Technical Lead

Based in Manchester or London

We can offer you the chance to help make the UK a safer place through innovation, working in partnership with government and law enforcement organisations on some of the most challenging data and technology problems out there.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to building an inclusive, safe and supportive environment that allows everyone to do their best work. We are happy to support any accessibility or neurodiversity requirements that you may need during the recruitment process.

About us

We’ve been around for about eight-years and gone from being a little-known tech start-up to creating our very own community at the heart of the tech and digital epicentre of the UK - Manchester.

Our name Naimuri is Japanese and simply means…

‘nai’ meaning ‘not’
‘muri’ meaning ‘overburden’

These principles apply to every aspect of an organisation from technology, process and infrastructure, through to people, culture and leadership. This means that we empower our teams to do what they think is the right thing, giving them the skills and confidence to explore new ways of working, and to create a bias-free environment, where all our people feel comfortable collaborating to deliver the finest ideas and solutions in an agile environment.

Our business is focused on 4 cornerstones, which shape and underpin the way in which we go about work and treat each other. These are: Wellbeing, Empowerment, Perpetual Edge and Delivery.

People and culture are at the heart of Naimuri, so that collectively, we can realise our mission of ‘making the UK a safer place to be’.

About the Role

Working on a variety of projects that range from in length from a few weeks to 5+ years, the role of a Technical lead is to own the overall technical solution, and guide the technical delivery of a project, with the key aim of reducing risk and improving project outcomes.

You will act as the primary technical point of contact for the customer and other stakeholders (partners, suppliers, Naimuri management).

Your responsibilities include solutions architecture and delivery roadmap, along with supporting the customer in decision making.

You will engage regularly with other technical leads across the company, both seeking and providing support. This will include time allocated to individual projects, as well as wider engagement.


  • Understands the technical aspects of the project and the wider customer business model.

  • Creates and maintains the solution design and/or architecture of the solution.

  • Ensures team members understand and adhere to project standards for quality, documentation, techniques and tools.

  • Identifies, escalates & manages technical risk with Team Manager and/or Delivery Lead.

  • Supports Delivery Lead and/or Product Owner with backlog prioritisation.

  • Seen as a role model and mentor by the team.

  • Follows and contributes to Agile project processes such as stand-ups and retrospectives

  • Provides input for longer term technical roadmaps.

  • Challenges detail design choices within the team.

  • Leads reviews on others’ designs.

You will be working closely with our development teams who are responsible for the following:

  • Designing, implementing, documenting, and maintaining software solutions.

  • Full stack development using Front End technologies such as React, integrating AWS services and open source tooling, using a variety of different databases (e.g. MongoDb or ElasticSearch) and developing in Java, TypeScript or Python.

  • Working with our Platform Engineers to help manage and maintain their own infrastructure e.g. Kubernetes

  • Building and adding to automated delivery pipelines (using GitLab).

Here are some things we’ve worked on recently that might give you a better sense of the kind of work you could be leading on:

  • Building a data analytics tool using a Neo4J graph database.

  • A DevOps platform to support 3000 users.

  • Processing digital forensic data to enable search and insight generation.

  • A search and reporting system backed by an ElasticSearch cluster.

  • A custom workflow tool using Camunda, with a React/TS front-end

  • An AI assurance capability

  • Orchestrating a data pipeline and designing specialist metrics for the evaluation of the performance of LLMs in different contexts.

Pay and benefits

Naimuri pays competitively within the industry based on your role's base location rates. The salary for this position is dependent upon your experience and is relative to our current people. It is vital to us that all our people are paid commensurate, to ensure everyone feels valued. We assess seniority relative to the team at Naimuri during the interviewing process.

A full time working week is 37.5 hours and you have flexibility over when you give that time. We also offer part-time working which can be discussed during the recruitment process.

Our core hours are 10:00am - 3:00pm and our office hours are between 7:30 and 18:00 Monday to Friday.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible/Hybrid working options

  • A performance bonus

  • Company bonus

  • Pension matched 1.5x up to 10.5%

  • AXA group 1 medical cover

  • Personal training budget

  • Holiday buy-back scheme

Recruitment Process

We want to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident when interviewing with us. To help you prepare, our recruitment team will discuss the process in more detail with you when you apply.

We are happy to support any accessibility or neurodiversity requirements.

If you would like to apply for this position please send your latest CV to

We look forward to hearing from you !