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Technical Lead

PA Consulting

Location: Belfast

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics. We are guided by our client work and needs; however, you have autonomy to manage your time and diary to suit your work/life balance.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Can you guide and mentor developers with the same enthusiasm you bring to coding?

Our Digital team are looking for an exceptional Technical Lead.

You'll be leading Agile software development teams to deliver great technical outcomes for our clients. You'll help steer the direction of projects with your ability to make pragmatic design decisions that deliver value to our clients whilst still adhering to best practices. You know what good looks like from an architectural best practice sense and understand the importance of a robust path to production and why adopting a DevOps culture in your teams is important.

Reports to Technical Director.

You will have opportunity to:

  • Lead a development team, or else you could be working across multiple teams, providing some centralised expertise necessary for a larger programme of work.
  • Lead by example, applying best practice Agile and DevOps principles.
  • Have a pragmatic, product focussed mentality to ensure what we build consistently delivers value to our clients.
  • Work across a variety of technologies and understand common patterns across the full stack of an application.
  • Take pride in building and nurturing those around you.

Please note: We like to recruit lots of great people into this role, across all ranks. You will see this advertised year-round and will be individually reviewed by our recruiting team who will reach out to you dependant on your suitability at this time or in the future.


About You:

  • To have: 8+ years experience working with Java.
  • Extensive experience of all aspects of the software development lifecycle.
  • Experience developing cloud-native applications (AWS, Azure, or GCP).
  • Experience defining testing strategies and applying test automation, ideally drawing on TDD or BDD.
  • Experience implementing CI/CD practices such as git, branching, automated tests and automated deployment pipelines.
  • Extensive experience working in an Agile team using Scrum or Kanban processes.
  • A passion for delivering fantastic technology enabled products that deliver value to our clients
  • A great communicator and a collaborative team player - passionate about building great relationships with your colleagues and clients alike.
  • Comfortable using one or more programming languages and rolling your sleeves up when required.
  • Excellent understanding of services provided by the major public cloud vendors (AWS/Azure/GCP) and have built enterprise grade applications on one of these platforms before.

We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today by completing our online application.



Additional Information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.