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Lead Java Developer

  • Job reference: 27478
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Digital and Development
  • Salary: £70000 - £84800 per annum

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Are you passionate about making the world a better place and making sure that your work has a positive impact on things that matter? A world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk & Business sectors are looking for outstanding Java Engineers to support their ambitious growth plans.

Your duties will enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make ground-breaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress.

Lead Java Developer

This is a senior role combining software engineering and people management. You will be a hands-on developer, contributing code in Java, and you will also provide your team with technical leadership and empower your team to efficiently and effectively meet their goals.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in changing the way that web products are delivered within the company, devising and implementing a modern approach to software engineering that enables continuous delivery and releasing features on-demand. You will be part of a cross-functional product development group using agile management and engineering practices.

Key Tasks

  • Work as part of a highly collaborative, cross-functional, agile product development team to develop a new responsive web application from the ground up
  • Software engineering using Java and/or JavaScript
  • Lead an application development team of 6-12 people
  • Motivate your team to consistently high standards in engineering practices and delivery of quality software
  • Build a strong partnership with Product Managers and QA to ensure that user requirements and engineering requirements are appropriately prioritised and software is high quality
  • Align with teams responsible for upstream and downstream dependent services
  • Integrate with wider enterprise systems using service oriented architecture
  • Management of your direct reports, e.g.:
    • coaching and providing feedback
    • supporting their professional development
    • helping them to resolve technical and non-technical problems
  • Help to grow the London teams by assisting with the recruitment of other developers and team members
  • Work closely with architects and provide significant design inputs to your team's application. Build consensus in your team around architectural choices

Required Skills / Experience

  • Software engineering experience in either Java or JavaScript/HTML5/CSS
  • A track record of problem-solving in the human and communication aspects of software product development
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with agile engineering practices such as TDD, BDD, pair programming, Continuous Integration, automated testing and deployment
  • Good understanding of multi-tier architectures for web applications and services
  • Experience of large-scale software engineering involving co-ordination across multiple teams and systems
  • Awareness of longer-term impacts of design/architectural choices
  • A positive, constructive approach with an emphasis on collaboration and good execution

Desirable Skills / Experience

  • Experience of people management
  • AWS Development/Deployment experience
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