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Java Lead Software Engineer (VP)

Req #: 180024212
Location: Glasgow, SCT, UK
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:
Java Lead Software Engineer (VP)
Glasgow Technology Centre 
Located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, our Glasgow Technology Centre is one of 2 strategic, pure technology hubs globally at JP Morgan. Our opportunities offer the chance to work on interesting challenges and projects, with what are truly cutting edge technologies.
Due to ongoing investment and expansion at our award winning Technology Centre, we have a number of new opportunities available for talented Lead Java Software Engineers both Technical Leads and Individual Contributors.
Be part of our growing hub:
  • Delivery of software on time and on budget, based on original scope & requirements
  • Designing software and producing scalable and resilient technical designs
  • Digesting and understanding Business Requirements and designing new modules/functionality to meet those needs
  • Creating Automated Unit Tests using Flexible/Open Source Frameworks using a Test Driven Development approach
  • Partner with supporting tech leads to develop realistic and achievable project estimates
  • Analysis and build within Control, Stability, Resiliency, Capacity & Performance areas
  • Testing: Unit, SIT & UAT planning and management
  • Robust delivery of code into the production environment
  • Take part in decisions affecting long range organizational goals & strategic planning.
  • Proactively look to develop, implement and further development best practices across the group. The areas of focus should include, but not be limited to quality improvement, code reviews, code/architecture standards, code reuse, and reduction of support calls, technical documentation and technical design specifications.
What we need from you:
  • Proven track record in line management & team leading experience.
  • Experienced hands-on Java Software Engineer
  • Proven track experience implementing enterprise applications using J2EE technologies and clustered apps.
  • Very strong technical design skills covering high level design through to class-level implementation.
  • Strong communications and documentation skills & ability to build strong relations with developers and stakeholders.
  • Competent SQL developer.
  • Good understanding of standard Java development environments, unit test frameworks and ability to write solid system integration test cases
  • College degree (computer science preferred).
  • Solid experience in Spring and Maven.
  • Experience of Agile development methodology
  • Experience of Test Driven Development
  • Exposure to Terracotta, Drools, JBehave
  • Experience in Linux and shell scripting
  • Experience in Subversion
  • Experience with the Financial Services industry experience is helpful, particularly in Securities Clearance or Collateral Management
Soft Skills
  • Can lead by example & drive a team of developers to meet stretch goals.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Comfortable with agile development practices such as pair programming
  • Skilled at giving and receiving feedback
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and decision making
  • Highly self-motivated
 What we will do for you:
  • Provide the tools, training and team to help you innovate
  • We provide a flexible working environment with a dress down code
  • We will challenge you to progress your career the way you want
  • Continuous technology innovation, truly global collaboration and real career mobility
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