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Lead Java Developer

Job Location: remote
Salary & Benefits: Up to £95k per annum
Join one of the UK's most trusted brands!

Are you a seasoned Java developer? Are you wishing to lead a team to deliver first-class digital products used by millions of customers?

The role.

Details focussed, you will be responsible for the delivery and maintenance of a best-in-class digital product based on microservices architecture and serverless cloud technology. You will use your interpersonal skills to lead a team of developers, sharing your knowledge and providing support as you go.

This is a multi-faceted role, and no two days will be the same! Day to day, the responsibilities of the lead java developer are to;

  • Work closely with customers, business analysts, and team members to understand the business requirements and drive the design and development of high-quality technical solutions
  • Provide quantified delivery estimates for assigned changes/projects
  • Deliver functionality that fully meets the defined functional and non-functional requirements
  • Ensure the delivered solutions comply with the organization’s architectural standards and seek formal exceptions where appropriate.
  • Ensure code is developed in line with agreed coding standards (whether delivered by internal or partner resources), such that we deliver maintainable & performant code
  • Act as a role model for more junior members of the development team
  • Be a technical leader in your technology area
  • Where appropriate, you should be able to lead the delivery of Continuous Integration in an Agile environment
  • Identify areas for improvement within your team’s delivery
  • Responsibilities may include participation in component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, product evaluation and buy versus build recommendations.
  • Apply knowledge and experience with technology and application development methodologies to perform basic systems analysis techniques, testing, debugging, file design, storage, etc.

About you.

As a great all-rounder, you will bring with you a strong understanding of microservice architecture and serverless cloud technology. You will have a perfect mix of technical and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to hold your own amid a high-performing development team.

Continuously learning, you will be knowledgeable about industry best practice, emerging technologies and be a leading voice in technical discussions and brainstorming sessions.

As a Lead Java Developer, you will have demonstrable experience in many of these areas;

  • Java 8
  • Microservices
  • Spring Boot
  • Netflix OSS
  • AWS ( SQS, SNS, RDS, Dynamo)
  • Elasticsearch
  • Experience of development challenges when dealing with multiple browser technologies
  • Knowledge of Agile, TDD
  • Atlassian toolset (Git, Bitbucket, etc..)
  • Significant experience in font end development
  • Environment Configuration and CI challenges
  • Atlassian toolset (Git, Bitbucket, etc..)
  • Environment Configuration and CI challenges
  • Experience of development challenges when dealing with multiple browser technologies
  • Knowledge of Agile, TDD

Technical skills are important, but so too is your ability to lead from the front. To be considered, your work so far should be peppered with examples of ;

  • Your ability to manage a team of up to 8 Developers
  • Performing interviews and recruitment into Java development roles
  • Performance and management reviews
  • 1-2-1 with team members to manage development
  • Lead development teams across multiple work streams on best design and practice
  • Develop and maintain Coding standards across front end development

The benefits.

No organisation gets to the acclaim of our client by offering mediocre benefits!

They understand just how important your development is to you. Offering a wide range of fully supported development programmes all designed to help you progress in your career, our client can meet your professional goals. So whether you are looking to have more responsibility or to expand your skillset there is something for you!

On top of this, you can expect

  • A generous car allowance
  • PMI cover
  • Full remote working or hybrid working in London available
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Discounted home and motor insurance
  • Flexible benefits
  • Plus, so much more!

Ignite Digital Talent are committed to creating equal opportunities, and welcome job applications from all who are qualified and eligible to working in the UK, regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status or family circumstances.


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