Lead/Principal Java Engineer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1418134

 Job Description

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


Lead/Principal Java Engineer

As we continue to grow our Digital team in Belfast we’re searching for talented Lead/Principal Java Engineers to join us in our Innovation Hub where you’ll be working with the latest technologies (often before they’re even released) on some of the most exciting digital projects in Europe, guaranteed!

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we turn complexity into opportunity. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

As a Lead/Principal Java Engineer, 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.

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

Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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
  • You’ll play an active role in account management

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).

The Package:

  • Competitive salary, with an annual performance-based bonus
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days annual leave (along with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days)
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
  • Voluntary benefits (dental, critical illness etc.)
  • Casual dress code, and ultra-modern office

To apply, please forward your CV via the APPLY NOW button below.

Closing date: Monday 24th June 2019