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Lead Java Software Engineer - Manchester

  • £75000 - £90000 per annum + + Flexible working + Bonus
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester

Lead Java Software Engineer - Manchester - £90,000 + 15% Pension + Bonus

Lead Java Software Engineer with Java development and project lead experience is required by a global consultancy, as part of a Software Engineering team of 60+. - Will offer Home working also, with the odd trip to the client side in Cheltenham (Which will be fully expensed). You must have experience in taking a leadership role, and understand what a business is trying to achieve, this is how it marries the best technically

This is an exciting & challenging time and they are looking for a lead engineer with a strong mix of Java, web and application experience to help them accelerate the delivery of their next generation of products.

Experience needed:

  • Strong technical lead experience in Java & building customer-focused sites / back end application development
  • Developing highly available, performant RESTful APIs
  • Development of web applications with modern JavaScript web frameworks e.g., React, Angular, Vue etc.
  • Agile methodologies
  • Using TDD (or similar) to deliver high-quality solutions
  • Ability to mentor junior developers and take the lead on projects
  • Ideally, some cloud experience in AWS or Azure would be a bonus

Ideally looking for some previous experience of taking a senior role within a development team, for example:

  • Taking responsibility for outcomes/delivery as a technical lead.
  • Be the technical expert, the go-to person to solve the most difficult technical challenges.
  • Lead the design and architecture of solutions.
  • Coach the team, sometimes filling a SCRUM Master role and mentoring junior team members.

Areas of the role include:

  • As the technical lead, join a team of senior software engineers, who are responsible for the new customer-facing features & solutions.
  • Help create and push and true Agile and DevOps culture throughout the software engineering function
  • Be that product expert, providing technical leadership and ultimately acting as the technical authority for key decisions across the business
  • Contribute to the development of the application and hardware strategy as well as the implementation of new features.
  • Work closely with the product and delivery teams to release features on the right schedule.
  • Drive continuous delivery practices to deliver high-quality software as well as value to end customers as early as possible.
  • Take responsibility for leading projects and helping improve and develop junior members of the team

If you are feeling stagnated in your current software team, or want to be in a true Lead role then this could be the exact kind of role you are looking for. While they are a consultancy, they don't let people work long hours like other consultancies can. A company that truly believes in work-life balance for all staff, which means people love working for them and tend not to leave.

My client is looking to pay a starting salary of between £80,000 - £90,000 + Flexible working + Homeworking + 15% Pension + Healthcare + Bonus. To apply press apply now or send your CV to matthew.leach @

Feel free to add me on LinkedIn if you want to set up an informal and confidential chat before applying

Keywords: - Java, JavaScript, Agile, RESTful APIs, Lead Software Engineer - Manchester / Liverpool / Warrington / Preston / Chester / Stockport

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