Job details

Technical Lead

Job reference: 003594

Closing date: 14/12/2020

Salary: up to £65,000 per annum

Department: IT

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

Reporting into our Head of Engineering, we are looking for a future-thinking Technical Lead to join us here at N Brown!

We are in an exciting phase of change; along with the rest of the world, we’re embarking on a hugely impactful digital journey, both for our people and our customers. What’s great is that this position plays a key role in ensuring that we not only reach our goals in the web development space but as a wider engineering practice, at a healthy pace. We are looking for someone with complete technical proficiency in Java development with extensive experience designing and building Microservices. Additionally, a track-record of leading, mentoring and coaching a team of Engineers, empowering them to use modern development standards, technologies and best practice techniques. 

What we’re looking for in our Technical Lead:  

  • Proven experience providing technical leadership including growing a team of high-performing developers
  • A sound ability to help us shape a future-fit strategy and technology roadmap for the web space
  • Passion for well designed, testable and efficient code using design patterns and quality development principles
  • Experience in developing high quality, scalable and secure Java applications and services, using microservice/distributed systems architecture
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) using Unit Testing and Mocking to produce highly automated build processes
  • Knowledge of Relational and Document-Oriented Databases
  • Lead the build and set up of development standards alongside other technical leads
  • Ability to remove obstacles and keep the team motivated to bring their best selves to work everyday
  • Someone who can keep it real, both from a people and technology perspective; you’ll respect and appreciate legacy systems and processes, seeing it as an opportunity for change, not a challenge

Nice to have (though not essential):

  • Experience with Scrum and Kanban development methodologies and associated processes and tools
  • Experience with Git Version Control
  • Experience with working with Cloud technologies (AWS)
  • Experience with e-commerce or content management systems
  • Experience of Search Services (SOLR, Endeca, Algolia or AWS Elastic Search)


What’s in it for you?

  • We take your learning and growth seriously – if there’s something you’d like upskill yourself in, we’ll do everything to make it happen
  • We offer a competitive package and benefits including a range of flexible working options with the latest technology to support
  • You play a critical part in this digital journey from its early stages – the potential to own and impact change is endless!
  • Work in an environment where failing fast is encouraged; we love experimenting and trying new things!