Software Development Tech Lead


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Software Development Tech Lead



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The Role
We have a vacancy for an experienced, highly motivated Software Development Tech Lead to work in an exciting and dynamic software engineering environment in Manchester. We want to see candidates who have a track record in developing high quality software, working within tight deadlines, and have a continuous improvement and customer-focused mindset. Experience in the travel or retail industry would be an advantage but not essential.
As a Datalex software development team lead you will be responsible for managing a geographically distributed team of highly skilled engineers. You will be a people manager as well as a software technical leader. You will be the software project teams key contact and will utilise well-developed communication skills to lead and facilitate effective problem solving/discussions to key stakeholders within the company. You will be technically hands-on with estimating features, planning, coding, debugging, design, performance and testing of team deliverables.Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to estimate, document, design, implement and test large features to the highest quality and take ownership of their delivery
  • Capable of taking part in technical and business discussions both internally and externally
  • Understand the business drivers behind each feature.
  • Ensure your team are delivering high quality product and platform functionality, on time and on budget
  • Mentor, motivate and train developers within your team both local and remotely.
  • Manage the translation of requirements into design and take ownership of documentation for your project deliveries.
  • Challenge the status quo – contribute and lead initiatives to improve the software development process. Think BIG!

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of software industry experience with excellent proficiency in Java and Web Services
  • 2+ years managing a Software Engineering team ideally within a fast-paced dynamic product based company
  • Solid experience in design/development of highly available, distributed and scalable applications

Additionally, experience with some of the following is advantageous:

  • Good understanding of Agile principles with experience leading a Scrum/Kanban team
  • Webservice technologies: REST, SOAP
  • Development Tools: GIT, Gradle, Ant, Jenkins, Atlassian suite (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)
  • Communication Tools: Slack, Microsoft Teams
  • Database: Oracle or MongoDB
  • DistributedTechnologies: Spring, J2EE, Memcached
  • Test Automation frameworks: BDD, TestNG
  • Practical experience with DevOps concepts: CI/CD, ChatOps, etc.
  • Scripting levels sufficient for sysadmin, deployments, and API interaction an advantage
  • Familiarity with source control tools such as GIT
  • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication in English, with other languages a benefit
  • Experience with the design and management of applications that support:
  • Minimizing single points of failure
  • Zero down-time upgrades
  • Auto scaling applications that have cold start challenges
  • Distributed applications
  • Implementing and using metrics to make data driven decisions
  • Building systems that negate the need for people to log into servers
  • Building apps that run-in containers.

About Datalex
Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retail. Datalex provides airlines with unique products to drive revenue and profit as digital retailers. Today the Datalex Digital Commerce Platform enables a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands. Datalex’s customers include JetBlue Airways, Aer Lingus, easyJet, LATAM Airlines, Edelweiss, Air Transat and Air China. The Group is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, the USA and China. Datalex plc is a publicly listed company on Euronext Growth. Learn more at or follow on Linkedin and Twitter @Datalex.Powered by JazzHR

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Sat, 11 May 2024 04:08:55 GMT

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