Software Engineer

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne | UK-Manchester
Job ID
Product Delivery
Position Type


The Software Engineer, along with the rest of a Smart Services team including the Data Scientists, perform a key role in the development and early stage execution/incubation of the Sage strategy as it relates to the development of data/analytics products to be delivered to Sage customers. This strategy is delivered by developing many Machine Learning based systems & algorithms that together create services used by Sage’ products, our Smart Services Fabric. Services therefore that will power many of our (future) products and new data oriented solutions.


Within the team, the Software Engineer will be responsible for building, enhancing and maintaining the platform, services and systems which enable our Smart Services to operate and to be consumed at high volumes. And work together with and support the Data Scientists to deliver high quality, high performant and production grade Smart Services. 


As Sage develops it proposition, the Software Engineer is likely to work with many solutions in the product portfolio & the broader business, supporting strategic “experiments” and delivering on initiatives that will provide insights in how we can unlock the value of the data we hold, either for internal application or customer focussed propositions.


  • Develop, deliver, maintain and implement high quality technical solutions supporting our data and smart services platform
  • Take the lead and work in close co-operation with the rest of the team to productize the analytical or predictive models and concepts which can be consumed by our products.
  • Work closely with technology & architectural counterparts in the rest of the organisation to make the integrations work.
  • Participate in all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Maintain relevant documentation to describe logic, coding/configuration, testing and changes where applicable.
  • Seek out and act upon feedback.
  • Other help and assistance to promote knowledge sharing.
  • Ensure all tasks are completed to the required quality standards.
  • Keep up to date with relevant technology areas.


Must have: 

  • A self-starter who can solve problems and loves to explore, define and deliver
  • Ability to interpret high level requirements and translate these into technical specifications and/or code
  • Experience in Ruby, Python, Java, C# or some other object oriented languages in a distributed environment.
  • Experience with designing and implementing,  secure, resilient and scalable architecture/service using AWS Elastic Container Services.
  • Experience working with Continuous Delivery/CI pipeline and Test-driven development/Behaviour-driven development processes.
  • Strong experience with setting up all aspects of the software development lifecycle.




  • Apache Spark, Hadoop and other available Machine Learning services available on platforms like AWS, Azure, Google and/or knowledge of event stream processing like Spark Streaming or Flink.
  • Knowledge about concurrency and parallelism
  • Good working knowledge of SQL, data warehousing & NoSQL databases

Company Information

Our Story

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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