Lead Java Developer

Manpower UK Ltd
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lead Java Developer has responsibility for developing application code and providing Java consultation and support across the business area. They also have significant opportunity to provide input to the Global Java CoE team, in both a development and strategic capacity.

Responsibilities will include:
Acting as the Lead Java developer & integrating into the global team to gain knowledge on Frameworks, reusable code, SOA, Software Craftsmanship techniques etc. and to actively share knowledge amongst the development team to reduce the risk and lower the cost of Ford's application development.
Build up Ford internal capability, knowledge and depth of experience around application architecture and design in EU
Grow Ford EU technical competency by ensuring apprentices & graduate developers within the team have adequate training and providing technical support/mentoring
Collaborate with other technical experts to resolve critical problems that often occur during application development. Provide technical direction to other associate designers and developers in resolving issues.
As a member of the Global Java Centre of Excellence, engage with global team in related activities as required: research new technologies, standardise technologies, performance guidance, developing frameworks etc.

Qualifications and Skills
Minimum 2:2 University degree
Extensive experience within IT Application Development including Java Lead Developer roles
Extensive experience with troubleshooting, performance management, deep knowledge of JEE patterns & architecture
Experience in all systems life cycle phases with knowledge and practical experience in emerging system development technologies
Strong communication skills to communicate with multiple groups in System design & analysis.
Ability to work with Global teams
Demonstrated ability to deliver program/project commitments
Strong team focus - ability to nurture and develop the Java team capabilities at all levels through training and support
Knowledge and familiarity with AGILE techniques
Knowledge and familiarity with Software Craftsmanship techniques (e.g. TDD; Continuous Improvement; Extreme programming)

As you'd expect from an automotive industry leader, Ford salaries are competitive with the ability to progress your salary as you move up through the organisation, but that's only the beginning:

Pension: You will be eligible to join a competitive pension arrangement
Holidays: Our holidays are generous, at least 26 days each year plus bank holidays to re-charge your batteries. In addition, you would also be entitled to an annual holiday bonus payment
Car Privilege Scheme: for you and your family to buy.
Personal Development Access to a wide range of education, personal development and health and fitness activities which include on-site gyms at most Ford locations
Employee Development and Assistance Programme (EDAP) Initiative to broaden the development of Ford employees by funding approved training Work Life Balance Leading maternity policies, offering female employees up to 52 weeks leave from work on full basic pay. In addition, there's tax relief on childcare vouchers and even an on-site childcare facility at Dunton Technical Centre. Flexible Work arrangements can also be requested by all employees
Relocation Packages If you need to relocate, we can help with expenses up to a fixed amount
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