Java Technical Lead

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Digital Development & Architecture

Company Description

We pledge "to prove IT can make a real difference to our customer's businesses". We work hard to ensure we understand what our customers need from their technology solutions and then we deliver.

We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big and we hire great people. Version 1 are more than just another IT services company - we are leaders in implementing and supporting Oracle, Microsoft and AWS technologies.

Invest in us and we’ll invest in you; if you are driven, committed and up for a challenge, we want to meet you.

Job Description

In this brand-new role, you will have the opportunity to be part of a newly formed Cloud and Digital Centre of Excellence focused on designing and implementing solutions which incorporate best of breed technologies, frameworks, and best practices. This provides a unique opportunity for people who are passionate about technology and have a deep commitment to code quality and best practices to build something special and make a real difference to our business and to our customer’s business. You will get to work with some of the brightest people in our organisation who are industry thought leaders and build cutting-edge solutions. It is a position with excellent career prospects, suitable to someone looking to make the next step up in their career and that is seeking to work with new technologies and drive our ambitious development team members to new heights. This is a techie’s dream role!

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Architecting software solutions using the Microsoft Azure stack primarily, with scope to also work with open-source technologies and AWS / Oracle cloud
  • Helping to build and lead an effective, cross-functional squad practising agile ways of working (Scrum, DevSecOps, Design Sprints) in tight collaboration with local and remote teams.
  • Making decisions about the appropriate use of the stack (including Java, Logic Apps, Service Fabric, Data Factory, Data Flow, etc.) to deliver maintainable, extensible outcomes for our customers while avoiding technology proliferation.
  • Active participation within a highly collaborative tribe of software engineering professionals, ensuring alignment on standards and ways of working.
  • Support and advocate Centre of Excellence to wider org
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to Excellence


  • Mentoring other team members in clean code/TDD
  • Setting the standard for excellence in code quality
  • Developing effective logical, conceptual and physical designs in conjunction with the wider IT development and support team
  • Working with business analysts and customer to elicit requirements & assist in developing design specifications
  • Presenting designs to relevant stakeholders including customer
  • Ensuring design solutions meet service and operational requirements
  • Engaging with the software development lifecycle, providing design and technical coaching to project business analysts, solutions architects, development teams, test management and project managers

Key Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or similar
  • Core Java with recent experience on Java 8/11
  • Spring Boot
  • Core Spring
  • Spring Security
  • JUnit/Mockito
  • 4 years’ experience writing RESTful Webservices
  • Experience working with Microservice Architectures


  • AWS or Azure
  • OpenShift
  • Kubernetes 

Additional Information

Leon Cunningham
Version 1 Talent Acquisition Team

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