Java Tech Lead
At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.
Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.
We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.
As a Java Tech Lead, at AND Digital you’ll act as a hands on, senior software engineer working across a Club’s portfolio of clients, onsite and in multi-skilled agile delivery teams. As a result, you will need to be able to:
Provide hands on technical expertise in Java and Kafka
Use your expert tech knowledge to influence the direction of projects whilst coaching and upskilling a team through implementing engineering best practices such as code reviews and pair programming.
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.
Give and receive regular feedback to help the Developer community within your Club develop and be more effective will be key.
Remain hands on with code, with a clear progression path to become more senior in your field without the responsibility of managing a team.
Strong hands on expertise in Java
Backend software engineering experience across, SpringBoot, AWS, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes and more
Agile experience such as TDD/BDD, Pair Programming, XP
Practical understanding of continuous Integration and deployment
Experience using testing tools, e.g. Mocha, Jasmine, Selenium, jMeter, jUnit.
Proficiency with version control software, specifically GitHub. Knowledge of various platforms, e.g. CMS, eCommerce. Experience using different databases, e.g. MySQL, Postgres, Mongo – designing schemas and optimising queries.
From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:
We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.
There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.
Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.