Software Engineer ( 4 day week )

Software Engineer ( 4 day week )

Salford, Greater Manchester | £45,000 - £65,000 | Permanent

Published: 25.11.22 Ref: BBBH40423_1669389245

Software Developer

- up to £65k

The Company

They are a pillar of the tech scene in the North West, specialising in developing cutting-edge cloud software solutions with a mission of preventing/detecting harm and saving lives.

Project wise most of what you work on will be greenfield, no 'business as usual' - in other words, you can really have an influence, shaping things from the ground up.

There is a huge focus on L&D and ensuring there is a healthy work/life balance. You will have time off to attend hackathons, conferences, tech events, training (fully funded), and to even peruse hobbies that fall out of the scope of your role here.

We also have the option of a 4 day working week (not 5 days' worth of hours crammed into 4 days, an actual 4 day working week.)

HQ'd by Manchester they have lots of remote and flexible working. They also have a secure free car park for when you want to go on site.

Tech stack

Tech-wise they use a mix of: Java, Node, React, AWS, Azure and Terraform. You can work across the stack or lean to the back end. If you have experience with Java, they're happy to support you in learning new things or you can play to your strengths.

We're looking for a mix of the following:

  • Solid Java knowledge
  • AWS and/or Azure experience
  • Experience working in an Agile environment

It's a bonus (but not a dealbreaker) if you have experience with:

  • Node
  • React
  • Terraform

What's on offer

  • Salary up to £65k
  • 4 or 5 day week
  • Health insurance
  • Funded accreditations
  • Share options
  • Bonus
  • Enhanced pension
  • Up to 30 days holiday + bank holidays

Next Steps

For more information or to be considered, apply now. You can also give Bronte Rhodes at Cathcart Technology a call


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A friend looking after me, that’s how I felt. His friendly character made the whole process way easier and enjoyable, he also managed to get me one of the most interesting work opportunities. I’m really glad our paths have crossed.

Software Engineer - Edinburgh

THE BEST test recruiter I’ve had the pleasure of working with, from start to finish. She provided me with training resources and is an organiser and participant in testing events. She really has taken the time to fully understand the testing principles.

Test Analyst – Aberdeen

Compared to other recruiters I have worked with she seemed genuinely interested in helping me with my job search rather than just fulfilling quotas.

Software Developer – Lincoln

I can say with total sincerity I’ve never dealt with a more professional, knowledgeable and personable recruitment firm in fifteen years of contracting. They helped my wife and I relocate to Edinburgh with our five month old son and it’s in no small part to their tips and recommendations that we’ve settled in so quickly.

Transformation Consultant – Leeds

She was friendly, communicative and informative, talked me through the process and gave me good advice at every stage.

Software Engineer – Manchester

Equal parts friendly and professional, never once coming across as simply going through the motions and made the whole thing as painless as possible for all parties

Software Developer – Glasgow

He is the most honest, thorough and experienced recruitment consultant I have ever dealt with. If he can’t help you, he’ll tell you rather than spinning a yarn and putting you forward for jobs that aren’t suitable.

Technical Author – Edinburgh

Never have a I met a recruiter like him, who embeds himself in the community so thoroughly in a way that could only be genuine. From our conversations, he has shown an understanding of the industry I would expect from a local CTO.

MI Analyst – Bolton

He goes out of his way to ensure you are prepared for your interview and I particularly appreciated his professional no nonsense approach to working with me to find a new position.

Infrastructure Architect – Glasgow

I have had dealings with the majority of recruitment agencies in this country and beyond. He really stands out from the crowd and the IT industry would benefit from more people like him.

Software Developer – Glasgow

He stood out in a world of poorly informed, unreliable and frankly annoying recruiters as a breath of fresh air.

Data Scientist – Manchester

She even was able to help get a firmer offer as I was offered two roles on the same day. I felt she went over and above to get the best offer she could for me without selling myself short.

QA Engineer – Glasgow

Absolutely fantastic throughout my interview process, and I cannot recommend him highly enough! First of all, he is an absolutely brilliant communicator and extremely reliable. On top of all of his brilliant recruitment skills, it was amazing to see how genuinely excited he was for me when I received my offer. This truly conveyed to me how much he cares about his clients.

Software Engineer – Edinburgh

It was a breath of fresh air – She is professional and approachable and will be there to help you every step of the way. Other recruiters give you the hard sell and the ‘best friend routine’ to get you on board and then just leave you guessing, but not here… She’s the real deal

Solutions Architect – Glasgow

I’ve never written a recommendation for a recruiter before, so it must show how impressed I am!

Software Developer – Northampton