Full Stack Lead Developer

London, United Kingdom
06 Oct 2022
20 Oct 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Innovation Lab is hiring a full stack developer to work on exciting projects in the legal innovation space. You will be adept at using the latest technologies across the stack, such as Kotlin/Java, Ktor/SpringBoot, Kafka, TypeScript and React and will be helping to lead the team in reimagining the workflows, APIs, user interactions to deliver a best-in-class experience.

About the team
The legal innovation team are a small, high performing, full stack team within the London Innovation Lab. The team is integrating existing in-house as well as vendor technology to provide new innovative end-to-end solutions for our legal stakeholders.
As a senior developer with an in-depth knowledge of software development, design patterns and software architectures, infrastructure you will take a hands-on role in designing and building POCs. The team will be taking successful all the way to production.

About you
You will have great analytical skills; you will care about the "why". You will engage with stakeholders and our users to understand their challenges and pain points. As a team we will collaborate to design solutions, but the team will look to you with your experience across the stack to lead these technical discussions.

You will care about the craft of code, you will sweat the details so that it's efficient, elegant and follows best practices. You will be a leader within a small but talented multi-discipline team, you will understand agile and scaled agile working cooperatively with partner teams.

You will be passionate about technologies and an expert in multiple areas of development. You are continually learning and refining your craft; you have an appetite for taking on challenges and leveraging new technologies. As a senior developer you will set the example for others to follow; you will mentor colleague on patterns, best practices and techniques.

Technical Expertise
  • You have deep knowledge of one or more server-side technologies such as Java or Kotlin.
  • You will have significant experience using frontend web technologies such as JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML5 and CSS.
  • A solid understanding of one or more JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue and Angular - strong React experience advantageous.
  • You have very high development standards, especially for code quality and code reviews
  • You deliver software with thorough and appropriate test coverage
  • Write effective end-to-end test (Cypress preferable)
  • You have worked with containers and Docker. Experience of Kubernetes or OpenShift preferable.
  • Must be comfortable working from the command line, using git
  • You are confident configuring and tuning the build tools, such as Gradle, Maven, Webpack, etc.
  • Proven experience of build large and complex single page applications
  • You have been the technical lead on projects, setting the direction for architecture and making strategic technology choices.
  • You are an adaptable, resourceful, well organised team player with a strong work ethic.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, agile project environment with small, focused teams delivering product regularly.
  • You are familiar with CI & CD and preferably setup your own pipelines.
  • You are familiar with cloud computing concepts and devops tools (e.g. Docker, Openshift).
  • You have delivered great user interfaces that are highly useable and aesthetically pleasing.
About the department
Citi's Innovation Labs is a global network of innovation centres focused on delivering cutting edge solutions to Citi's Markets & Banking businesses. The labs are in central cities such as NY, London and Tel-Aviv, and their offices are designed as innovative, start-up like spaces. The labs focus on delivering innovative products using cutting-edge technologies in highly complex architectures and with the highest delivery standards. The labs perform research and implementation in many advanced domains spanning across AI, Machine learning, Big Data, NLP, Analytics, Blockchain and many more.
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