Development Team Lead / Technical Team Lead, 80k-100k

Comtecs Ltd
City of London, London
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Development Team Lead / Technical Team Lead - Agile/Scrum. Insurance, London, Permanent. £80 - £100k +Excellent Benefits inc Flexible Working.

Global Insurance Company currently seeks a Development Team Lead / Technical Team Lead to play a key role in the delivery and enhancement of a range of web based services for brokers and underwriters who seek insurance policies offered by underwriters across the City.

The role is primarily focussed on the management, coaching, development and day-to-day leadership of a small team of developers working to deliver solutions based on Java, Groovy and Grails. We can consider either hands-on OR hands-off Team Leads due to company growth and expansion of the team(s).

These teams are largely focussed on the core application development aspect but the team develop within the full stack of Java development within an Agile/Scrum environment employing TDD principles.

The Development Team Lead / Technical Team Lead will allocate work load and work with the team to identify issues and ultimately select the best route to solve problems following recommendations from Senior Developers. You will act as the point of contact for the PMs, BAs and Technical architects and play a role within the strategic architectural decision making process from a technical, programming perspective to ensure solutions design are deliverable within the parameters of the technologies employed. You will also play a role in the setting of KPI`s for the team and the day-to-day operation management requirements.

We are searching for a Development Team Lead / Technical Team Lead who can demonstrate experience gained within a similar capacity where you will have managed teams of developers in a hands-off capacity. You may have been working within an Insurance Company or Reinsurance Company, onsite via a Consultancy or elsewhere within the financial services arena but bring a combination of development management/leadership with strong technical programming abilities, background and/or understanding. Experience gained in Agile/Scrum environments would be beneficial. We are open to Team Leadership experience from a range of avenues.

If you are applying from a hands-on development perspective rest assured that you will be able to retain your hands-on development expertise (should you wish) which will involve Groovy/Java development within a Grails environment where you will be able to rapidly deploy application enhancements using the Grails framework along with HTML 5, CSS 3 and all related technologies across the stack.

This is an excellent role for a progressive, dynamic corporation operating from within a brand-new City of London office with a global presence working on a number of projects.

Very stable environment, excellent opportunity for career development. Benefits include flexible working (work from home Fridays), very competitive salary (based upon experience) and generous holiday entitlement and benefits/bonus for the right individual who wants to work within a well-structured corporate environment.