Cambridge / Hybrid

Lead Engineer - Tactical Engineering

The Opportunity

We are currently hiring aLead Engineer (Tactical Engineering) 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a key team in our business, It will challenge your coding, problem solving and stakeholder management skills. It is a great platform to improve your team management experience for future career growth.

You will also help us achieve our goals and deliver success on behalf of our customers by: 

  • Working with Product and Project teams to identify, design, plan and build ARIC features for our customers on a “tactical” timeframe and cadence 
  • Coordinating the investigation, escalation and resolution by the team of customer issues that require Engineering expertise 
  • Line management and mentoring responsibilities for the Tactical Engineering team

This role is based in our Cambridge office, this is a hybrid role so you will ideally be comfortable coming into the office at least once a week. If you’re interested in the role but require more flexibility, please speak to us!

Day to Day

The Tactical Engineering team is responsible for building software that does not fit within the standard Engineering roadmap and investigating issues that directly impact our customers. 

  • Working with customer-facing teams to specify, design and deliver new customer-specific functionality 
  • Providing tactical software solutions outside the normal development cycle to support our delivery teams and customers 
  • Supporting delivery teams in integrating ARIC with customer and third-party systems, developing new functionality as needed 
  • Reviewing and investigating Engineering Triage requests, either addressing directly or referring to other Engineering teams 
  • Providing engineering resource, by exception, to support other Engineering teams during the software development cycle 


As a company we hire people with a willingness to adapt to a variable role, so along with the key responsibilities below, we ask for ownership of any other duties as required. 

  • Line managing team members. Conducting one-to-ones, providing mentoring and guidance 
  • Proactively reducing complexity and takes lead in solving problems both technical and organisational 
  • As needed, taking on additional “Project lead” responsibilities for driving an initiative through to completion 
  • Owning the delivery for cross-team product features 
  • Working with Engineering Management and Product to design, plan and size new product features for future release 
  • Championing process (for example Scrum, TDD, etc) 
  • Responsible for team level prioritisation and scheduling of work 
  • Providing team-level status updates and taking responsibility for deliverables of the team 
  • Able to provide higher-level status updates and take operational responsibility 
  • Highly knowledgeable of the team’s area of responsibility and interactions with other teams 
  • Building defined features, investigating and fixing bugs independently
  • Performing code reviews 
  • Communicating progress regularly whilst identifying any blocking issues and escalating where required 
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About you

Must haves:

  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders to meet the goals of Featurespace as a company 
  • Ability to plan, schedule and execute work with a team of engineers 
  • Experience in the deployment and management of scalable distributed applications 
  • Comfortable working with large codebases 
  • Experience with modern IDEs, source control and continuous integration systems 
  • Experience of Java 

Great to haves:

  • Code performance 
  • Experience of relational and/or NoSQL databases for large datasets 
  • Experience of Elm, Javascript
  • Experience of designing and developing scalable distributed applications 
  • REST API development 
  • Cloud platforms and automation

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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