Lead Java Developer

1st Central Insurance
Haywards Heath
From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Fancy a new career in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace? If so, this could be your lucky day! We’re looking for a Lead Java Developer to join our Business Change team in Haywards Heath.
As the Lead Java Developer, you’ll contribute towards the creation of a Java-based automation-testing framework for various 1ST CENTRAL applications, including policy administration, website and claims systems. You’ll be responsible for creating and maintaining automation test packs from existing regression test scripts and managing the defect cycle to ensure that the software is fit to go-live, as well as act as an assurance gateway, guaranteeing that any change of business process or the technical solution is automation tested and fit for purpose; you’ll also be responsible for managing the acceptance process into the business as a whole.
Main job responsibilities:-Take ownership of the entire automation application project for various applications-Contribute towards creating automation frameworks for the whole programme and assist in creating the automation strategy-Produce automated test suites & scripts using regression test packs to test new and amended software or services, as well as amending existing test scripts to align them with changes in software-Provide automation input during the analysis phase and assist the QA/ development team on an ad-hoc basis-Train the existing team on executing and editing automation test scripts, as well asmanage and provide guidance to existing automated test analyst resources-Provide business assurance by providing evidence of tests carried out to ensure fitness against purpose & business requirements-Identify and feedback any potential improvements to both the organisations business and technology architecture-Manage relationships with the business areas to ensure that change is accepted by the business before being business as usual-Work with key business stakeholders to identify ways that the results of change initiatives can be fully tested for fitness against purpose-Work closely with the development & analysis teams and other suppliers to help them ensure that technical deliveries are fit for purpose
What we’re looking for:Qualifications-Formal qualification in development/ testing are desired but not essential if suitable experience can be demonstrated-Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Experience-Minimum three years’ of software development experience in Java-Experience in developing application frameworks working alongside system architects-Expertise in development languages specifically Java-Any experience in automation testing will be highly desirable-Strong background in Object-oriented programming-Experience in using java development IDE’s such as eclipse-Experience of HTML is highly desirable-Good working knowledge of SQL and database access via JDBC-Awareness of different development methodologies (Waterfall and Agile) and a range of other technologies-Experience in delivering software development projects in a general insurance or financial services environment is desirable-Previous experience of direct line management responsibility
We’re looking for someone who has strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent communication and people management skills and is self-motivated, enthusiastic & takes the initiative to make decisions.
If this sounds like you and you have the experience required, we want to hear from you today!