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Development Lead

  • Salary: £500 - £560 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 20/07/2017
  • Job reference: J370785A

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Development Lead - London - Financial Client

Our client are looking for a development lead to support a large global digital transformation programme. The objectives of the programme are to replace a JSP (java server pages) based online banking platform with a widget based vendor product which utilises modern web technologies and frameworks and move towards a REST based architecture.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Technical leadership of multiple cross-functional scrum teams
  • Driving technical delivery against an agile roadmap
  • Early identification and escalation of technical issue / risk
  • Point of contact for external scrum teams / infrastructure / environment teams
  • Enforcing industry best practice and coding standards / techniques
  • End to end delivery of technical solution


  • Working within large financial institutions
  • Excellent knowledge of agile XP principles
  • Experience working within Scrum methodology
  • Previous experience in senior development position
  • Knowledge of TDD, BDD & SOLID
  • Able to implement development best practices and processes
  • Able to build rapport with team members and stakeholders
  • Arbitrate and resolve technical dispute and conflict
  • Identify and manage external technical dependencies
  • Alignment with DevOps culture
  • Willing to take ownership and drive solutions forward to conclusion


  • Development strategy (branching, delivery, continuous integration, automated testing)
  • Test automation tooling
  • Mobile automation tooling
  • CI/CD Pipeline tooling (Jenkins/puppet etc)
  • Frontend development preferred: web technologies - HTML5, JavaScript, AngularJS, AJAX, JSP
  • Backend development preferred: Core Java, Spring, Spring Security, Maven, Camel, WAS/Liberty
  • Data development: Oracle, SQL, JPA, ORM
  • Tooling: IntelliJ, Maven, GitHub, Nexus, Jira, Confluence
  • Agile SCRUM / Kanban methodologies experience


  • SOA / Microservices
  • Backbase CXP
  • PCF

Candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

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