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Recruiter: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Listed on: 23rd October 2018
Location: Taunton
Salary/Rate: £39599 - £44459
Salary Notes: retention allowance of up to £5,000 (neg)
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: TJUK20198_expired
Contact Name: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

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Shaping the future of software capability

Working with latest technology and greenfield projects

About the role

Green Field Project development
Team leadership role
Bespoke world class, office opening Q1 2019
Genuine Flexi-time and collaborative culture

We the UKHO are a UK government agency who are recognised as the global leader in maritime geospatial information.

As a Java engineer lead, you will be building greenfield, industry leading platforms and systems based on the very latest & leading technologies, frameworks and platforms.

Using Agile across multiple, collaborative teams, we create customer-focused digital services, data solutions and software. As you would expect, we aim for the highest standards in design, test automation and continuous delivery, which is where your role as Lead Software Engineer (Java) will prove so vital

We are looking for you to ensure the team has the right technology, produce good resilient code and has the capability to prioritise to help achieve our core aims.

Working as part of an Agile software engineering team, you’ll be involved in hands-on coding in Java and will take the lead on the technical aspects of projects, ensuring that designs are resilient and the software is always high quality.

Outside the Scrum team, you will be liaising closely with Lead Engineers, Architects and Product Owners to shape the future of our software engineering - including the adoption of new tools, frameworks and techniques.

We’re looking for someone with a broad range of commercial experience, who has an advanced understanding of Java, firm opinions about quality and experience of technical leadership. You will also have the ability to mentor more junior staff and play an active role in building our engineering community. You will get the chance to learn about distributed computing on Hadoop and geospatial technologies.

In return for your skills/commitment, you can look forward to working in a relaxed/vibrant & collaborative environment and be across a range of interesting projects using industry leading technologies.

If you are passionate about delivering the best possible service and wish to work for what will soon to be one of the best places to work in South West, then we want to hear from you!

You will be short-listed against the following competencies:

› Experience in providing technical leadership including the enforcement of quality practices.
› A broad range of commercial experience, including crafting good quality code in Java.


As part of the process you will be required to complete a technical test and also complete an interview that will consist of competency and technical based questions.

You will be interviewed against the following criteria:

› An advanced understanding of Java
› Experience in providing technical leadership including the enforcement of quality practices.
› Broad knowledge of design principles and patterns, able to lead the design of systems or components
› A broad range of commercial experience, including crafting good quality code in Java.
› Collaborating and partnering
› Building capability for all
› Changing and Improving
› Leading and communicating

How to apply and interview process

Please send your CV and include as many examples of your work that demonstrates your suitability against the criteria about.

The UK Hydrographic Office is a leading centre for hydrography, providing marine geospatial data to inform maritime decisions. We work with a wide range of data suppliers and partners to support maritime navigation, safety, security and marine development around the UK and worldwide
Please send:

› Completed Equality and Diversity form
› Your CV

By clicking the APPLY button. Closing date: 8th Nov 2018