Lead/Principal Software Engineer (Java)

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1404508

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Lead/Principal Software Engineer (Java) based in Belfast

PA are an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough technologies to progress further, faster. 

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career. 

Duties & Responsibilities

As a Lead/Principal Software Engineer (Java), you’ll be leading a team or effort. We’ll be looking at you to set direction and take responsibility for successfully achieving an outcome or deliverable. You may have a team of people to support, be leading a development pod, or else you could be working across multiple pods, providing some centralised expertise necessary for a larger program of work:

  • You’ll have expertise in architecture and will feel comfortable leading higher-level architectural discussions
  • Using your experience of the development process, it’s likely you’ll own the overall process across a pod, or multiple pods, building strong principles and putting robust methods and patterns in place
  • You will be comfortable having conversations with the client regularly, being one of the main points of engagement between the client and the project
  • Coaching and mentoring the team will be important in the role
  • You’ll play an active role in account management
  • Your involvement in shaping bids (working with a bid team) will assist to create approaches or proposals, and you will add valuable contributions during presentations to clients in a formal selection process

Our extensive growth plans for our Innovation Hub make this a great opportunity for Lead/Principal Software Engineers (Java) to contribute and be part of our growing success, as well as allowing for continuous development of their already illustrious careers. 

The Person

  • Sound experience in Java, but it’s your understanding of data structures, algorithms, libraries and development methods that are most important:

           Java 8+

           MVC, JDBC and RESTful

           Knowledge of JVM, its limitations, weaknesses, and workarounds

           Building tools such as Ant, Maven and Gradle

          Using a range of technologies and libraries in the Java ecosystem

  • Experience working in an agile development team, and applying strong development practices
  • Experience in developing solutions in the cloud, using either AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience in microservices architecture, including an understanding of containers and serverless implementation. This could include Kubernetes, Docker, OpenShift, AWS Lambda, Cloud Functions (GCP and Azure).

Education and Qualifications

We value experience, attitude and aptitude over qualification, but typically we see successful candidates in the role who have an honours degree in a STEM subject. 

The Package:

  • Competitive salary, with an annual performance-based bonus
  • Dynamic working environment with a casual dress code
  • Ultramodern offices with mod cons
  • Private medical insurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
  • Voluntary benefits (dental, critical illness etc.)

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To apply please click on the APPLY NOW button below to forward an up to date CV 

Closing date: Monday 20th May 2019