Back End Technical Lead

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Job Description

Position: Back End Technical Lead

Company: Hargreaves Lansdown

Salary: Up to £70k + attractive bonus

Location: Hybrid/Bristol (attendance flexible on location)

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Excited to develop your career with a market leader?

Our mission is to 'help people save and invest with confidence'. We are looking for great people to join us, so please come and invest in YOUR future at Hargreaves Lansdown (HL).

About the role

As an Engineering Squad Lead at HL, you'll be responsible for leading a software engineering squad within Pensions Platform Team. You will be working on technology initiatives that require delivery of high quality, secure and resilient software, in a sustainable and predictable way. We are always looking forward and constantly striving to use the best and most innovative solutions available.


Responsible for writing high quality code adhering to agreed team and regulatory standards, and the review of others code
Working collaboratively with the team to help deliver significant new features for the business
Providing engineering support for existing applications when necessary
To ensure existing and newly developed solutions are reliable, secure, performant and maintainable
Maintaining awareness of current secure coding practices and ensuring code produced is in line with these
Responsible for developing and evidencing automated tests alongside code produced
Responsible for documenting all solutions, produced to agreed team standards
Demonstrate a willingness to learn and further technologies & techniques embraced by the development team
Cultivate strong working relationships both within working squad and in HL as a whole
Actively participating in working groups and communities of practice designed to support the development team
Continually developing both technical and interpersonal skills (weighted towards technical)
Providing coaching & mentoring to peers

Skills and experience


Strong knowledge and understanding of Java, particularly the Spring framework
Backend service development
A practical appreciation of database design
Working with automated build pipelines / continuous integration
Object-orientated programming (OOP) model principles
At least 2 years of Java development, including Java 8 and at least 4 years development experience overall
Working in an Agile environment
Spring and Spring Boot
A practical appreciation of database design and working practices
A mind-set of continuous improvement


Experience in working with automation
Continuous Integration and Delivery pipelines
Experience developing scalable, secure and high-performance applications
Experience coaching and mentoring other developers

Working schedule

9am to 5:30pm with one hour for lunch

Why HL?

Here at Hargreaves Lansdown, we're the UK's number 1 investment platform for private investors, based in Bristol. For more than 40 years we've helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments.

To achieve our mission, we believe we have a workplace like no other, with constant learning, dynamic teams and a great ethos. We're steered by core values that promote service, quality, innovation, and opportunity in everything we do.

What's on offer?

Discretionary annual bonus & annual pay review
25* days holiday plus bank holidays and 1-day additional Christmas closure time
Option to purchase an additional 5 days holiday per year
Flexible working options available, including hybrid working
Pension scheme up to 11% employer contribution
Sharesave scheme – have a real stake in HL's future
Income Protection & Life insurance (4 x salary core level of cover)
Health care cash plans – including optical, dental, and out patientcare
Help@hand and an Employee Assistance Programme
Gympass – gym memberships and wellbeing apps available
Variety of travel to work schemes with free bike storage and shower facilities
An inhouse barista serving subsidised coffee and snacks
Join HL's sports, I&D networks and volunteering groups (two paid volunteering days per year)
LifeWorks Discounts on services, restaurants and retailers

* up to 30 days depending on role level & increasing with length of service

Hargreaves Lansdown is an inclusive employer that values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Please note, we are unable to provide employment sponsorship to candidates