Location
Dunnington
Department
IT
Advertising Salary
£55,000 - £65,000 per annum

About The Role

The Java Technical Lead is a critical role in the IT department, providing technical leadership to an agile cross-functional software development team comprising software engineers, QA and business analysts.

You will be developing future-proof scalable web-based software using micro-services using Java and related technologies, as well as decoupled user interfaces using the React.js library, for a user base of in-house colleagues and independent retailers.

The department is also in the process of adopting DevOps practices including making the transition from continuous integration to continuous delivery with containers.

You will be accountable for the development of corporate applications and services using Java and related technologies, analysis of business requirements and design of appropriate solutions. In addition to providing strong technical leadership, direction and mentoring to the Java development team, you will need to liaise with other stakeholders in the business as appropriate. 

About You

Prior experience of successful technical leadership is essential along with a very keen interest in Java and related technologies and a passion for software development!
 
To be successful in the role you will excellent understanding of relational database management systems, ideally MySQL and of software design and its importance for performance, maintainability, scalability and testability with particular relevance to cloud architecture.  You will be able to accurately translate complex technical requirements and specifications into deliverables, accurately report on progress and identify and enact strategies for continuous improvement. 
 
Providing mentorship and coaching to junior staff in technologies and development methods used with the team/department is essential to this role and requires the ability to work effectively both individually, as part of a team and as a team leader. You will need need strong interpersonal skills including the ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences and have exceptional oral and written communication skills. Finally, a degree in computer science or a related discipline would be an advantage. 
 

What next?

If you are looking to launch, or grow, an exciting career in a company that values progression and development! Choose “Apply now” to fill out our short application and submit your CV!

About Bestway

Bestway Retail now supports nearly 3000 symbol retailers as well as operating over 400 franchised stores, and over 170 company owned stores throughout England and Wales, we employ over 2500 colleagues who enable us to provide a great local retail service in our communities.

Through the acquisition of Costcutter Supermarkets Group into our Bestway Retail Division, our annual wholesale turnover has grown to c£3b per year.

We own the UKs largest franchised off license and convenience chains which encompasses the brands Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, Select Convenience and Central Convenience. Our vision is to be the best value off licence led convenience retailer and wholesaler.

Both retailers and suppliers are supported by this new additional scale of the combined business, with the collaborative partnership approach making Bestway the partner of choice for growing sales in the convenience market.

Join us and you will be joining our fast-paced business, entrepreneurial and dynamic business. It's an incredibly exciting time to join us in this new venture!!

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