Lead Technical Specialist

**Permanent Lead Technical Specialist – Financial data platform – Nottingham – £70,000 to £80,000 + benefits**

Are you looking to work with a global financial data provider? With operations in almost every country globally, they’re seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Lead Java/Software engineer to work on a range of unique projects and products for their worldwide clients.

You would have the opportunity to join a worldwide financial infrastructure provider and lead a new development team as technical specialist. As a senior member of the dev team, you would be responsible for the initial analysis, design, testing and maintenance of multiple systems from conception through to go-live and addition of new capabilities across the proprietary data platform.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and driven, able to work with senior management (advising them on all technical matters), as well as more junior members of the software team, to whom you’ll provide technical mentoring and coaching.

What you’ll be doing & who you’ll be working with:

  • Working with key stakeholders/senior management, you’ll be responsible for the delivery and maintenance of software within an agile environment; leading from the front, you’ll define the testing requirements and implementation to ensure the software performs as required while meeting company quality standards
  • Working alone and with vendors, you’ll keep an eye on emerging technologies, researching the benefits and potential downfalls and evaluating their suitability for the business
  • Production, maintenance and reviews of high-quality design & release documentation
  • Create strong relationships and credibility with stakeholders and the end-user community, helping them to resolve any issues and proactively identifying improvements to reliability and processes

What you’ll need:

  • Minimum of a BSc in Computer Science or a related technical discipline
  • Deep knowledge and practical professional experience with Java software development
  • Good fundamentals of Computer Science, especially across algorithms, design, problem solving and complexity analysis
  • Ability to work and lead in a highly agile team environment
  • Experience in designing and implementing highly available, large scale distributed systems
  • Experience with software release process with automated CI/CD pipeline

What would give you an edge:

  • Previous experience of designing & developing large scale systems hosted with key cloud providers (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud)
  • A proven history of migrating on-premises data platforms into the cloud
  • Working knowledge of Big Data Technologies, such as Spark & Hadoop MapReduce

**Permanent Lead Technical Specialist – Financial data platform – Nottingham – £70,000 to £80,000 + benefits**

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Job Reference: LeadTechSpec

Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits

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Job Duration: 6 months

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