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Lead Java Developer - SaaS / CD / CI / Agile

  • Location: North London
  • Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Lead Java Developer - SaaS / CD / CI / Agile

Lead or Senior Java Developers that have a passion for concepts such as automated builds & deployments, clean coding & all-round development best practice, we have a role with a SaaS business in North London who are looking for Lead Developer to help shape a team.

The role

The Lead Developer will be working with a team of 8, made up of back-end devs, front-end devs & QA, leading the development of products, largely developed in Java, with Spring (Core & Boot), Hibernate, AWS, REDIS, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, SQL with Junit & Mockito for TDD alongside Maven, Gradle & Docker.

The Lead Developer will play a big role in leading daily tasks, playing a technical authority on product development & new ideas, plus provide a client-facing element when required. This will also involve helping to instil a culture of continuous improvement as part of a strategy to maintain a high quality of code, coupled with fast & small releases.

The role will also involve some work with other products built using other tech like PHP, Wordpress & Scala.

The client


Our client changed their business model in 2015 to become a SaaS business, replacing the model of building bespoke versions of their product for clients & the ensuing changes have seen them emerge as a leading vendor in their market.

They have re-written Coldfusion-based products into a loosely-coupled Java-based micro-services architecture, embracing the 'DevOps' culture in the process. The 'hard-yards' of this transformation have been done, with the next phase now focusing heavily on refining the processes and products.

Essential skills

  • Advanced working knowledge of server-side programming, using Java, Spring and Hibernate.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with both object-oriented and service-oriented programming paradigms.
  • Advanced working knowledge of database theory and familiarity with SQL Server.
  • Experience and working knowledge of web server management, hosting environments and Amazon Web Services.
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Ability to build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Working knowledge in both UI and server side design patterns.
  • Knowledge of MVC architectures.
  • Familiarity with usability, accessibility, version control and security methods.
  • Experience in carrying out documented application testing and using frameworks such as jUnit.
  • Experience working with version control systems such as GitHub and BitBucket.
  • Comfortable working in Linux- and Unix-like operating systems, MacOS X and Windows Server environments.
  • Familiar with build tools such as Gradle.

'Nice to have' skills

  • Experience building large-scale web applications and infrastructure (preferably CMS and DAM system development).
  • Advanced understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3, jQuery, React, TypeScript.
  • Experience building responsive websites.
  • Experience integrating with 3rd party APIs.
  • Advance knowledge of Web Server technologies such as J2EE, Apache, Nginx, and IIS.
  • Advance experience with database creation, integration, and management.
  • Experience with security settings and hack prevents.
  • Experience with continuous integration and tools such as Jenkins.

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

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