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Principle Java Developer / Tech Lead

Honeypot Digital
June 7, 2021
Remote with 1 day a fortnight in Cheshire, United Kingdom
Job Type
  • £50,000+
  • £60,000+
  • £70,000+


Principle Java Developer / Tech Lead - Home Based with 1 day a sprint in Cheshire - Java, Cloud, Agile, Scrum

Are you an experienced Java developer, accustomed to working in an Agile environment?
Are you passionate about developing high-quality software and enabling the delivery of this to customers?
Are you an enthusiastic problem solver who enjoys working as part of a team?
Are you inspired by helping others to grow?

We are looking for experienced Senior / Principle Java developers to develop the next iterations of market-leading software for our client. You will play a vital role as a member of one of the multiple Scrum teams in defining and creating new features to meet the needs of an expanding customer base. You will also be instrumental in the personal and professional development of scrum team members.

About You
• Advocate of Agile development and TDD practices
• Strong technical and interpersonal skills
• Eager to take part, bring ideas, and share your thoughts with your team and the wider business
• Proactive and inquisitive, willing to challenge the norm to help improve the way we work
• Passionate about collaborating with others
• Enthusiastic coach with a desire to contribute towards the development of others

The Role
This is a hands-on role, combining scrum team members, active technical leadership, people management, and coaching a team of developers.
You will develop the latest version of market-leading software working with Agile methodologies and frameworks, utilising tools and practices such as pair programming, automated testing, and continuous integration all supported by DevOps technologies such as Chef, Vagrant, Kubernetes, Terraform, Packer, and Docker. You will develop in the latest OpenJDK, but also use Gradle, Cucumber, Jenkins, SQL, JavaScript, and Groovy. The culture nurtures continuous improvement and you will be a contributor to investigations into new tools, frameworks, and processes.

In addition, as a Principal Developer you will be responsible for the growth of developers (e.g. regular 1-to-1 coaching sessions); be a strong contributor to technological and business advancement, and encourage/support developer participation in community forums and sessions.

This client really looks after their employees and provides laptops and dual monitors, supported by licensed software such as Ultimate IntelliJ and PluralSight training courses.

Working for an expanding established market leader you will have a real voice to influence their evolution. Continued learning and progression are ingrained in daily life, encouraged through a variety of ways from e-learning subscriptions and a monthly down-tools day (“Hive Day”) and communities of practice for learning and experimentation.

This business has grown rapidly even during the pandemic, with over 35 hires being made (and counting) Each team is currently deciding their preferred way of working, with likely 1 day a 2-week sprint spent onsite.

The client is based in Cheshire, but a max of 1 day a fortnight would be spent on site. With a competitive pay grade and benefits package, the client would be looking to pay between £60,000 - £70,000 for a Principle Developer, with benefits including a bonus of up to 20%, 25 Days holiday, excellent pension, medical and life assurance.

Interviews would be completed with 1st and 2nd interview back to back, to ensure a fast process.

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