Senior Software Developer

Job description

About the Job 

We have an opening for a talented C# Senior Software Developer join our growing UK Team. You will be working with the .NET framework to develop bespoke web, mobile, and desktop software for a range of clients.

As a Senior Software Developer at DCSL GuideSmiths, you will be exposed to new tech, work on interesting and varied projects, as well as continued opportunities for career development. 


The Company 

DCSL GuideSmiths is a leading UK software house, developing bespoke operational software, as well as SaaS solutions.

 The team consistently delivers across all industries including established businesses and start-ups. The company works with many well-known household names and has over two decades of successful projects. The award-winning company is growing rapidly and is recognised as the top UK software house based on client reviews and industry recognition.

Job requirements

You will be involved in designing, developing and maintaining a variety of bespoke software systems. Your duties will include:

  • Developing high-quality bespoke software code
  • Talking through requirements with the client and the development team
  • Taking part in technical design and progress meetings
  • Maintaining and supporting systems once they’re up and running
  • Discovering, learning and integrating new technologies into applications to speed up system development or offer cutting edge services to our clients

Experience and Skills

  • .NET programming experience 
  • C# 
  • ASP.NET 
  • WebAPI 
  • HTML5, CSS3 
  • Experience with JavaScript front end frameworks such as Vue.js, Angular, React, Knockout or similar 
  • RDBMS such as SQL Server and ORMs such as Entity Framework 
  • Understanding and experience of object-oriented programming techniques 
  • TDD/BDD practices or similar 
  • Agile (Scrum) methodology 


Candidates have the option to work in either our Central London or Farnborough office, with part or full-time remote options.

Our London office is a 10-minute walk from Waterloo Station, and our Head Office in Farnborough is a 10-minute walk from Farnborough Main station and close to the town centre and local amenities. We also have a virtual Development Center in Manchester.

Salary and Benefits 

Annual salary of up to £63,000 (dependent upon experience) with an additional benefits package, including: 

  • 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) 
  • Employer matched contributory pension scheme 
  • Flexible working opportunities 
  • Healthcare Scheme – Helping towards the costs of medical, dental, eye care and more 
  • Life Insurance and Critical Illness Cover
  • Maternity Leave – Fantastic maternity leave allowance of 20 weeks full-pay, followed by 19 weeks of statutory pay (Paternity leave is 2 weeks full-pay) 
  • Dedicated learning hours and access to a Technology learning platform  
  • Tastecard+ Membership 
  • 1 extra day off a year, for charity work of your choice 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – Want to cycle to work? We can help towards the cost of a new bike! 
  • Fitness activities (Various clubs and other sports-related activities as well as discounts on gym memberships) 
  • Free hot and cold refreshments 
  • Fresh fruit delivered weekly from local suppliers  
  • Pizza Fridays – After every company meeting, we order pizza! 
  • Social events and a range of other activities arranged throughout the year 

Why Join DCSL GuideSmiths?

  • Opportunity to work on full life-cycle development projects that are fast paced, interesting and technically challenging
  • Work with the latest technologies in the Microsoft Development stack (i.e. .NET 5)
  • Join a very established organisation with outstanding career progression opportunities
  • As a Microsoft partner, DCSL support your professional development and will assist you in gaining or updating relevant Microsoft qualifications