JAVA J2EE LEAD WEB DEVELOPER / JAVA J2EE DEVELOPMENT LEAD FOR BANKERSACCUITY – PART OF RBI ($1BN GLOBAL MEDIA) – DOWNTOWN CHICAGO
•Lead Web Developer / Development Lead - Online Product Development
•Competitive salary comprehensive benefits / based in the technology hub of downtown Chicago
•BankersAccuity are part of Reed Business Information within the $10Bn Reed Elsevier Group
Context & background
Owned by one of the world's leading business to business publishers, Reed Business Information, and part of the $10bn FTSE100 Reed Elsevier Group, BankersAccuity sets the global standard for payment efficiency and compliance solutions. It includes BankersAlmanac and Accuity, premier data services that have been providing solutions to banks and businesses worldwide for over 140 years. We work with over 23,000 customers globally who rely on our data, software and consulting solutions. Our primary locations are UK- and US-based.
By bringing together complementary content, customers, technology and products, BankersAccuity aims to deliver unmatched data services to optimise payment efficiency, facilitate compliance of transactions, deliver AML (anti-money laundering) screening data and bank counterparty assessment.
Integrating the Accuity and BankersAlmanac businesses has implications far beyond combining and consolidating infrastructure and corporate systems – we are taking advantage of the unique opportunity to re-engineer nearly all aspects of our systems and processes to deliver a platform capable of supporting an exciting new set of products for our clients. This is a complex programme with a high number of moving parts, challenging deadlines and multiple market-leading external partners.
Responsibilities & deliverables
•Working with internal teams and external partners to deliver software using cutting-edge technology – noSQL platforms, semantic data stores and client MVC frameworks – this role will play a central role in the on-going development of a brand new online data product portfolio.
•Development is currently split between the existing development centres (Skokie, IL; East Grinstead, UK; Sutton, UK) – a key part of this role will be liaising with the existing delivery teams as we modernise the development processes and delivery methodology, focusing the development of the next-generation product portfolio (both back-office and front-office) in a new facility in the US. Development technologies for future systems will be both Java and .net with MarkLogic datastore and will be primarily web-based (i.e. very minimal - if any - thick client application development).
•This role will central to one product delivery stream, leading a development team of c. 10 staff. In addition to ensuring the development team effectively deliver software to support the business strategy, this senior role will also be responsible for promoting development best practices (e.g. continuous integration and continuous deployment), working with external development partners and suppliers and liaising with other development teams and development managers across RBI.
•Experience working at ‘lead’ level within an experienced and established development team.
•Experience of successfully promoting development methodologies, tools and processes.
•Proven track record of developing highly performing, n-tier, multi-client, multi-platform software applications.
•Strong software analysis and design skills with truly outstanding knowledge of OOAD, CBD and an understanding of service orientated software design.
•Previous experience with iterative/agile development methodologies.
•Experience of large scale online product development with Java J2EE and related technologies.
•Experience developing externally facing web based applications, with an emphasis on security, processing financial transactions and usability.
Part of the $10bn FTSE100 Reed Elsevier Group, Reed Business Information (www.reedbusiness.com/uk) is a globally renowned media and information business. We’re a technology driven organisation and with an international portfolio of leading online brands and offices from California to Singapore we are listed amongst the world’s top-100 ‘online superpowers’. Reed Business Information brings market leading brands to an audience of millions of decision makers worldwide through its multi-platform media of data services, online lead generation services, community websites, magazines and events. Reed Business Information, as a division of Reed Elsevier, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.