Technical Lead


Job Number: 4301

Location: Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent


Technical Lead

City: London


About Simplifydigital

Chances are you’ve tried to change supplier for your television, phone, broadband or energy services before. Did you have a positive experience as a consumer? We’re here to make it a ‘yes’

We develop deal comparison SaaS for triple play: TV, Phone and Broadband. It's a complex industry with over 5,000 products, each with several variants - we're here to offer customers the right option.

We’re also the proud creators of Voltz, an energy-switching app. It's had phenomenal feedback on the app stores (5*) and has helped people to save on their energy bills.

We grew to become the UK’s largest independent digital switching service, and in 2016 we were acquired as a wholly-owned subsidiary by one of the largest retail businesses in the UK, Dixons Carphone.


What’s it like working here:

  • We work in a collaborative, Agile team environment on a range of different projects from e-commerce websites to SaaS enterprise solutions and tools.
  • We’re not tied to one technology – we use .NET Core, JavaScript, NodeJS, AWS, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Microservices, Docker….
  • We’ll welcome your opinions on any new technologies and solutions that might improve performance.
  • Our Software Engineers work across the full-stack, and get the opportunity to learn new technologies on the job.
  • We promote flexible working and hands-off management.


As a Technical Lead you will:

  • Report into a Delivery Manager, acting as the technical authority for small personable teams (3-7) on the various products Simplifydigital have created – including energy switching apps, retention software, instore deal comparison.
  • Take technical ownership over the project you are working on, ensuring your team’s project is delivered to good quality and on time.
  • Collaborate with the Technical Architects to understand the technical vision across various projects and help the team achieve this.
  • Advocate best-breed practices including test-driven development, code reviews, continuous integration.
  • Raise any impediments/blockers at the earliest stage to highlight the impact on your project delivery and schedule.
  • Bounce ideas off other Tech Leads on solutions to impact various projects.


If that sounds like you, here's some additional reasons you'll enjoy working here:

  • We aren't corporate and don't wear suits.
  • We're backed by Dixons Carphone, a FTSE 250 company.
  • Great team and company-wide events: Escape rooms, hackathons, junkyard golf, bowling, team lunches….
  • Yearly bonus!
  • Staff encouraged to stuff themselves with free fruit, velvet cake and takeaways...
  • ... But we have a subsidised gym membership to counter that (we also have a free onsite gym at Acton HQ)


Dixons Carphone is Europe’s number one electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, with more than 40,000 colleagues across nine countries, including the UK and Ireland. Every day, we use our people’s expertise to reach out and help new customers. What’s more - we’re exploring extraordinary new markets, from wellness to security, so that in an ever more connected and constantly changing world, we can offer our customers the most comprehensive service.

It’s an exciting time to join us and find yourself a place in our growing success story, apply now.