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Open GI is a leading software development company and a trusted partner to the general insurance industry. Based across the UK and Europe, our support and development services make us a truly diverse organisation that offers a range of IT solutions to insurance brokers, insurers and managing general agents.
The key purpose of the Lead Java Developer role is to lead developments within Scrum teams to deliver new products, customer developments and support OGI’s current technical estate.
Leading cross-functional scrum teams responsible for hands-on delivery of software.
Providing technical leadership and advocating & implementing improvements in working practices.
Being continually aware of emerging technological trends and proposing and implementing new solutions and industry standard techniques.
Acting in the role of coach and mentor providing support and advice to other members of the Software Development department.
Enhancing the scalability and performance of Open GI systems.
Delivering new customer requirements as quickly, reliably, and efficiently as possible.
Liaising with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Architects, Developers, and QA’s to establish and implement requirements and/or resolve live operational issues.
Extensive experience of working on large complex software applications and databases with high volumes of data and large numbers of concurrent users
Experience of major redesign and refactoring of complex enterprise solutions
Experience of leading software development projects in Java
Use and implementation of Design Patterns
Demonstrable technical leadership experience
Experience of tackling performance and scalability issues on a large, high-throughput system, using industry-standard techniques and tools
Extensive knowledge of MySQL
Extensive knowledge of REST, SOAP, and SOA Problem solving and deep analysis skills including ability to diagnose performance issues
The ability to convert business and/or technical level requirements into successful implementation
TDD, XP, Continuous Integration
Gradle and Groovy
Agile delivery skills – for example Scrum / Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework, TDD and Pair Programming
Atlassian software such as Bamboo and JIRA
Mission and Values
Our mission is to be both the Technology Partner and Employer of choice for the UK General Insurance Market. Our values are central to this vision, as they represent how we collaborate how we work together in synergy and continually deliver for our customers:
Accountability: We take personal pride in finding solutions and achieving results
Innovation: We lead the market by being proactive, product-led and forward thinking
Teamwork: We work collaboratively, recognising and celebrating success
Trust: We build trust on integrity, transparency and respect
We are looking for an individual who embraces our values in their actions, decisions, communications and processes to inspire positivity and, ultimately, exceptional performance.
Salary of up to £45,000 per annum depending on skills and experience
Life assurance and critical illness cover
Perkbox – an exclusive benefits platform offering a wide range of discounts and benefits
Free parking when on office premises
Cycle to work scheme & Wills at work scheme
Holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum, increasing to 26 days per annum after three years of service & a holiday purchase scheme