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Head of Development - Java 8, Hands off

London, City of London - Greater London

Project Management & Business Analysis

£70,000 - £85,000 per annum



Global Data driven client in Central London are looking to hire a Head of Development to work within their new modern offices.

The Head of Development will manage the clients Java 8 software development team, including in-house and partner resources, to deliver application enhancements, changes, bug fixes and new builds to meet the needs of the business and its customers. The Head of Development will ensure adequate resources are available to deliver the planned pipeline of work, and establish necessary relationships with external agencies / partners to allow capacity to be rapidly increased when required. Delivery quality will be a key measure of success, and as such the Head of Development & Delivery will ensure that releases are delivered on time, to scope and to agreed quality metrics. You will be managing and leading a team of 7, with a view to grow.

Background / Experience Needed:

  • Experience in software development, including referenceable experience of the full SDLC.
  • At least 2 years’ experience developing with Java, ideally Java 8, Java Enterprise Edition and JPA in a Linux environment. Experience developing with frameworks, libraries and components such as Spring, AngularJS, Hibernate, Neo4j, etc. and the use of Jenkins, SQL ANSI, etc.
  • Experience of IntelliJ, PostgreSQL, Hadoop, Map/Reduce, Junit, Cucumber, TDD, BDD, XP/Pair Programming is desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of micro-services architecture, and the implementation of REST services.
  • Experience working with an Agile methodology, and at least 1 years’ experience working with a Waterfall methodology.
  • It would be preferable to have experience working in a DevOps environment utilising CI / CD, but this can be gained once in role.
  • Knowledge and understanding of cloud technologies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of secure coding practices, such as OWASP.
  • Prior experience leading and managing small to medium size teams is preferable, ideally in an SME or Not for Profit style organisation. This should include budgetary control and forecasting
  • Experience working with and managing offshore partners.

The offer comes with an excellent package including Bonus, Pension and Health Care – for more information and interviews please contact me and I will be happy to share more information.