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Lead Software Engineer

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork (All)

Ref # 8181

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Barden is delighted to act on behalf of our client in appointing a Lead Software Engineer to their expanding AI team. You’ll collaborate on innovative projects within an agile team, combining the dynamic spirit of a start-up with the solid support of an established corporation. Your role will empower you to influence product development, creating cutting-edge business engagement tools that positively impact people’s lives.

This a Hybrid role in Cork, the team attends the office 1-2 days per week.

“Within our team, you’ll collaborate on products and solutions that fuel our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Here, you’ll play a role in shaping a crucial industry. Your expertise and passion have the potential to elevate everything we influence.”– Engineering Manager


  • This role is suitable for a Software Developer with a DevOps mindset who can bring an application from its initial stages to full production, ensuring it remains maintainable, high-quality, secure, and performs optimally.
  • You will work closely with the development team to break down big requirements into smaller, testable parts.
  • Create effective automated tests for the application.
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Provide support for critical applications running in production.


  • At least 8 years of relevant software development experience.
  • Proficiency in Python or Java.
  • Familiarity with Azure Cloud.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools like GitHub Actions.
  • Strong understanding of automated testing, Docker, Kubernetes, REST APIs, and security fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of databases (both relational and non-relational).

Experience with any or all the following is a plus:

  • Exposure to Azure AI services, Generative AI, and Large Language Models.
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code (e.g., Terraform).
  • Some Linux administration skills.
  • Comfortable with scripting (e.g., Bash).

Competitive salary and benefits on offer.

Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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With over 21 years of recruitment experience, Ed Leads our Technology Talent Advisory and Recruitment practice here in Barden supporting professionals across Projects/Change, Security, Analytics, Infrastructure, DevOps & Development, and related areas. Ed and his highly experienced colleagues focus on helping CIOs and CEOs build their technology teams, across all sectors, from retail to banking to pharma to manufacturing. Ed is CIPD Qualified and holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

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