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

Technology London, United Kingdom



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.


Essential skills and experience


  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Angular, Commercial experiencing with the latest versions
  • The ability to write and review high quality C# and JS code in a commercial environment.
  • The ability to re-enforce and nurture professional coding practices in the team.
  • A solid understanding of relevant software design patterns.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to contribute to meetings as required, empathy.
  • A real interest in UX and user facing aspects of application design
  • Curiosity and eagerness to both teach yourself, and learn from others


Desirable skills and experience


The following are all technical areas that Argus uses or plans to use extensively. Experience and/or interest in one or more of them will be helpful:


  • Belief in the importance of UX in all applications.
  • Experience of time-series data, and/or prior experience of price and market-based applications.
  • The AWS platform, including EC2, CloudFormation, RDS, Lambda, SQS, SNS
  • Experience with Serverless computing such as AWS Lambda
  • Experience with Xamarin / .NET MAUI
  • Containerisation with Docker


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: www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions 


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.