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Head of Technology / Development / Engineering – Java

Technology Senior Appointments

Greater London Permanent £90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits

Head of Engineering – London – £90,000 – £100,000 – Java stack using Java 8, Dropwizard, Couch DB, Redis, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, Typescript, AngularJS, Scala – Head of Engineering – London – £90,000 – £100,000 – Java stack using Java 8, Dropwizard, Couch DB, Redis, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, Typescript, AngularJS, Scala

The Head of Engineering’s responsibility is to provide technical leadership to the development teams in Technology. This is a technical leadership role with line management responsibility.

You will have a solid and current technical background and be confident working across different technologies and software architectures. You will be able to break down, simplify and explain complicated technical subjects so that business people can understand them. You will lead the development teams to enable them to deliver good solutions through coaching and mentoring techniques but you will make key decisions when required to do so.

You will have high standards for software delivery, choice of solutions and architectures. You promote reusable APIs and going back to single source of truth to ensure that data is not duplicated as much as possible. You understand that APIs should evolve and be long living things over and above meeting a short-term user story.

You can balance the needs of delivering value in the short term with a reusable, stable system for the long term. You have experienced multiple life-cycles of product development processes from the inside out.

My client has several different tech stacks in use across the engineering hubs. These include a Java stack using Java 8, Dropwizard, Couch DB, Redis, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, Typescript, AngularJS and Jenkins; and a Scala stack using Scala: Http4s, Cats, Postgres, Git, Vagrant, Jenkins and Puppet, RabbitMQ, Linux. We also have several core applications using the Microsoft stack, some of which we are now re-engineering using the tech stacks mentioned above, others of which we are reviewing the future for. We are exploiting public and private cloud to enable new content workflows as well as improving delivery agility, and exploring and experimenting with new technologies to help our business adapt and grow.

Summary of responsibilities:

  • Technical leadership of teams of software engineers
  • Lead and mentor software engineers across a range of cross-functional product
  • teams
  • Line management including setting of objectives, appraisals and career development
  • Software architecture and design
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality software that is maintainable and operable
  • Pairing and code reviews
  • Code development and testing assistance
  • Coding standards and quality assurance
  • Lead best practice approaches for development of continuous integration pipelines,
  • test automation and development of micro services
  • Work with the management to team to review resource plans and team organisation Working with the management and product teams towards continuous improvement
  • and fine tuning of Agile delivery processes
  • We are promoting a DevOps culture so you will need to look beyond pure
  • programming and get involved with the deployment and operation of the software we
  • build.

Experience required

  • You will have experience in the following areas:
  • 10+ years software engineering experience working across different technologies
  • and architectures
  • 2 + years leading software teams in a technical leadership role, preferably leading
  • multiple teams
  • Experience working in an Agile delivery environment
  • Development of continuous delivery pipelines, test automation and microservices
  • Demonstrable experience working with business people to explain technical subjects

Job Reference: Skheadofeng

Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits

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Job Start Date: ASAP - 3 Month

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