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Lead Java Developer

Employer
Open GI
Location
Worcestershire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Nov 2020

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Open GI is a leading software development company and a trusted partner to the general insurance industry. Based across the UK and Europe, our support and development services make us a truly diverse organisation that offers a range of IT solutions to insurance brokers, insurers and managing general agents.

Position:

The key purpose of the Lead Java Developer role is to lead developments within Scrum teams to deliver new products, customer developments and support OGI's current technical estate.

Key responsibilities:

* Leading cross-functional scrum teams responsible for hands-on delivery of software.

* Providing technical leadership and advocating & implementing improvements in working practices.

* Being continually aware of emerging technological trends and proposing and implementing new solutions and industry standard techniques.

* Acting in the role of coach and mentor providing support and advice to other members of the Software Development department.

* Enhancing the scalability and performance of Open GI systems.

* Delivering new customer requirements as quickly, reliably, and efficiently as possible.

* Liaising with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Architects, Developers, and QA's to establish and implement requirements and/or resolve live operational issues.

Essential experience:

* Extensive experience of working on large complex software applications and databases with high volumes of data and large numbers of concurrent users.

* Experience of major redesign and refactoring of complex enterprise solutions.

* Experience of leading software development projects in Java.

* Use and implementation of Design Patterns.

* Demonstrable technical leadership experience.

* Experience of tackling performance and scalability issues on a large, high-throughput system, using industry-standard techniques and tools.

Essential skills:

* Extensive knowledge of Java and web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).

* Extensive knowledge of MySQL.

* Extensive knowledge of REST, SOAP, and SOA

* Problem solving and deep analysis skills including ability to diagnose performance issues.

* The ability to convert business and/or technical level requirements into successful implementation.

Benefits package:

* Salary of £50,000 - £60,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

* Company pension

* Life assurance and critical illness cover

* Perkbox - an exclusive benefits platform offering a wide range of discounts and benefits

* Free parking when on office premises

* Cycle to work scheme

* Wills at work scheme

* Holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum, increasing to 26 days per annum after three years of service & a holiday purchase scheme

To apply for this role please click the apply button and send us your covering letter and CV
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