Lead Java Developer

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Remote/Hybrid (Edinburgh) - Full Time

Company overview

BR-DGE is an award winning FinTech scale-up that enables e-commerce and technology businesses the freedom and flexibility to redefine the way their customers pay.

We’re a pioneer in Payment Orchestration and support enterprise businesses in optimising their payment infrastructure to create market leading and frictionless digital payment experiences.

We’re an extremely ambitious group, with strong financial backing, who have created an amazing platform, which is pushing the boundaries of payment technology. We’re working with some incredible brands and household names across the travel, retail, and gambling sectors, and together with our strengthened management team, we are poised for exponential growth.

Now, we’re looking for exceptional talent that is eager to do the best work of their life while supporting others in doing the same, to be a critical part of, and fuel this growth phase. If you’re motivated by an environment that encourages professional progression and personal development, then we would love to hear from you!

Our product is only as good as the people behind it and we are going through an exciting period of growth and are looking for an experienced Lead Java Developer to fuel this and to assist in the development and delivery of new products and features.

Role: Lead Java Developer

Our product is only as good as the people behind it, and we are going through an exciting period of growth. As one of our Lead Java Developers, you will play a key role in the delivery of our company’s ambitious plans and to develop our innovative product offering. You’ll also take an active lead in helping our teams continue to iteratively improve, while ensuring our development processes stay lean and efficient.


Remote or Hybrid; our office is based in central Edinburgh, just a 5-minute walk from Haymarket station, and whilst being local is an advantage it is not essential.

Experience and Skills:

  • You have an excellent knowledge of Java, Spring Boot and the key Spring frameworks.
  • You have a good understanding of message-driven microservice architecture and have contributed to and led the design of microservice solutions.
  • You have a track record in mentoring developers.
  • You have a good knowledge and experience in Kafka and/or RabbitMQ.
  • You have led successful REST API implementation.
  • You have good experience with databases (e.g., SQL Server, Oracle, Couchbase, Mongo DB, etc.) and data model designs.
  • You have experience building and deploying fault-tolerant distributed systems on Linux, possibly in a cloud environment.
  • You are familiar with cloud computing concepts and DevOps tools (Docker, Kubernetes, Gradle, Jenkins, etc.)
  • You ensure your team maintains very high development standards in terms of code quality, code reviews, unit testing, continuous integration, and deployment.
  • You have proven capability to interact with stakeholders and deliver results according to their requirements.
  • You have an appetite for taking on challenges and leveraging new technologies.
  • You have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have experience in improving performance of a microservice platform.
  • Ideally, you have some experience in payment processing and knowledge in industry standards (PCI, 3-DS, etc…)
  • You have experience working with Agile.

The type of person we’d love to meet:

  • An experienced Lead Java developer with a proven track record of success within a similar, challenging environment
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills with an ability to influence key members of the team from graduate developer to senior engineer and those within senior management.
  • A strong relationship builder who will challenge and collaborate internally and externally.
  • Experience of working with a high growth or scaling technology business
  • Well organised and able to track multiple workflows.
  • A great team player and all-round good human being!
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