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Development Team Lead | San Jose, Costa Rica

Posted: Oct 25, 2019 12:03:25 PM
We’re looking for an energetic, passionate and experienced development lead to help form our new Costa Rica engineering team helping to define, extend, maintain and support our existing applications and to drive their evolution to meet the challenges of the future.

The candidate will be an experienced Software Developer and Leader, comfortable switching between technical and interpersonal skills to help grow and nurture technology, process and people in the pursuit of excellence.

As a software developer, you will be able to utilize your experience to develop solutions to meet critical business problems as well as provide mentorship and guidance to the team. As a leader, you will be comfortable developing individuals, growing a team and supporting and representing them as part of our global engineering group.

Package and Benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Fully paid Annual Leave
  • December bonus
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Friendly working environment

Attributes and Experience Required:
  • Strong working knowledge of Java, including the following technologies and best practise: Core Java 1.8, Spring (Framework, MVC, Security, REST etc), Hibernate (Validator etc), and Test driven development practices
  • Strong background in Web Application development, including JSP, CSS, JavaScript Frameworks (JQuery, Kendo, etc), RESTful Web-Services
  • Competent experience with SQL using MySQL/MariaDB
  • Strong communication skills, ability to collaborate, coordinate, show attention to detail and follow a task through to completion
  • Experience with analysing requirements, investigating business needs, and designing responsive solutions
  • Willingness to dive into live technical issues to provide support and issue resolution
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on working experience
  • Minimum 2.2 degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Experience with maintaining, extending, supporting, and modernising an ever-growing application
  • Passion for learning and problem solving in both technical and business areas
  • Comfortable with using the following tools: Eclipse IDE, Maven, Mercurial, Git and Atlassian suite of collaboration and development tools
  • Background in Payroll or other financial domains
  • Experience using Java libraries for the parsing and manipulation of PDF documents, Excel documents, XML, XSL transformation
  • Experience with implementing and integrating systems using SSO (SAML, OAuth)
  • Experience in website security
  • Experience working with Docker
  • • Experience working with NoSQL databases such as Mongo
  • • Experience of integration frameworks such as Dell Boomi
Key Skills:
• Java
• Spring
• Tomcat
• Web application / JavaScript / XML / JSON
• Agile
• Analysis and Design


Daily Duties and Main Responsibilities Will Include:
Our main software project is a large Java web application that supports the complex business of coordinating and running global payroll. The application’s key functions and responsibilities focus on:
  • Collaboration and Control of the flow of data and processes between people and systems
  • Integration of data from various sources, both automated and manual; into an aggregated data warehouse
  • Extracting, formatting, and transmitting data to third-parties]
  • Processing of stored and incoming data to produce new data, and add value to existing data
  • Internationalisation to support business users around the world
All the above has been developed over many years, contains a high degree of bespoke code and has a high degree of complexity.

There is a great deal of domain knowledge to master that will come from working well with others in the teams and there is an important ongoing support role which can involve very complex investigations and collaborating with various areas of the business. We use Atlassian Cloud to support our end-to-end Product-Development cycle, so familiarity with the Atlassian tools will be a bonus.

  • Leading & developing a team of software developers, supporting, recruiting and mentoring
  • Analysis of requirements, technical design and implementation into usable functionality
  • Documentation of new or updated functionality as released
  • Technical support of existing functionalities once launched into production environment
  • Upholding code standards and best practices through code reviews, refactoring efforts, and peer mentoring
  • Identifying solutions to existing or upcoming issues, presenting realistic solutions and championing priorities

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