Lead Java Developer|6 month contract |£700 per day - Remote

Lead Java Developer|6 month contract |£700 per day - Remote

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    London, England

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    £650 - £700 per day

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    John Petrella

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Lead Java Developer |6 month contract |£700 per day - Outside IR35 - Remote

Understanding Recruitment are currently working in partnership with a super design agency who build major digital products and platforms for large scale businesses.

We are currently looking for a UK based Tech Lead (Java) to work on an initial 6 month assignment which sits outside IR35.

As the hands-on Java Tech Lead you will be leading a team of developers and play a key role in driving new features with the aim of scaling their product offering.


  • Be hands on with development teams, you'll understand what good code looks like and see the bigger picture, taking architecture into consideration with a DevOps mindset.
  • Remain hands on with code, with a clear progression path to become more senior in your field without the responsibility of managing a team.
  • Working closely with Development & Project Managers to create and execute development plans.
  • Writing functional specifications and technical specifications.
  • Researching, designing, and coding technical solutions.
  • Performance evaluation and management of team members.
  • Reviewing and continuously improving the development and testing processes and practices to guarantee on-time and high-quality delivery.
  • Training and mentoring team members

Experience needed for the position:

  • Current/previous Java Team/Technical leadership.
  • Extensive experience in Java along with a good knowledge of infrastructure aspects.
  • Experience working with Kotlin.
  • Backend software engineering experience across, SpringBoot, AWS, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes.
  • Agile experience such as TDD/BDD, Pair Programming, XP.
  • Practical understanding of continuous Integration and deployment.
  • Working knowledge in microservices architecture, extracting microservices from a legacy codebase.
  • Proven experience in incident handling / fixing prod environments along with experience of maintain legacy applications.
  • In-depth knowledge of Java application performance.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

If you feel like you match the above and you would like to discuss the position further, then please apply below with an up-to-date CV.

Lead Java Developer |6 month contract |£700 per day - Outside IR35 - Remote