Digital Agency Published: March 6, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Job Type


An award winning Digital Agency based in central London is looking for an experienced Java Developer to take up a Head of Java position in a new Development team.

The company:

Recently awarded #1 Independent Agency in the UK by The Drum, this company has seen a wealth of success over the last few years and as such is growing rapidly. They also work with a number of well-known brands including the BBC, Tesco and BT. They currently have two office locations in the UK, and the Head Office is based in the heart of London.

The role:

The company has primarily been working with .Net but are setting up a new Java Development team here in London. They are looking for an experienced Senior Developer/ Technical Lead to step up into a Head of Java position and sculpt this new team. It is a hands-on position and your time will be split between hands-on coding and leading/mentoring the team, as well as overseeing the architecture of the projects.


The ideal candidate will be able to display the following experience:

  • Solid programming experience with Java/J2EE
  • Experience with modern frameworks including Spring/Hibernate
  • Agile practices- TDD/BDD
  • Solid knowledge of entire Development process from design and architecture to implementation and deployment
  • Proven experience of either managing a team or leading/mentoring less senior Developers
  • Excellent communicative ability

Beneficial experience:

  • Knowledge of other languages- e.g. Scala, .Net or PHP
  • Multi-threading
  • NoSQL Databases- MongoDB, Cassandra, DynamoDB etc.

This is an excellent opportunity for any Senior Developer or Tech Lead to step up into a more senior and managerial position while remaining very hands-on. It is a growing company and this team will grow naturally within that.

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