Java Team Lead

Open GI Ltd
£28,000 - £40,000
10 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Description
We are Open GI.

As a market leader in insurance software systems, we know that to lead the future, we need to look to the future.

Your role will involve:

- Line managing Java developer resources setting clear objectives and carrying out regular reviews and annual appraisals.
- Developing Java developer team members by identifying training areas and agreeing individual development plans.
- Assisting the Development Manager with career planning to maintain a skilled resource pool and robust succession planning
- Supplying skilled resource across multiple Scrum delivery teams ensuring we have the best operational delivery capability.
- Managing resource utilisation making recommendations for headcount changes where required
- Maintaining a clear view of supply and preemptively managing supply issues.
- Ensuring a professional Software Development practice.
- Ensuring industry best practices are utilised throughout the Development discipline.
- Working with all other teams and departments to ensure the goal of delivery is not artificially impaired.
- Talent managing the team to ensure we have the best people and make recommendations to reward the positive working behaviours.
- Assisting with development on projects where directed by the Development Manager

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

- A Scrum qualification would be advantageous.
- CMMi certification would be advantageous.
- ITIL certification would be advantageous.
- Professional Development accreditations would be advantageous.
- Strong change governance methodologies.
- Operational customer relationship management.
- Deep knowledge of software development, associated design and architectures and a direct background in software development.
- Deep knowledge of internet technologies, web design,deployment principles and hosting.
- Insurance and Financial Services knowledge.
- Industry experience of enterprise resource planning.
- Industry experience of software development
- Practical coaching experience.
- Industry experience of leading teams.
- Have a good working knowledge of Software architecture and design.
- Previous staff management experience of diverse team of skill sets, including direct responsibility for recruitment, retention and release.

Other information
Benefits include:

- Competitive salary (based on skills and experience)
- Bonus opportunity
- Company pension
- Life assurance and critical illness cover
- Free parking
- Onsite restaurant (including Starbucks coffee)
- Childcare vouchers
- Bike loan
- Perkbox (an exclusive benefits platform offering a wide range of discounts and benefits)
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