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  • Location:

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £38000 - £53000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Nikki Fisher

  • Email:

  • Contact phone:

    02921 673 757

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  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    27 October 2021

  • Start date:


Lead Java Developer
The Opportunity
Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit is working with a large organisation provide a range of critical central services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public to support them to recruit a Digital Lead Developer, providing expert knowledge in a leading role with specialist skills specifically within the development software development and associated IT skills and disciplines (underpinned by theory) to actively design, develop implement and enable on-going support of new and existing services
What you’ll be doing as a Lead Java Developer
 Specialist skills
·        Evaluating, analysing, and interpreting highly complex information and requirements to inform development of applications and services, providing options to support a range of solutions.
·        Communicating with other IT professionals to provide detailed and highly complex information in easy to understand formats.
·        Applying specialist knowledge, defining and applying appropriate methods and procedures throughout the full development lifecycle in accordance with IT standards and customer requirements.
·        Designing, developing and delivering systems and services that provide value based features and benefits for new and existing services.
·        Redesigning, re-factoring and innovatively delivering modernisation of existing services, in a creative and timely manner.
·        Provide specialist advice and guidance for resolving complex issues that affect bespoke services, third-party applications and configurable of the shelf products (CoTS) and services, to support swift resolution of problems and major incidents.
·        Using incident, problem, request and change management processes and systems to support the successful implementation of system enhancements and fault resolutions, in a timely manner.
·        Implementing standards and policies, pro-actively identifying and proposing improvements or enhancements to meet changing needs.
·        Proactively engaging in conversations to support the on-going development and maintenance of your own skills and knowledge, including attending relevant Communities of Practice.
·        Communicating complex information effectively across a wide range of people and levels of understanding, including both technical and non-technical audiences, to influence, negotiate and secure value based outcomes for the delivery of services.
·        Planning work of own and other team members to achieve agreed objectives, prioritising multiple and sometimes conflicting deliverables, escalating as appropriate, any issues which may impact deadlines.
·        Leading, participating and contributing to quality assurance reviews of your and others work through a variety of approaches such as peer review, learning logs, and engaging in appropriate communities of practice.
·        Regularly horizon scans to keep abreast of new and emerging technologies and standards to support innovative and creative delivery of business objectives.
·        Undertake and support relevant recruitment and selection in line with organisational processes.
·        Train, mentor, and coach other team members, and apprentices to enable the on-going personal development and growth of skills within the team.
What the successful Lead Java Developer will bring to the team
Extensive knowledge of
·        Software development lifecycle, including but not limited to developing code based applications, quality assurance and test processes, and supporting in a 2nd/3rd line environment.
·        One or more of the following frameworks:
o Waterfall Process
o Agile
o Java
o Spring
o Jasper
o HTML/ CSS/ JavaScript