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Software Development Lead (Java)

  • Location:

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Consultancy, Engineering, IT

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  • Salary:

    Excellent company benefits

  • Contact:

    Emma S

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Description

Software Development Team Lead
Location: Manchester
Type: Full Time

Salary; Competitive - what are you after?

The Role
My client have a vacancy for an experienced, highly motivated Software Development Lead (SDL) to work in an exciting and dynamic software engineering environment.

They have a growing number of customers and partners who are the biggest names in the travel industry. Due to this demand, are now looking to increase their technical leadership in the Manchester office.

I am looking to speak to candidates who have a track record in developing high quality software, working within tight deadlines, and have a continuous improvement and customer-focused mindset.

Experience in the travel or retail industry would be an advantage but not essential.
As SDL you will be responsible for managing a geographically distributed agile team of highly skilled engineers. You will be a people manager as well as a technical leader. You will be the project teams key contact and will utilise well-developed communication skills to lead and facilitate effective problem solving/discussions to key stakeholders within the company. You will be technically hands-on with estimating features, planning, coding, debugging, designing, managing performance and testing of team deliverables.

Key Responsibilities
Ability to estimate, document, design, implement and test large features to the highest quality and take ownership of their delivery.
Capable of taking part in technical and business discussions both internally and externally.
Understand the business drivers behind each feature.
Ensure your team is delivering high quality product and platform functionality, on time and on budget.
Mentor, motivate and train developers within your team both local and remotely.
Manage the translation of requirements into design and take ownership of documentation for your project deliveries.
Challenge the status quo - Contribute and lead initiatives to improve the software development process. Think BIG!

Minimum Requirements
5+ years of software industry experience with excellent proficiency in Java and Web Services.
3+ years managing a Software Engineering team, ideally within a fast-paced dynamic product based company.
Solid experience in design/development of highly available, distributed and scaleable applications.
Good understanding of Agile principles with experience leading a Scrum/Kan-ban team.
Additionally, experience with some of the followings is advantageous
Web Service technologies: REST, SOAP.
Development Tools: GIT, Gradle, Ant, Jenkins, Atlassian suite (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, HipChat etc).
Database: Oracle, MongoDB.
Distributed Technologies: Spring, J2EE, Apache Spark, Memcached.
Test Automation frameworks: BDD, TestNG.

The Good Stuff
Competitive salary and excellent bonus scheme
Private health insurance and pension scheme, life insurance, disability benefits and childcare vouchers
Flexible hours, Summertime early finish Fridays
Free sports and social club
Training and education tuition
Wellness programme and more...

Please call Emma on 0161 503 2209 or email your updated CV


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