JAVA API Developer Lead

Job Req ID:  334
Posting Date:  10-Jan-2023
Function:  Engineering

Snowhill, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with great benefits

About BT


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So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT.


About this role


This is a hybrid role in Birmingham, Manchester, London, Leeds or Bristol.


As a Java Lead with strong Java experience, you will be responsible for building, deploying, and maintaining Restful APIs to support our digital experiences. You will help drive our Group wide and cross brand architecture and enable our Consumer delivery squads by producing the required components.
You will support and contribute to transforming our working culture and digital presence using agile ways of working. You will mentor developers, support the achievement of team service level targets by owning the completion of all assigned work requests, including testing, quality checking and delivering all assigned tasks within the agreed timescales.

You will have the following responsibilities


  • Design and develop APIs to support digital experiences using open source and cloud technology
  • Work as part of an agile team to turn complex business needs into elegant solutions
  • Collaborate with architects, designers, analysts, product specialists, and other software engineers
  • Conduct design reviews to ensure solutions fit our architecture, security, scalability and maintainability guidelines.
  • Review code and provide feedback relative to best practices and improving performance.
  • Provide engineering leadership and contribute to our engineering community and standards
  • Aid QA and support colleagues as needed to resolve problems


You will have the following skills & experience


  • 5+ years development experience using TDD in Java8+, including Lambda and Stream API
  • Experience developing with Spring and Springboot
  • Experience developing RESTful web services on a Microservices architecture
  • Experience in leading technical development teams and driving software delivery improvements, with strong technical and behavioural leadership experience
  • Experience in Agile methodologies and Scrum framework.
  • Hands-on experience with Continuous Integration and Deployment Strategies.
  • Knowledge of web security, application security, web services security, common vulnerability remediation, certificate management
  • DevOps experience
  • Strong background with automated testing

    Nice to have
  • TMF Framework knowledge or experience
  • APIGEE API knowledge or experience



  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 10% on target bonus
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme 
  • Option to join the Healthcare Cash Plan or other benefits such as dental insurance, gym memberships etc.
  • 50% off BT and EE mobile pay monthly or SIM only plans
  • Exclusive colleague discounts on our latest and greatest BT broadband packages
  • BT TV, including BT Sport and the NOW Entertainment membership, and 25% off NOW Sport, Cinema and Kids 
  • 30% discount for friends and family on EE mobile pay monthly and SIM only plans