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Java Technical Lead




Java Technical Lead

McGregor Boyall has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Java Technical Lead to join a growing financial services organization within Glasgow who are committed to using technology to reinvent banking in the modern world. They have a state-of-the-art technology hub in Glasgow which will be their Technology Centre for Europe, where you will have exposure global business-critical projects.

You will take on the leadership of a small local agile team of five developers as part of a larger global team. You will take on responsibility for the solution design and overall strategy of the solutions your team is building with ultimate input into the assignment of budgets for annual projects.

Your team will be building Client Services solutions for the bank which can include contact centres, wealth managers, CRM/CSM solutions workflow solutions etc, and there will be a mix of upgrades and greenfield projects. The solutions will primarily be built in modern Java with some .Net, with a department focus on driving change through continuous integration, automation and Cloud.

Experience Required:

  • Commercial experience as a hands-on Java Developer
  • Demonstrable experience of leading an agile team of Developers
  • Solution design experience
  • Linux, Databases, Web services, RESTful & SOAP services
  • Experience driving forward the usage of Source Control, Build Tools, TDD
  • Ability to communicate with various stakeholders including senior management
  • Cloud solutions – AWS
  • Experience developing telephony solutions would be advantageous

For more information or to apply please send your CV to or contact Lorna Burrows on 0141 212 2393

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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For more information or to apply please send your CV to or contact Lorna Burrows on 0141 212 2393

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.