The last decade of UK tech has been “unprecedented”, according to Tech Nation report, saying “the positive economic impact created by founders has been almost unimaginable”.
Those in the start-up and scale-up spaces know that over the last 18 months, tech funding has reduced. The UK is faring better than other territories, with investment in 2022 shrinking by 28 per cent, compared to 32 per cent globally, 45 per cent in China and 36 per cent in the US.
In 2021, 25 UK companies became unicorns, which was the largest concentration of new unicorns to date, according to data from Beauhurst. As of September 2022, there were 44 private unicorns headquartered in the UK, and while the number of newly-minted £1bn companies has reduced, soonicorns – predicted future unicorns – are on the rise.
Tech Nation claims that companies with $250m – $800m valuations increased by 45 per cent between 2021 to 2022, which is some evidence towards a whole new coterie of unicorns to come, on the basis of many companies being well poised to gain value and breach the billion-dollar mark.
Elsewhere in the tech market, hiring remains robust, especially across in-demand roles such as data science, AI, DevOps and software development. If you’re looking for a new opportunity in any of these areas, the Growth Business job board is a great place to start your search. It contains thousands of great tech jobs, like these five below.
Spendesk is seeking a senior data engineer to write reliable ETL and data models to support reporting, product and operational needs.
You will write and operate resilient python applications on Kubernetes to serve online traffic, advocate and promote best practices at every level, as well as anticipate growth and plan for the future. You should have at least three to five years’ experience in data engineering, business intelligence or a similar role. Strong proficiency in Python and SQL and knowledge of database design, optimisation and maintenance is also required. Get full details here.
In this DevOps Engineer role, you’ll work in an IBM Consulting client innovation centre (delivery centres), where IBM delivers deep technical and industry expertise to a wide range of public and private sector clients. You’ll work with visionaries across multiple industries to improve hybrid cloud and AI journeys, accelerate impact and make meaningful change for clients.
Requirements for this role include experience with continuous integration e.g. Jenkins, GitOps, containerization e.g. Docker, Kubernetes and source code management tools such as Git among others. Find out more, here.
Flipdish is turning the tables in favour of independent restaurant and takeaway owners by providing them with the tools they need to make their lives easier. An experienced software engineer .NET is being sought who is looking for an exciting new challenge in a hyper-growth environment.
You should have a passion for technology and be willing to take on new responsibilities. You will work on the re-architecture of the system, from being able to serve 3,000 online stores to 50,000 and be instrumental in adding critical features for the continued success of our wealth of integrations.
If you have a solid technical background, including two years’ working in a professional development environment and experience with ASP.NET MVC (C#) or WebAPI 2 (C#) .NET 6 or .NET Framework, this could be the job for you.
As a digital solution architect at BT Group, you will work closely with an app-based team to design and deliver end-to-end solutions for customer journeys.
You’ll have a deep understanding of application architecture and microservices and be able to design solutions that scale and perform at the highest levels. You will also have experience building app-based solutions and be able to leverage your expertise to develop highly engaging and intuitive customer journeys.
In this job, you will be accountable for producing solution designs to maintain and improve digital systems, ensure solutions conform to architecture principles, and validate requirements to facilitate effectively developed solutions. You’ll need at least three years’ experience as a solution architect or similar and have experience developing mobile applications. Interested? Find out more here.
At SignalAI, this staff engineer (AI platform) position is a guiding role and you will work within a close-knit, cross-functional team leveraging a continuous delivery mindset to enable platform outcomes and drive business value.
Your contributions, keeping users in mind, will cover the entire technology lifecycle, including discovery, technical feasibility, cost analysis, design and implementation. You will leverage your skills to deliver outcomes, proactively identifying and suggesting improvements and alternatives along the way.
If you love building products as part of a cross-functional team focused on an iterative, outcome-driven approach, believe in collaboration as a way of working and are keen on following Signal AI’s trunk-based development strategy via pair programming, this job could be a great fit.
Kirstie McDermott works for our job board partner, Jobbio. Based in Dublin, she has been a writer and editor across print and digital platforms for over 15 years.
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