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Java Development Lead / Team Manager - Scrum / Kanban

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Java Development Lead / Team Manager - Scrum / Kanban

Oscar Technology are looking for a Java Technical Lead / hands-on Java Development Manager for a client based in Salford Quays. The company can provide the opportunity to work with leading products supplied to the Betting & Gaming industry, the chance to work with a small but talent team of developers, all within great offices and close to public transport links.

The Java Technical Lead will combine providing leadership over the Java development team, promoting & maturing Agile best practice, coupled with architectural oversight and some hands-on development. Project work will including adding new features to existing products & also helping to devise & deliver new products

The ideal candidate will previously have worked as a Java Technical Lead, having progressed from a Java Developer role, with experience of maturing Agile development processes & best practice. The ideal candidate will have worked within a software products business although this is not essential.

The Company

Our client operate heavily in the Betting & Gaming industry, providing outside broadcasting services, plus hosting a number of digital Betting channels for their clients in the Betting industry. This vacancy sits in a division of the business the develops some very unique and successful software products for the Betting & Gaming industry.

In recent years, the client have increasing invested in technology as part of a digital-transformation of their business, with the software products business increasingly driving new revenue streams into the organisation. This position offers ambitious Java Technical Leads the opportunity to help take those products to the next level

The role

As part of leading the Java Development team, you will have influence over re-architecting & improving upon the existing products. Applicants are expected to be passionate technologists that are advocates of concepts such as micro-services architectures (Spring Boot, Dropwizard, Vert.x), Continuous Delivery and DevOps.

Required experience

  • Strong experience of Java 7 / 8
  • Design patterns knowledge
  • Experience with Spring 4
  • Advocate of Agile delivery approaches including Scrum & ideally Kanban
  • Maven administration
  • (Red Hat) Linux (including building RPMs, scripting, application monitoring)
  • Advocate of TDD using tools such as JUNit & Mockito
  • XML (including XPath, XSLT, RelaxNG, XML-Schema, SAX, DOM)
  • Oracle 9i/10G (Strong SQL, triggers, stored procedures, PL/SQL, AQ, SQLX)
  • JMS (any exposure to Websphere MQ a bonus)
  • HTTP (Tomcat and servlets)


  • Strong problem solving and technical appreciation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and identify priority tasks
  • Self-motivated and ability to work largely unsupervised
  • Good Team Player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience of full software life cycle
  • Strong working knowledge of Agile

Oscar Technology Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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