Software Development Team Lead

Software Developer in Manchester, ENG

Posted 2019-12-13

The Role
We have a vacancy for an experienced, highly motivated Software Development Lead (SDL) to work in an exciting and dynamic software engineering environment. We have a growing number of customers and partners who are the biggest names in the industry. Due to this demand we are looking to increase our technical leadership in our Manchester office.

We want to see candidates who have a track record in developing high quality software, working within tight deadlines, and have a continuous improvement and customer-focused mindset.

Experience in the travel or retail industry would be an advantage but not essential.

As a Datalex SDL you will be responsible for managing a geographically distributed agile team of highly skilled engineers. You will be a people manager as well as a technical leader. You will be the project teams key contact and will utilize well-developed communication skills to lead and facilitate effective problem solving/discussions to key stakeholders within the company. You will be technically hands-on with estimating features, planning, coding, debugging, designing, managing performance and testing of team deliverables.

Key Responsibilities
Ability to estimate, document, design, implement and test large features to the highest quality and take ownership of their delivery.
Capable of taking part in technical and business discussions both internally and externally.
Understand the business drivers behind each feature.
Ensure your team is delivering high quality product and platform functionality, on time and on budget.
Mentor, motivate and train developers within your team both local and remotely.
Manage the translation of requirements into design and take ownership of documentation for your project deliveries.
Challenge the status quo – Contribute and lead initiatives to improve the software development process. Think BIG!

Minimum Requirements
5+ years of software industry experience with excellent proficiency in Java and Web Services.
3+ years managing a Software Engineering team, ideally within a fast-paced dynamic product based company.
Solid experience in design/development of highly available, distributed and scaleable applications.
Good understanding of Agile principles with experience leading a Scrum/Kan-ban team.

Additionally, experience with some of the followings is advantageous
Web Service technologies: REST, SOAP.
Development Tools: GIT, Gradle, Ant, Jenkins, Atlassian suite (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, HipChat etc).
Database: Oracle, MongoDB.
Distributed Technologies: Spring, J2EE, Apache Spark, Memcached.
Test Automation frameworks: BDD, TestNG.

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Company summary

Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retail. The Datalex Digital Commerce Platform provides airlines with a unique solution to drive revenue and profit as digital retailers. Today the platform enables a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands. Datalex’s customers include Air China, JetBlue Airways, Hainan Group, SAS, Philippine Airlines, Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines, Air Transat, Air Malta, STA Travel and Trailfinders. The Group is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, the USA and China. Datalex plc is a publicly listed company on Euronext Dublin (DLE). Learn more at or follow on twitter @Datalex.


Our benefits package for our full time, permanent employees is as follows;

Up to 10% bonus on base salary
24 days paid holidays
Health insurance for you, partner and dependents
Contributory pension of up to 7.5% of base salary
Life Assurance
Taxsaver pass for bus, rail and Luas
Free Parking
Free breakfast
Sports & Social Club
Contribution to professional memberships fees

Interview process

We run a tight ship and Datalex and as such don't drag our interview processes out. We appreciate the importance of your time and efforts. We aim to complete all stages of the below process within three weeks.

For all of our technical roles we adhere to the following process;

1st Round - 45 minute technical phone screen
2nd Round - 90- 120 minute panel interview with Line Manager, Director and HR
Reference Check- 2 referees
Verbal offer extension
Contract and letter of offer emailed

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