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Lead Java Developer

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    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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    Sophie Skardon

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    09 March 2021

​Our client is Cardiff based and a well known government department. They currently have an opening for a Lead Java Developer working within a cross functional Scrum team and leading a team of 4. They provide the perfect environment for not only working with all the latest and emerging technologies within the Java space but also for someone really looking to progress in their career.

As the Lead developer you will be be providing line management across that team, ensuring that good quality functional code is being delivered, identifying areas for improvement whilst mentoring and facilitating the growth of your team members. This would be a great move for an experienced Java Developer with some exposure to mentoring a team of developers and who wants to take that to the next level. This role has come about due to a member of the team moving into a Principle Engineer position.

The technical environment is broad including Java, NodeJS, TypeScript, Spring Boot, Web Technologies, RESTful APIs, Microservices, MongoDB, GoLang, Elasticsearch, AWS, Kafka, Terraform, Ansible.

Experience we would like you to have:

  • 3+ years commercial experience as a Java Developer

  • Strong RESTFul API's development experience

  • Demonstrated experience working within a Microservices Architecture

  • Leadership and mentoring skills

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • A passion for Agile process's and experience working within a continuous integration environment.

  • Any additional exposure to the additional technologies mentioned would be beneficial.

Being public sector this role comes with some of the industries best employee benefits:

  • Flexible working with no core hours.

  • Half a day each week dedicated to Innovation Time, basically time for you to explore new tech.

  • A full subscription to Pluralsight offering assessments, learning paths and courses authored by industry experts.

  • A MacBook Pro device enabling you to complete your work to a high standard and give you the flexibility to work remotely.

  • Chair, desk and additional monitor to enable to you to work from home in comfort.

  • Competitive contributory Civil Service Pension and benefits package including:

  • 30 days annual leave (based on full time hours) in addition to public holidays

  • Strong ethos of equality and diversity

  • Great work life balance with flexible and mobile working

  • Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave paid at full rate of pay for the 26 weeks of Ordinary Maternity leave, followed by an extra 13 weeks Statutory Maternity Pay and a

  • further 13 weeks leave is also available which is unpaid. 2 weeks statutory paternity leave

  • Up to 3 days paid leave for volunteering opportunities

If you would like to hear more about this role please apply with your CV and we will contact you to discuss the role in more detail.