Java Team Lead

Langley James
London, South East England
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Java Team Lead; London; Up to £75k
London based online advertising company who have been established for 17 years are currently seeking an experienced Java Team Lead to join their Tech Team. The Java Team Lead has technical ownership of ad-serving platform and the team that develops it. This is a combination of hands-on design & development, team and project management (SCRUM).
They build low latency platforms for sourcing and serving contextual advertising in real-time scaling to thousands of requests per second

The successful candidate will report to the CTO and will prioritise work in 2 week sprints using deadlines established by product owners, but you will be actively involved in these decisions before and during sprint planning.
·Technical team leadership, mentoring (people management optional)
·Managing your team's progress (backlog, issues)
·Systems and Software Architecture & Design
·Encouraging good development practices, code reviews, devops
·No shrinking violets, you will operate across the business representing your team
You will be expected to innovate, experiment with ideas, Prove/disprove their worth

The Ideal Candidate:
You will be Senior/Lead Developer looking for something more demanding. You will have solid experience of leading and developing projects/systems, with a desire to inspire and lead teams, mentor others and suggest new/different technologies and approaches to problems. You need to be flexible, adaptive, someone who has ideas/vision and is willing to voice them.

The following skills are essential:

·Excellent Java experience.
·Hands-on experience with deep learning frameworks, eg. TensorFlow, Theano, Caffe 2, CNTK etc
·Agile methodology (SCRUM / Kanban)
·Clear and confident written and verbal communicator in English, able to explain issues and requirements to technical and non-technical stakeholders
·Leadership qualities - Inspire your team, bring out the best in them and be inspired by their growth.
Bachelors or advanced degree in a numerical/scientific discipline (eg. Maths, Physics)

·Proficient at writing and optimising SQL queries (ideally MySQL)
·Experience in the ad-tech sector, RTB systems, DMPs
·Experience with text mining / NLP concepts, clustering/classifier algorithms and frameworks
·Developing low latency, high scale systems
·Devops - your team pushes code so own the deployment, verification and performance tracking
Messaging platforms (e.g. Kafka, ActiveMQ).

If you feel you are a good fit for the role please apply now!