Lead Java Developer

Ref: LJDEC  ·  Posted on 16 February 2024


Lead Java Developer: Ignite Your Career in Manchester, Hampshire, or Bristol

Location: Manchester, Hampshire, or Bristol

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 per annum

Clearance: SC Cleared or willing to undergo clearance

Are you ready to become a driving force in the world of software engineering, leading and mentoring teams while working on cutting-edge projects within Defense, Aerospace, and Critical National Infrastructure? If you thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment and want to leave your mark, we have an exceptional opportunity for you.

Why Join Us:

Our clients are at the forefront of innovative technology projects within the sectors of Defense, Aerospace, and Critical National Infrastructure. You will be entrusted with a key role, empowered to make a significant impact.

Working Pattern: Expect to spend 2-3 days per week onsite, with some on-site work at client locations.

Key responsibilities

As a Lead Java Developer, you will be the driving force behind software development for groundbreaking projects. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Cutting-Edge Software Development: Contribute to software development for pioneering technology innovation projects.
  • Java Expertise: Develop Java software for web and applications.
  • Technical Leadership: Lead teams throughout the entire Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Solution Design: Design, develop, deliver, and support bespoke solutions for clients.
  • Team Building: Recruit and nurture a team of skilled engineers.
  • Technical Decision Making: Take the lead in technical decision-making and have the opportunity to serve as a Scrum Master.

Mentorship: Mentor and develop the skills of junior developers

Skills & experience

While we don't expect you to have it all, the following skills and experiences are highly valuable:

  • Full Lifecycle Development: Previous experience in full lifecycle web or application development, with senior-level expertise in Java.
  • Framework and Service Proficiency: Experience with a range of Java frameworks and messaging services, along with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Database Expertise: Database development experience, with preference given to SQL Server or PostgreSQL.
  • Leadership Abilities: Proven experience in taking responsibility for outcomes as a technical lead.
  • Technical Mastery: Be the go-to person for solving the most challenging technical issues.
  • Solution Architecture: Experience in leading the design and architecture of solutions.

Desired Experience:

  • AWS: Familiarity with Amazon Web Services.
  • Versatility: Knowledge of C# and/or C++, and .Net (standard or Core).
  • Team Development: Ability to coach your team, occasionally filling a Scrum Master role, and supporting and mentoring junior team members.
  • Team Management: Experience in recruiting and line managing software engineers.
  • Outsourcing Knowledge: Familiarity with outsourcing development.
Additional benefits

Our client values your commitment and dedication. You'll enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Pension: Up to 10% client contribution.
  • Insurance: Life assurance, income protection, and critical illness cover.
  • Holiday Flexibility: Option to buy and sell holiday days.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Dental, health, medical, travel, and gadget insurance.
  • Healthcare Access: 24/7 Digital GP services.

Join a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment:

Our client is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

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SC Clearance Requirement:

If you do not currently hold an active SC clearance, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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