Engineering Lead - Java

Full Stack

Ref: 1233Thursday 22 September 2022

Role: Engineering Lead - Java

Location: Edinburgh or Newcastle; Hybrid available

Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 + highly competitive benefits

The Client's purpose:

The client's name comes with a dedication to customer service excellence, and a fresh approach to finance. For forward-thinking, technical professionals, that means making a wide-ranging and long-lasting impact in an organisation that’s changing the face of banking for our customers.

The Role:
The client is looking for an individual who is passionate about leading a team of multi-disciplined engineers to deliver compelling customer experience and products across their mobile and online channels.

  • Your technical skill set will be invaluable, and we are looking for software engineers who have practical experience in delivering against modern JVM based frameworks (e.g. Spring Boot or Kotlin equivalent), primarily, with some experience in dev ops technologies (e.g. Jenkins, Nexus, Coverity, Blackduck, AWS, or equivalent).
  • The client will give you the opportunity to develop your technical and leadership skill sets further through structure pathway training and industry accreditation.
  • You will co-ordinate all activity within your team, devise and implement complex solutions, promote and collaborate our practice standards and patterns, and act as a subject matter expert with architecture and product teams.
  • Their engineering culture is part of what makes us a great place to work, and we encourage all our engineers to share new ideas, challenge existing practices and always be looking for opportunities to improve their teams and our wider engineering community.
  • As an engineering lead, the team will look to you to set a direction and drive through service improvements, features and change. You will work closely with all engineers on your team from seniors to juniors, mentoring and building their careers, and will influence and work closely with our principal engineers on our longer-term technology goals.


What you’ll bring:

The client works with the following tech stack, they don’t expect you to tick every box, and if you feel you hit most of the brief, it’s worth exploring to further develop your career with the client.

  • They build solutions using a mixture of Java, Kotlin, API, Terraform, Packer, Ansible, Python, Bash, DataDog using Jenkins as our pipeline tool.
  • A grasp of the big picture - we’re working to standardise our toolchain within the application teams and to set broader and wider goals for our technology direction and are looking for leads who can be a key part of that.
  • A passion for sharing your experience and using that to influence your decisions. We know the journey of every engineer is different, so we encourage our engineering leads to play to their own strengths and shape their team in their own way.