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Lead Java Developer


Location: Hook

Technology & Innovation

Job Title: Lead Java Developer

Salary: £58,000 - £63,000

Location: Hook, Hampshire

The Technology and Innovation unit operates across both Virgin Media and our parent company Liberty Global across Europe and we are seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join our team based in Hampshire as we continue to grow our product offering and customer base.

So why Virgin Media?
After becoming the UK’s first "quad-play" media company we are now in the process of delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a £3billion programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to millions homes and businesses.

Working in our Technology and Innovation function is very unique. We work collaboratively with Liberty Global in a PAN European Delivery Function, meaning our opportunities are now more exciting than ever! We are now proud to be part of the world’s largest broadband communications company and continue to delight our customers in true Virgin style!

What is the job?
As a Lead Java Developer you will play a pivotal role as we continue to create cutting edge products for our customers while at the same time developing great internal applications and services across the Virgin Media and Liberty Global group across Europe. You will be a lead within the team and enjoy taking on the responsibility or leading a team of developers providing guidance and managing an array of stakeholders.

The work will be a mixture of Greenfield Development using some of the latest Microsoft Technologies (Docker, Kubernets etc.) and supporting Legacy systems, which means you will need to have a strong base knowledge of Java / J2EE as well as the ambition to learn and develop with us.

Are you right for the role?
- You will have a strong development background and at least some experience of being the lead within a team.

- Strong technical skills in the following areas:
- Docker

- Kubernets

- Kafka or RabbitMq

- NoSQL experience -MongoDb

- Swagger

- Ansible

- Hystrix

- Hazelcast

It would also be beneficial if you have experience in any of the following:

- GitHub, Jenkins, Mavern

- Grafana / Prometheus

- ELK / Elastic Stack: Elastic Search, Logstash, Kibana

- Dynatrace

What we’ll provide for you:

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in to the latest technologies and create leading products, services and support systems to us integrate with Liberty Global and continue both companies success.

A Salary up to £63,000

Pension: Matched up to 20% (10% Employee / 10% Employer contributions)

Holiday: 25 days, plus your birthday (and bank holidays on top!)
Other: Private Medical, Life Assurance, Dental, ability to buy/sell holiday and many more discounts across the Virgin Group.

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a family friendly& flexible working environment where you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension and, of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable.