Java Team Lead
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR
Java isn’t just your favorite coffee, and Spring is more than a season to you. You’re an experienced backend developer who’s a natural team leader, and we’re looking for you.
We are a team of 11 backend-oriented engineers operating on the JVM, where our primary language is Java. Our tech stack is focused around the Spring Framework and its surrounding ecosystem, which provides a versatile and established foundation for our projects. The use of a relational database in the backend world is almost a given, and the RDBMS of our choice is PostgreSQL. However, we also use several other services in our projects, such as Elasticsearch, Redis, and RabbitMQ.
The team is working on a number of digital services, primarily in the domain of (smart) home appliances, where we design and implement various APIs and solve interesting integration challenges. Our goal is to produce clean, maintainable, and well-tested code while applying domain-driven design and enterprise integration patterns. The nature of backend-oriented work also puts us in a position to collaborate with many other teams within our organization – from Mobile and Web to DevOps, and naturally the QA.
As a Team Lead, you would be directly responsible for 4 to 6 people and you would report to the Head of the Backend Department.
Qualifications & Experience
at least 5 years of experience in backend development using Java or another JVM language (Groovy, Kotlin, Scala…)
at least 2 years of experience in managing a team
experience with leading projects
ability and willingness to inspire, lead, and manage a team
great time management, organizational, and multitasking skills
great interpersonal and communication skills
good understanding of Spring Framework and its surrounding ecosystem
good understanding of relational databases (preferably PostgreSQL) and data modeling
good understanding of HTTP based APIs
knowledge of software development patterns
excellent written and spoken English
experience with NoSQL data stores (e.g. Redis, Elasticsearch)
experience with cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
experience with messaging systems (e.g. Kafka, RabbitMQ) and messaging-based architectures
experience with defining CI/CD pipelines
experience in people management
experience in hiring
experience in mentoring and coaching
experience working at a digital agency
planning, development, deployment, and maintenance of various software solutions
participating in the hiring and onboarding processes
developing team members’ professional potential
mentorship and guidance
proactively coordinating team members’ workload
doing regular follow-ups on the projects your team members are working on
taking care of your team members’ well-being
doing periodical performance reviews with your team members
defining actionable and measurable goals for the team and your team members
collaborating with other Team Leads in the team, the department, and the company
We rely on Docker in a variety of ways, from simplifying the setup of a local development environment to packaging and running our applications as containers.
The build tool of our choice is Gradle, whose performance ensures developer happiness.
Semaphore and Jenkins
We are practicing Continuous Integration and Semaphore and Jenkins (depending on project/client) are the tools we use.
Code quality matters, and we use Sonarqube to help us keep it in check.
Our preferred IDE is IntelliJ IDEA due to its set of unparalleled productivity-boosting features.
GitHub or Bitbucket
We keep our work in GitHub or Bitbucket (depending on project/client) and use pull request flow as our daily routine.
Company-wide standard communication channel for both work and fun.
A go-to place for an assorted collection of practices used within the team and company.
What do we offer?
Feedback and feedforward
Honest communication fuels growth. In our 1 on 1 sessions, 360 reviews, and career progression meetings, we discuss what is great and what could be improved.
Additional equipment budget
A little extra to supplement your standard work equipment. Pick a latest-model mobile phone, tablet, e-book reader, or a pair of earphones you’ve been dreaming about. Mix & match, why not.
Contributing to open source
Sharing is caring doesn’t only apply to chocolate.
If you’re eager to learn, we’re eager to help. Every employee receives an educational budget.
Paid language courses
Paid language courses help our employees master the English language.
Doing a career switch
We don’t have a sorting hat to tell you where you belong, but we will support your career switch from one job position to another.
Traveling on business
Having clients all over the world means our employees sometimes have to travel to and work from beautiful locations.
Stay in shape with a sponsored fitness membership of your choice.
Sponsored health checks
You know the old saying – the greatest wealth is health.
Office location? Anywhere. It’s all about flexibility.
Snack on fruit, cookies, and nuts to keep your energy levels up.
Car and bike parking
Don’t let it get caught in the rain. We offer free parking for bicycles and subsidized car parking.
Flexible working hours
Tailor your working hours to fit your schedule.
Fun and games budget
Every team gets a monthly budget to hang out and do fun stuff.
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