Senior Software Engineer

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
Job ID
Product Delivery
Position Type


We have a number of development roles available from entry level through to more experienced senior software developers to join the Sage Payroll Product Engineering team. As part of the Payroll team you will be working on our new global cloud product and services portfolio.


We're growing fast and continuing our ongoing journey to the cloud. As a result, we are expanding our Sage Payroll team. Our work is key to the future success of Sage, is global in nature and therefore requires engagement across regions and our wide product portfolio. We are looking for a number of talented, passionate and ambitious developers to join our growing community in the UK based in the Newcastle head office.

The teams consist of highly skilled software architects, developers, testers and analysts, all operating in a dynamic and customer focused environment following an agile methodology. As well as encouraging innovation and agility, we also look to embrace the latest technologies to provide ever increasing business benefits to our customers.




You'll enjoy working as part of a well-integrated, highly motivated and agile development team. We are looking for candidates who have a positive attitude, are open to change and have an eagerness to gain and share knowledge. You will have excellent communication skills and be a team player who takes pride in their work.

In return, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of exciting and key strategic projects as well as becoming an integral part of a key team within the organization, with excellent opportunities for career progression. 


  • Commercial experience developing web/cloud applications (ideally on a Node.js stack).
  • Experience and passion for working in an agile team using Scrum or other Agile framework.
  • Good awareness of the Secure Software Development Life Cycle
  • Strong technical skills in some/all of the following: Typescript, Javascript, React, Redux or Angular.
  • Familiar with RESTful microservices
  • Experience using relational and document data stores.
  • Understand the importance of code quality and application of test driven development tools and techniques.
  • Exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other cloud environments
  • Experience with automated build/deployment using container technologies such as Docker

Whilst experience of working on a Node stack is highly desirable, it’s not essential as a combination of on the job training and self-study time is provided. We would however expect you to have a proven understanding of robust programming practices, including the use of solid design principles and design patterns.

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Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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