Java Technical Lead US Investment Bank Canary Wharf

£130000 - £160000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Pension

Lead Software Developer required with a solid Java development background with an interest in utilising the best of the best possible software approaches and methodologies. Enjoy working with more than one language? For example, Python, C/C++, JavaScript, React Framewords, SQL, Rust, Scala, Go and more.

The firm’s goal is to make it easy and enjoyable for development teams to go from a business idea to delivery of an innovative production solution. This will be acheived by improving and upgrading our tools, streamlining our processes, automating and strengthening controls, and helping development teams adopt modern ways of working.

A new team of highly skilled developers and expert engineers that work to unlock and other development teams who are struggling. They are also cultural and behavioural leaders who represent the very pinnacle of our engineering culture and can help others successfully adopt the Agile mind-set and DevOps practices that our best teams follow.

Providing teams with CI/CD pipelines which helps them rapidly move a struggling team on to the latest development environments and unlock their productivity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works with a wide variety of development teams and solves their issues, including coding directly on their project, refactoring, setting up environments and pipelines and coaching on behaviours and mind-setDrives lasting cultural change, including helping to establish an inner-source collaboration model, a DevSecOps mind-set, an Agile development approach, innovative risk management and a culture of continuous improvement
  • Works closely with other teams across Developer Engineering, supporting their efforts and contributing their own insights gained from fieldwork
  • A positive can do techie, whose optimism and enthusiasm for technology is infectious
  • Excellent communicator who gets on well with others, building strong professional relationships
  • Collaborative by nature, builds partnerships across the firm
  • Creative and innovative, brings different angles to problems and provides new solutions
  • Good, pragmatic judgement of when to challenge the rules and offer suggested improvements
  • Obsessed with coding, working on they own projects in their spare time
  • An advocate of inclusion and diversity in every way


  • Expert coder in several of our key languages, for example: Java, Python, C/C++, Javascript, SQL, Rust, Scala, Go
  • Cloud Native Experience ideally GCP or AWS
  • Microservices
  • Proven track record of successfully coaching and guiding other developers
  • Superbly knowledgeable Agile practitioner, with real-world experience and a highly disciplined approach
  • Strong knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and the underlying technologies used at Citi
  • Detailed technical understanding of our operating environments, Linux and Kubernetes as a minimum
  • History of developing on a wide variety of architectures, up to and including container based micro-services
  • Ideally (but not absolutely required), experience of working in and/or running development teams in a banking environment


  • Bachelor’s degree/University degree or equivalent experience
  • Master’s degree preferred

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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