Java Software Engineering Lead

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


This role encompasses being an Engineering Lead and managing two development teams – 1 in London and 1 in Singapore. Our teams are self-organising but still require good leadership, guidance and coaching. The project has a cloud-based microservice architecture built mainly with Java and Springboot, with a React front-end. It’s a relatively new application that has the potential to scale considerably, and a growing user-base.

When you mentor and advise multiple technical teams and move financial technologies forward, it’s a big challenge with big impact. You were made for this.

As a Senior Manager of Software Engineering, you serve in a leadership role by providing technical coaching and advisory for multiple technical teams, as well as anticipate the needs and potential dependencies of other functions within the firm. As an expert in your field, your insights influence budget and technical considerations to advance operational efficiencies and functionalities.

Job responsibilities

  • Provide overall direction, oversight, and coaching for a team of entry-level to mid-level software engineers that work on basic to moderately complex tasks
  • Managing two development teams – 1 in London and 1 in Singapore
  • Accountable for decisions that influence teams’ resources, budget, tactical operations, and the execution and implementation of processes and procedures
  • Ensures successful collaboration across teams and stakeholders
  • Identifies and mitigates issues to execute a book of work while escalating issues as necessary
  • Provides input to leadership regarding budget, approach, and technical considerations to improve operational efficiencies and functionality for the team
  • Creates a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect for team members and prioritizes diverse representation

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Experience leading teams of technologists
  • Cloud based microservice architecture
  • Java, Springboot and React
  • Ability to guide and coach teams on approach to achieve goals aligned against a set of strategic initiatives
  • Experience with hiring, developing, and recognizing talent
  • Practical cloud native experience
  • Experience in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field and expertise in technology disciplines

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Experience working at code level
  • Java, Springboot, React
  • Cloud experience & Leadership
You’ve got this!