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Senior / Lead Java Developer

Job Title: Senior / Lead Java Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: PP/P/RW/JD_1536149009
Contact Name: Rassin Wurie
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Lead / Senior Java Developer



About The Company

My client, based in the Hampshire area, are telephone, television and internet services provider in the UK. They looking for a highly experienced Lead / Senior Java Developer to join their The Technology and Innovation unit which operates across Europe who continues to grow their product offering and customer base.

About The Role

  • Technical involvement in all stages of the development life-cycle of products and services, using middleware and Java / J2EE.
  • Responsible for the development, integration, support and maintenance of internet and provisioning based applications/services written in Java.
  • Accountable for software delivery from third party system integrators. Can demonstrate effective third party relationship building and end to end solution delivery within agreed architecture, development methodology and timescales.
  • Provides day-to-day management of internal and/or offshore development resources and third party suppliers who are providing services or resources to the team.
  • Responsible for signing off individual development stages including design, development, unit testing and approving work completed by third party suppliers.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all deliverables are of appropriate quality and meet the sated requirements (e.g. design documentation, software, unit test documentation & results, etc).
  • Responsible for delivering loosely coupled components with clearly defined interfaces within a large component based infrastructure that conforms to a detailed design and requirements definition.
  • Responsible for all development aspects within the development life-cycle from design through to the support and enhancement of applications once they are in production.
  • Work closely with IT Operations teams to ensure applications are operationally robust and that application performance remains within defined boundaries.
  • Work with the Development Manager to define and maintain software development standards and methodologies.
  • Promote development standards and best practice within the team.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • You will have a strong Java/J2EE development background and at least some experience of being the lead within a team.
  • Strong hands on middleware software design and development experience. Specifically loosely coupled component interface design within a large component based infrastructure.
  • An experienced software team leader that has successfully developed and delivered large scale, high availability applications.
  • Experience of managing suppliers to ensure they deliver services and solutions agreed to within the terms of the contract. Ability to build effective working relationships between the two organisations.
  • Proven experience of developing software within a well-defined development process. Fully familiar with the tools and techniques used (e.g. UML, and Agile Development).
  • Proven design and development skills, using some or all of the following technologies / languages:
    • Java / J2EE
    • Web services (SOAP, Fusion Weblogic/OSB/EJB ) / Message based provisioning systems
    • RDBMS experience (Oracle, MySQL)
    • Tools (Subversion, Maven, Eclipse)
    • Application Server Environments (Weblogic 11g)
  • Able to communicate and collaborate with a variety of audiences (both technical and non-technical) to achieve the department objectives, deliver projects and work items.
  • Have a sound understanding of IT systems (preferably those used by a large Telco) and worked in a variety of IT or Technical roles. Has a good understanding of the potential value of technology solutions for business problems.

Must Have Technical Skills:

  • Java Oracle Fusion 11g, RESTful APIs, SOA
  • Java, JEE5
  • Unix / Linux
  • Eclipse / Intellij, Maven, SVN / Git, SOAPUI, XML-Spy, etc
  • Testing - SOAPUI, TDD - Junit, BDD - Cucumber
  • Concepts: Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Application Integration, OO, GoF patterns, JEE core design patterns
  • Enterprise Service Bus, Configuration, Release, Change & Build Management
  • Frameworks - Spring, JBI, etc

Aware of and/or have used:

  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Hystrix
  • Ansible
  • Vagrant
  • Virtualisation environments VMware/VirtualBox/OpenStack etc
  • Splunk
  • JIRA/Confluence/bamboo
  • Nexus/SonarQube
  • HPQC

Nice to have:

  • Spring Boot
  • Akana
  • EVCache
  • UML modelling an advantage

If you are interested in this opportunity then please apply and I will aim to get back with 48 hours. Alternatively, you can contact me directly on

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