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Lead/Senior Java Developer London/Perm (Permanent)

Location: London/Remote Country: UK Rate: £90-£100K Depending On Experience

Updated Information:

Looking Ideally for a Lead Java Engineer or a Senior that would relish the opportunity to become a Lead. Must have experience of seeing projects through from beginning to end. Should have either Banking or Ecommerce experience. Must live in the London area.

About the Company

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Java Engineer to be part of a highly innovative forward thinking online challenger bank start-up funded by a major fund. You will be based remotely and from our London office

You will be joining a small but experienced team building up the functionality of a bespoke best-of-breed banking technology, a single platform delivering loan issue, card issue and recovery.

We're looking for an exceptional Lead Java Engineer who will work closely with the CTO and businesspeople as we scale up and modernise our business processes and tech stack.

The role includes hands-on development, mentoring other developers, driving code review processes as well as working with the CTO to define the technical architecture and integration requirements for the solution.

This is a great opportunity for a leading edge, innovative, high-class Java developer to enter the company at a time when you can make your mark on the development of the company and contribute to the quality work that has already been created.

Key Skill Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • 8+ years commercial or similar experience
  • Architected, designed, and led development of a microservices solution using Spring Boot
  • Experience of Docker, AWS ECS and/or Kubernetes
  • Experience of implementing RESTful web services
  • Experience of unit testing using Junit, mocking frameworks and integration testing
  • Experience of deploying into and using AWS services including VPC, EC2, RDS, API Gateway
  • Experience of deploying and using industry standard development tools including Swagger, Jenkins

About You

  • You will have a strong desire to work in a start-up/scale-up environment with a delivery focused approach to problem solving.
  • You will be a born problem solver, keen to dig into the technology supporting our business and demonstrating high standards of professionalism and integrity throughout the working day.
  • You will be equally comfortable mentoring colleagues through technical detail as well as rolling your sleeves up and leading from the front.
  • Financial services experience is required.
  • Candidate needs to have led technical teams for 5+ years
  • Needs to have architected a solution of weight eg owned the internal application design for a company's main product/platform
  • Candidate should be technical first and foremost capability in project/stakeholder/client management is not required
  • Startup experience would be highly desirable as would experience in migrating to Java from another technology.

Posted Date: 02 May 2023 Reference: JSLJAVA Employment Agency: Mercator IT Solutions Contact: Charlie Worwood