July 23, 2019 London (Strand), United Kingdom

Lead Application Engineer

Directly reports to: Engineering Manager

Based: London, UK

Travel required: Limited – Although flexibility is required

Background:

Aimia and the ISS division has gone through a period of significant change and restructuring over the last 2 years.  Given the ISS business’ strategic importance to Aimia it has enjoyed multi £m investment in its technology platforms and is now poised for resurgence and growth.

ISS is a nimble, innovative, technology and people business, with a team that is passionate and proud about what it does. It benefits from the systems, processes, brand and financial disciplines of its Aimia parent; but is run as a standalone operating business, with the empowerment, dynamism and accountability that would perhaps be more indicative of a start-up.  It already has an enviable client list, well invested capabilities and a reputation for delivering on its promises. The business is now focused on marketing and rapidly scaling the business without damaging service delivery and on delivering further innovation. Technology is pivotal to its current and future success.

In recent times our technology development has relied heavily on external partners and contract resources, for the next phase of growth we are bringing a number of key roles including this one, inhouse. The intention is to create a high calibre, innovate, agile team across product engineering, data management, data science and product management that are closely aligned to our client and business needs that secures our intellectual property, and empowers our future development roadmap. We are also moving to new premises by the end of the year, so now is the perfect opportunity to join us and help shape the future!

What’s it about:

You will be responsible for leading our existing Application development function, including processes for new and existing software with a commitment to the highest standards of quality.

As part of our development team, you will design patterns for new functionality and work closely with senior / junior developers and make sure the patterns are implemented in the right way

Key Skills / Competencies:

  • 6-8 years of Java/J2EE application development experience
  • Extensive development experience in n-tier enterprise application development using multiple technologies, including Angular, Spring, Java
  • Hands-on experience with Core Java Technologies with attention on micro-services based solutions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OOP and SOA principles, and design patterns
  • Understanding and experience using continuous build tools like Maven / Jenkins / Git
  • Ability to interrogate databases using SQL
  • Experience of high volume, highly transactional systems
  • Experience building automated CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins or related tools
  • Experience working with ORM tools such as iBatis or Hibernate
  • Experienced in team management, ideally onshore / offshore model
  • Hands on knowledge JMS/ AMQP, Mysql DB, JUnit

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge with Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies such as EC2, RDS, S3, ELB, Autoscale, Cloudwatch, Lambda etc. or similar technologies in Microsoft Azure
  • Working understanding of the Sonar
  • Knowledge of any MPP database technology

What you’ll be doing:

  • Participate in and drive end-to-end development lifecycle activities of the application, including design, coding, testing and deployment activities
  • Interpret written functional requirements and create technical design documents
  • Perform analysis, write program specifications and develop designs.
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure that all solutions are aligned to pre-defined architectural specifications, identify/troubleshoot application code-related issues, and review and provide feedback to any required final user documentation
  • Utilize emerging technologies to deliver solutions
  • Evaluate technology/architecture options for meeting user needs and ensure that system requirements are identified, prioritized and incorporated into effective efficient solutions
  • Troubleshoot complex development and production problems and provide technical solutions with short turnarounds
  • Perform proof-of-concepts for validating new technology or approach.
  • Manage onshore and offshore resources and ensure delivery is expedited with quality
  • Adhere to security by design principle
  • You will own and maintain the technical debts backlog. You will be working with Product Owners / Managers to prioritize and fix these technical debts
  • Research and evaluate alternate solutions and provide recommendations for enhancing the application. Provide technical support for the application, including meeting service level and performance requirements; and diagnosing and evaluating inefficient processes/code.
  • As part of the development effort, work with other development teams, testing, operations and architecture groups when changes in technology have cross-impacts across applications; work in concert with the other groups to discuss and address any cross-impacts to the applications.
  • Work closely with other product and innovation teams and provide guidance to maintain high engineering standards

What we would like you to have:

  • Can Do attitude
  • Flexible and able to perform under pressure
  • Active interest in software design pattern, practices and technologies
  • Extremely quality focused
  • Challenge ideas and arguments
  • Produces software that is “On Time, Right First Time“
  • Takes pride in own work
  • Organised and able to work independently as well as a member of team
  • Great communicator

Who are we?

At Aimia, we believe in making business personal. We do this by helping companies create better relationships with their best customers. Aimia is a data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics company. We provide our clients with the solutions and customer insights they need to make smarter business decisions and build relevant, rewarding and long-term one-to-one relationships with consumers. Intelligent Shopper Solutions play a key role in providing client solutions today and we are continually evolving these products to help grow all parts of the Aimia business.

We’re incredibly proud of our culture at Aimia. We work in what we call a Nimble way. This doesn’t only apply to our office environment but is also reflected in our approach to the way we work. We’re always on hand to help you perform at your best and have regular performance conversations to make sure we’re on track to achieve our goals. We’ve created an inclusive culture that welcomes and supports everyone at Aimia, and we regularly host events throughout the year to celebrate events from different cultures. While working with us, you’ll have the chance to contribute to our social purpose journey by using one paid working day per year to give back to your local community. We’ve done everything from helping out at charity fashion shows to helping cook breakfast for London’s homeless.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch to start your journey at Aimia!

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