Java Tech Lead

We’re looking for an experienced Java Technical Lead to join us and help us deliver top quality services. You’ll set the direction and act as the technical expert in one of our Agile development teams, working in our office in Katowice.

Are you an experienced Technical Lead ready for your next challenge? Or perhaps you prefer to think of yourself as an Expert Developer or just a really good engineer who’s great with people? This could be the dream job you’ve been waiting for.

How You’ll Spend Your Time:

  • In this role, you’ll build on your proven experience of Java software development and add in the ability to lead and inspire your team.
  • You’ll be in a hands-on technical role, working day-to-day in a Scrum team, but you’ll also be the one your colleagues look to for support, to set their technical direction, help them out of sticky situations, and advise them on the right approach to a problem.
  • You will be involved in full development lifecycle of the media products (digital TV) server components from architecture and design to deployment and integration with other back-office systems and partner products.
  • Our customers value our expertise and industry experience, so they will look to you for advice, feedback, and solutions to a variety of technical problems.

What You’ll Need To Bring:

  • Really strong, hands-on, Java software engineering experience, ideally in the DTV/STB/media area
  • Understanding of micro-services architectures, RESTful API design and cluster management systems like Kubernetes or Amazon ECS.
  • Deep understanding of relational databases such as PostgreSQL
  • Very good English
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum teams
  • Experience mentoring and supporting other engineers on your team.
  • Outstanding communication skills; you’ll be confident discussing technical matters with both technical and non-technical people
  • You'll be working with: Java 11, Dropwizard, RESTful API, PostreSQL, Kafka

What we'll give you in return:

  • A B2B or an indefinite period employment contract from the start
  • A twice-yearly company bonus scheme
  • Entry into Employee Ownership scheme (yes, you will own a part of Red!)
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow as well as learn from talented colleagues
  • 26 days' holiday as standard, rising an extra day for every calendar year you stay with us (up to a maximum of 31 days)
  • A broad benefits' package including private medical care and a cafeteria of benefits
  • Flexibility in your working hours and home office

About us
Consult Red is an employee-owned company and a trusted partner to some of the world's largest brands. We're an R&D technology partner that develops cutting-edge 'Internet of Things (IoT) smart, connected products, video and broadband end-user equipment, streaming TV devices, networks and platforms. Connected devices and systems developed by Consult Red are currently in more than 30 million homes around the world.

Our story started in 2003 when five friends founded the company in Shipley, West Yorkshire. Since then, we've grown a lot. We work with the world's leading media operators, including Liberty Global (Virgin, UPC), Comcast (Sky) and AT&T (Directv), and in the last 12 months along we’ve grown our team in the UK, Poland and the US by 40%. We're now over 220 people globally, working collaboratively to provide an industry-leading consultancy service across software development, hardware, embedded, and cloud technologies.

We're proud to be an employee-owned business.  At Consult Red, everyone has a stake, and everyone has a say. The employees are the business owners, and we work together with shared values and purpose towards our common goals. We want every team member to feel empowered, have a say in our future, and share in our success. 

Our Recruitment Process

Once you submit your CV, we'll send you a short online form asking you to confirm a couple of things. This will then go directly to the Hiring Manager review. We'll often do a short first stage telephone interview to find out more about you and to check that the role would be a good fit for your requirements.

Then, if you progress to interview stage, we'll try to cover off everything we can in one Teams sitting, to make the process quicker for you - which means our interviews can be slightly longer than average. We hope you'll leave the meeting with a real feel for the job and what it's like to work with us.