abreast of changes within the testing industry and software development as a discipline.
  • Test harness creation in a .net environment
  • Advanced knowledge of selenium webdriver
  • Creating a suite of Gherkin style tests with Specflow from requirements and or use cases
  • A working knowledge of GIT
  • Commercial knowledge and use of RabbitMQ and message queueing
  • Create automated integration tests at API level
  • A strong understanding of the technical architecture of complex web applications and web technologies including RESTful APIs
  • Strong understanding of object orientated programming
  • A strong understanding of microservices architecture
  • Debugging automated test scripts
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Test suite optimization (time and resources)
  • Experience of collaborating with programmers and business experts
  • A positive can-do attitude and enthusiasm, and the capability of learning new technologies.
  • Ability to interrogate a database using SQL or visual tools to extract relevant data
  • Demonstrate the use and advantages of heuristic evaluation during software testing
  • Fluent in French

Additionally, the following would be valuable:

  • Practical knowledge of Jmeter or similar tools for performance testing
  • Cloud-formation knowledge

What's in it for you

Our rapidly growing, award-winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognizes and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success.

  • Competitive salary and company bonus scheme
  • Group pension scheme
  • Group healthcare and life assurance scheme
  • Flexible working environment
  • 25 days holiday with annual increase up to 30 days
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Extensive internal and external training

For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you upload your CV via our website:

By submitting your job application, you automatically acknowledge and consent to the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data to the Company. Argus is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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