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Development Practice Lead Full Time

at Encompass Corporation Glasgow in Glasgow (Published at 02-01-2021)

Encompass is the creator of Know Your Customer (KYC) automation for major financial and professional service firms globally. It is a provider of simultaneous, real-time access to multiple sources of global company and person data. By using robotic search to discover everything a KYC policy demands, encompass delivers more efficient processes and faster, safer regulatory compliance, resulting in lower costs and superior risk management.

With offices in Sydney, Glasgow, London and Singapore, we are a rapidly growing international company offering a chance to be part of our success - read on if you think you?re up for the challenge?

We are looking for a Development Practice Lead that can enthuse and guide global teams of developers. You will be the capability lead for development within the organisation, meaning you set the technical direction for the developers within the company, and make sure that the correct technologies, practises and processes are followed and used where appropriate, that code is fit for purpose and, working in tandem with the other practise leads (Architectural, QA, Infrastructure and Agile), set the direction and capability to deliver quality efficient code.


  • Work within the Engineering management team to lead capability and significantly contribute to medium-to-large feature development releases;

  • Work with the architecture team, lead the solution design, implementation and delivery of complex software components for scale, resiliency, maintainability, and compliance

  • Act as a development technical product owner in creating and fleshing out requirements, plans and roadmaps, to provide the business with clear easy to follow diagrams and roadmaps to do with development direction.
  • Lead documentation and evaluation of the current system

  • Drive solutions to meet security/compliance adherence

  • Writing and testing Java/Javascript/Python code

  • Contribute to the encompass engineering community - providing technical leadership, coaching and mentoring the team, promoting knowledge sharing and adoption of good practice

  • Conduct insightful, comprehensive code and design reviews

  • Be constantly mindful of system performance and the pursuit of improvement

  • Develop unit, functional and integration automated tests

  • Design, implementing and supporting test harnesses as needed

  • Lead the data solutioning from the front, with experience and understanding of complex event-driven, scaled data mastery techniques.

  • Review development quality performed in the teams. Managing code quality and volume, as well as overviewing code governance, for memory leaks, improper use of memory management, multi-threaded principles etc.

Qualifications and experience

  • Extensive experience having successfully delivered multiple projects that span the software development lifecycle.

  • Understanding expert language agnostic development concepts such as, memory management, memory structures, distributed processing and distributed cache mechanisms.
  • Extensively worked with and developed microservices and serverless functions

  • Be an accomplished developer with commercial development experience in Java and Python, along with other languages.
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, implementing and debugging complex software components.

  • Experience with solution architectural frameworks and performance frameworks.
  • Experience breaking monolith applications into data driven efficient and scalable systems.

  • Experience of complex data projects using event driven architectures, using systems such as Kafka, Avro.


We offer a rewarding and challenging place to work. We are fortunate to have some of the industry?s leading professionals, and a team of bright and committed teammates.

By joining the team, you will receive a very competitive salary, attractive benefits package and share options.

All employees participate in our share options scheme as we would like for everyone to share in the company?s success. Our collective drive towards our goals helps us to achieve great things. We also find our scheme creates a strong, companywide culture and determination to achieve our mission; to become the global compliance automation SaaS provider of choice.

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