Software Engineer

£40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits



Software Engineer (Java, AWS) – Glasgow City Centre (hybrid) – an opportunity to join an award-winning team!

You'll join a growing tech company (circa 60 people at present) who are headquartered in Glasgow. They partner with some really big names to help them engage and retain customers. They are an award-winning team.

They’re a quality-focused team - code reviews and peer programming are a big part of how they do things. You’ll be working with Java in an AWS environment (if you don’t have AWS experience, they will support training and certification). They're using some really interesting AI/Machine Learning to power the platform - so this role is perfect if you're interested in that field!

The salary on offer is up to £50,000 and there are good benefits on top; strong pension, private healthcare, annual salary reviews and bonuses and the ability to purchase extra holidays.

If you’re interested, please apply and/or get in touch with Rhona Kennedy at McGregor Boyall.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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  • Technology Testing Specialist
    £70000 - £80000 per annum

    Technology Testing Specialist – London

    Hybrid working (1 day per week in the office)

    A major financial services provider at the centre of the global FX ecosystem is looking for a Technology Testing Specialist to join their team in London. This role offers a highly competitive compensation package including up to £15,000 performance bonus.

    The role will involve the testing of controls and quality control activity across the Technology division. This will include the opportunity to contribute to the development of the testing strategy and plan and include working with the other Testing Specialists on larger testing assignments. It will also include reporting on testing activity, and results to stakeholder and maintaining relationships within Technology and with other divisions including Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance.

    • Contribute to the development of the testing strategy and methodology.
    • Support the delivery of the quality control framework.
    • Consistently deliver assigned components of the testing plan and quality control framework.
    • Contribute to the close-out and reporting on testing results.
    • Contribute to the report on testing progress, testing control themes and remediation progress.
    • Escalate any testing concerns to the Testing Lead.
    • Deliver assigned aspects of the quality control framework.
    • Contribute to the report on the results of quality control activity and themes.
    • Engage with the wider Risk and Controls team to support continuous improvement activity.
    • Demonstrate strategic mindset and broad perspective. Able to see the big-picture, and link individual activities to the wider landscape.
    • Be a catalyst for change, driving and cultivating innovative. Challenge the status quo to drive ‘out of the box’ thinking to solve complex problems.
    • Establish positive working relationships with stakeholders across the business.
    • Manage ambiguity, operating effectively and decisively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.
    • Share knowledge and experience with other members of the team.

    Experience / essential and desired for successful job performance

    Experience of delivering controls assurance testing ideally across more than 1 line of defence.
    Experience in one of more of the following:

    • Risk management
    • Internal Audit
    • Compliance

    Knowledge of Financial Services or another highly regulated industry sector is essential.
    Knowledge of Technology delivery within Financial Services, and able to demonstrate an understanding of key challenges and risks which must be mitigated and managed to deliver successfully.


    Qualifications in any of the following specialisms would be beneficial but not mandatory:

    • Risk Management
    • Internal Audit
    • Compliance
    • Project Management
    • Technology process governance

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities

    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills to build effective working relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders, with the ability to adapt and flex communication style to suit the audience
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that are tailored to be effective and meaningful at all levels of audience, including the ability to communicate complex problems in an easy-to-understand manner. A formal communication style with the regulators is key.
    • Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF
    • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
    • Relevant experience gained within financial services, banking, or similar environments beneficial
    • Understanding of regulatory requirements and anticipating where possible.
    • Strong communicator – be able to demonstrate the experience and ability to communicate clearly at all levels within a business, with senior sponsors and stakeholders, and with regulators. Able to communicate complex problems in simple language to ensure wide understanding.
    • Organization and planning – able to quickly identify deliverables required and establish and manage a timeline for achieving the deliverables, with input from multiple stakeholder groups.
    • Constructive Relationship Management – gets to the heart of the issues with a presence and gravitas and clarity of presentation across all forms of communication.

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

  • Service Take-On Analyst x 2

    Role type - Full time, 6 Month Contract (Inside IR35)

    Location - London, Milton Keynes (2 days onsite a week)

    Our client is looking for 2 Service Take-On Analysts to join the Service Take-On team within the IT Service Management department of IDD, reporting into the Service Take-On Manager.

    Role Description
    The Service Take-On Analyst tests the products and is accountable for application acceptance and checking whether security criteria have been met, flagging any potential risks to the service transition manager.
    The candidate will receive access to relevant civil servant training as part of this role. The FCDO are committed to staff development and encouraging staff to achieve their potential. Opportunities to achieve professional level qualifications are available in this role including in commercial and IT Service management, including:

    • ITIL
    • CIPS
    • Strategic Decision Making
    • Leadership Skills

    Key Responsibilities
    We all have a responsibility to embrace the changes of the FCDO as it transforms, building the culture we want to see and delivering our cultural statement in how we lead and behave towards others; how we make decisions and how we get the job done is everyone’s responsibility.

    The Service Take-On Analyst is responsible for:

    • Helping to assess service readiness against service transition acceptance criteria at the start of the project to ensure successful cutover to live.
    • Working with Product Teams to complete quality and security assurance activities, escalating to the Senior Service Take-On Manager if errors are identified.
    • Supporting Product Teams to complete out transition readiness assessments prior to go live and signs off for implementation.
    • Validate changes against the transition framework and appropriate policies and procedures.
    • Proactively focusing on continuous improvement of self and service, working with others to improve the user experience, simplify processes and improve efficiency of IT Services to enable the Government’s diplomatic, development and consular work around the world.

    Candidates who secure a role that is considered specialist/technical, may be required to affiliate to the relevant specialist network, if not already a member.

    Skills required
    We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following skills:

    • Service Management Framework knowledge (relevant skill level: awareness)
    • Service Focus (relevant skill level: working)
    • Problem Management (relevant skill level: awareness)
    • Continual Service Improvement (relevant skill level: working)
    • Continuity Management (relevant skill level: awareness)

    ITIL Foundation is a desirable qualification for this role. Successful candidates will be expected to gain ITIL Foundation within their probation period.

    We are looking for someone who can also demonstrate the following behaviours:

    • Behaviours – Managing a Quality Service
    • Behaviours – Delivering at Pace
    • Behaviours – Working Together

    McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

  • Business Development Executive

    A Multinational Law firm is looking for a Business Development Executive to assist in the delivery of Disputes, Tax and Employment.

    This role will be offered on a permanent and hybrid working basis. (3 days office/ 2 days home)

    Responsibilities of the role;

    • Working with the Senior Business Development Manager to look at new initiatives for the year ahead
    • Organise events and prepare documents
    • Attend meetings and draw up reports to feedback to the team
    • Liaise with partners within the organisation to form strategies
    • Ensure material for events/meetings is in line with business strategies
    • Experience working within the professional service industry is required

    If you believe you meet the requirements for this role, please apply or email your CV to

    McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.