Lead - Java Developer

B C T Resourcing
Haywards Heath
£45,000 - £50,000 per annum
20 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Responsibilities:

* Work independently and take ownership of the entire automation application project for various applications.
* Contribute towards creating automation framework for the whole programme and assist in creating automation strategy.
* Produce automated test suites & scripts using regression test packs to test new and amended software or services. Amend 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. Manage 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 development & analysis teams and other suppliers to help them ensure that technical deliveries are fit for purpose.
* Any other reasonable duties as required.

Job Specific Competencies:


* Formal qualification in development/testing are desired but not essential if suitable experience can be demonstrated.
* Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.


* Minimum 3 years' of software development experience in
* Experience in developing application frameworks working alongside system architects.
* Any experience in automation testing will be highly desirable.
* Strong background in Object Oriented programming.
* Expertise in development languages specifically
* Experience in using java development IDE's like 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 technologies.
* Experience of delivering software development projects in a general insurance or financial services environment is desirable.
* Previous experience of direct line management responsibility.


* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Excellent time management and organisation skills.
* Excellent people management skills.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to adopt a logical approach to solving problems.