Java Technical Lead

Java Technical Lead

Project: Tribal
Experience: 5+ years
Number of openings: 1


About the client

Tribal is a Total Experience agency. Thinking beyond the established customer experience, we work with brands to consider the total experience – online, offline and internal engagement and processes – and create products, services and comms that people love.

Made up of six practices – Customer Experience, Creative and Social, Tech Engineering, Business Consulting, Data Science and Innovation – they can stand apart or snap together to help our clients create hard-working and loved digital experiences. Exploring the intersection between brands, technology and real life, we develop ideas that connect with culture and uncover compelling ways that technology can add value to real people’s lives while delivering returns to our clients.

At Tribal, our 20-year creative heritage stretches all the way back to the pioneers of modern advertising and connects us to one of the world’s largest creative networks. Since the day we opened our doors, we were shaped by a culture of constant progress. We are a digital agency that always stays one step ahead of where the traditional meets the contemporary.

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The Role 

The purpose of this role is to lead a team of Java developers for one of our major clients, Volkswagen, ensuring flawless on-time delivery and quality Java code. You are expected to lead by example, as the role is a mix of hands on development, oversight and leadership of two project teams. The role has ultimate responsibility for implementing processes, communicating and enforcing Java standards and quality across the teams. In addition you need to provide mentorship and leadership across the teams inspiring the best work from each of them. The Java Team Lead reports to the Head of Backend Development with Sr. Developers as direct reports.



  • Collaborate with the Heads to continually review and improve Java delivery to ensure quality and consistency for each project
  • Ensuring Java estimates for each project are rigorous and accurate
  • Point of escalation and resolution for project delivery issues for direct reports and team
  • Act as stand in for Head of Backend Development as required
  • Collaborate on the technical decisions for each project with the Technical Architect and Senior Developers
  • Collaborate with project management team and the Head of Backend Development to manage the workflow and ensure appropriate team members are allocated to projects
  • Implementation, coordination and management of the following:
    o Coding standards
    o Specifications
    o Project scoping/ estimates
    o Risk management
    o Technical deployments
    o Technical standards and processes
  • Ensure the Java team have the right standards and tools in place to deliver leading edge work
  • Build strong relationships with any 3rd party Java suppliers to ensure quality and timely delivery
  • Lead and motivate a team of highly competent Java developers – ensuring reviews, training, feedback, completed across the team



  • A candidate for this role will be a Java developer (with 5+ year’s commercial development experience) who has experience leading a team and working on large, complex portal environmentsThe profile of the ideal person for this role is:
  • Proven track record of development experience working on IT projects of high complexity
  • Excellent knowledge of Internet, J2EE and Web technologies including popular Open Source frameworks and tools
  • Ability to analyse, profile and refactor code and processes to improve quality and performance
  • Solid experience of working in a Java Enterprise/Web environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of database technologies i.e: MongoDB, MySQL
  • Proven experience of common development tools (e.g. IntelliJ/Eclipse, Gradle/Maven, git, Jenkins, docker)
  • Experience with modern CI/CD workflows
  • Experience with Linux based systems and associated tools (e.g. RedHat, CentOS)
  • Knowledge of common development best practices (e.g. TDD, Agile, XP)
  • 4+ years hands on Spring/Hibernate experience
  • Ability to quickly understand and code for a large, complex technical architecture
  • Experience of developing and deploying large web based applications
  • Experience of managing and coding simultaneous projects with complex inter-dependencies
  • Understanding of the project management processes involved in website/portal development
  • Ability to multitask across projects and demonstrate flexibility to changing priorities
  • Experience of scoping large technical projects with a high level of accuracy
  • Experience using task management tools such as Trac, Jira etc.This role will report directly to the Head of Backend Development



  • Training on application;
  • Access to trainings for self-development;
  • Be part of a young team;
  • Floating holidays;
  • Flexible benefits basket;
  • Fun room and various team bounding and team building programs;
  • Attractive compensation scheme.


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