Technical Lead - Backend / Java / Node.js

  • Location:

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Software & Web Development, Java/JVM

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  • Salary:

    £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bonuses, Bupa, Life

  • Contact:

    Colin Frontczak

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Technical Lead - Backend / Java / Node.js

A niche FinTech are looking to add Technical Lead (but this is a working title) because the role is a 70/30 split between leadership & coding.

The role will lead a couple of cross-functional teams of Software Engineers, covering both backend & frontend development, and QA, and provide a significant technical ownership to 1 of their technical products that forms a suite of commercial offerings.

The technology stack is currently a lot of Java-based technology which is been re-written as a Microservices architecture using Java and Spring Boot, with some lighter-weight aspects been developed using JavaScript & Node.js, and longer term the strategy is to really encourage an 'engineers culture' whereby the company use different languages, frameworks and tools for different problems / needs.

There will be challenges; there is some legacy technology which will need to be maintained and but is been replaced. New Engineers will need to be hired (always tricky) and any 'transformation' is never plain-sailing.

Ultimately though, there is an opportunity to really make a difference and apply your influencing skills. This position should be the launchpad to a more senior & strategic position in the future.

About you

You love Software Engineering and love scalable, maintainable and regularly released code; you love inspiring others into following that vision and you love to see an organisation reap the benefits. You know how to build and lead high performing teams and you like to be their focal point. You can influence technical people into changing their ways, you can show them how and you can get them to buy into a bigger picture.

You have robust knowledge of Java 8+ and a good understanding of not just code, but architectures and the factors that affect software performance.

You will probably have progressed from a Software Engineer background and have prior experience as a Technical Lead, a Lead Software Engineer or Technical Architect where you will have led teams, influencing both technical choices and engineering best practice.

About our client

An established FinTech, who are a market leader in a niche area of the sector. They've invested in significantly in the improvement of their technology and engineering culture in recent years, to move towards a SaaS model. Engineering is now the driving force of innovation in the business, which has kicked off a major improvement in their revenues!

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