Research and Development Engineer, Deloitte Ventures - Flexible working, Returners

London, St Albans
14 Jun 2022
14 Jul 2022
Contract Type

Research and Development Engineer, Deloitte Ventures, Financial Advisory

Your opportunity

This is your opportunity to join Deloitte Ventures, an exciting and entrepreneurial part of the firm – the home of our product and engineering teams, as well as our venture incubators and studios. We bring together creative problem solvers, doers and makers from all walks of life, united by a drive to help make change happen – in our own business, and for our clients. Together, we see a better future. And then create it.

Are you naturally curious about the world and aspire to make things better? Our Digital Financial Advisory is. We make use of the deep heritage of Deloitte and the amazing Intellectual Property (IP) within the firm to challenge the old and influence what is yet to happen. Digital Financial Advisory’s ethos is unequivocally rooted in our shared passion for innovation… with a purpose.

We are more than an accountancy or consultancy firm. We build products, designing technology assets that solve our clients’ most complex challenges in a swift and radical way through the agility of a start-up, within the ecosystem of a $35bn global business.

Right across our business, behind our products, platforms and partnerships are teams of brilliant entrepreneurs and innovators, bringing it all to life. With diversity and inclusion, a cornerstone of our values, our people represent an eclectic set of skills and cultures, empowering all within Digital Financial Advisory and our stakeholders to come together, think critically and make bold decisions.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

To become the undisputed leader in professional services by 2021, Deloitte has made Innovation a centerpiece of its investment strategy. It is critical to solving our clients' toughest challenges; attracting and retaining the best talent and ultimately, ensuring the future success of our firm by turning disruption into opportunity.

To support this exciting strategic initiative, this is your opportunity to join Deloitte Digital Financial Advisory’s Ventures Engineering team based in London. Our multidisciplinary engineering team works closely with the Ventures team and tackles challenges at their core. From product to full stack developers and data scientists, these venture builders all share a passion for innovative and emerging digital solutions. Working in collaboration with product and design teams, they use the latest cutting-edge and custom technologies to solve our clients’ most complex and immediate issues and launch breakthrough digital assets that disrupt markets and generate untold value for Deloitte and its stakeholders.

By delivering and propagating new tech-enabled solutions, we advocate change, promoting the innovation “imperative” across Deloitte and to our firm’s clients.  

Our rapidly expanding team comprises a group of specialists drawn from a wide range of different professional both technical and non-technical backgrounds. If your background is in Software Engineering, you will find opportunities to both grow your portfolio of skills and lead at what you do best. In return for your continued success, interest and commitment, we will provide you with a variety of career opportunities, a comprehensive training programme and a structured career path.

As a Research and Development Engineer / Full Stack Software Engineer, you will:

  • Provide expert knowledge to stakeholders through conducting detailed technical discovery and delivery of Proof of Concepts (POCs)
  • Be involved with the design, coding, testing, implementation, and documentation of solutions
  • Determine the operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions.
  • Support the R&D programme by evaluating new technologies and identifying opportunities to apply value and greater efficiency across the Service lines
  • Assist building and strengthen our capability for Incubation and Acceleration of new opportunities to commercial scale
  • Be able to work in an Agile (SCRUM) environment
  • Have an understanding and involvement in the complete development lifecycle for products and applications
  • Be curious and want to develop your knowledge of current and future technologies and how they can be leveraged at Deloitte
  • Liaise closely with our Deloitte Cloud team to ensure our platforms align with company and global standards

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: London with some travel to St Albans office

Work pattern: This is a permanent contract opportunity. Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

Your professional experience


  • Proficient in .NET (C#) with a good knowledge of its ecosystems
  • Restful Services
  • Exposure to Cloud services such as AWS - Amazon Web Services (preferred) or Azure
  • JavaScript / TypeScript
  • Proficient understanding of GIT
  • Database design and development (SQL & NoSQL)


  • AWS (Practitioner) inc exposure to Services
  • Azure (Fundamentals) inc exposure to Service
  • SOA, Serverless and Microservice development
  • Data Science experience
  • Experience working with R&D or Innovation teams
  • Experience working with any emerging technologies like Serverless computing, Blockchain, AI, SSI/DiD
  • Experience using project management and source control systems (e.g. Confluence / JIRA / GIT preferred)
  • Agile framework (SCRUM preferred)
  • Experience in Angular 2+ or another similar framework
  • .Net Core
  • CSS / SCSS
  • Experience in any of the following:  Java / Python / Php
  • Relevant postgraduate or professional qualifications
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Tools (e.g. TeamCity/Bamboo/Jenkins)
  • Understanding of the financial services industry
  • Exposure to reporting and data visualisation tools (e.g. PowerBI, Microsoft SSRS, Tableau, Qlikview, D3)

Your service line: Financial Advisory

Advising clients in the moments that define their business takes multiple layers of expertise. Much more than due-diligence, this is about diverse teams of specialists coming together, crossing service lines and international borders to tackle the many, complex issues involved in major transactions. And we have one of the broadest networks in the business. Here, you’ll find fascinating, career-building projects, market leading approaches, cutting-edge resources, huge clients and inspirational colleagues. As well as opportunities to develop a deep industry or product specialism.

About Digital Financial Advisory

Who we are?

Digital Financial advisory is a powerful combination of a ventures, product and technology business. We draw from our teams’ knowledge and experience to deliver innovation and to identify, develop and commercialise solutions that carry Deloitte value across our business and clients.

Further resources

  • KYC Flow: Interested in finding out more about the kind of products we build? Introducing KYC Flow: Product Factory’s technology to help streamline and scale KYC (Know Your Customer) operations. Powered by our next generation case management platform, Flow Engine. 
  • Deloitte Ventures’ website: Get to know more about our wider Deloitte Ventures business and a deeper look into the people behind the roles both personally and professionally. 
  • On inclusive leadership: Wonder how inclusive leadership shapes the way we build tech-enabled products? In our recent podcast, hear from our Head of Product Factory who makes the case for inclusive leadership and sheds light on why we build products for Deloitte while taking us through some of his life-long lessons that have shaped his unique leadership style. 
  • Meet Dauda: If you’re wondering what a day as a full stack software developer in Product Factory looks like, then meet Dauda Kadiri. When Dauda interviewed for his role, he quickly discovered that Deloitte was much more than an accountancy firm. 

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm.  The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe

The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

What do we value?

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

Being a Leader at Deloitte

Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we’re looking for:

  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.

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