We are looking for a Tech Leader!
Sword Services Greece is seeking to recruit a high caliber, energetic individual to join our Software Development team, being based in Athens as a Tech Leader.
The successful candidate will work in a multicultural environment supporting our core business in large Information Systems for the European Commission.
The company is currently expanding its activities in Greece offering optimum career advancement opportunities for the successful candidates who should combine relevant educational and professional background with enthusiasm and eagerness.
What you will do
Lead software development and maintenance teams ensuring that team members are motivated and constantly develop their skills and experience.
Estimate or support with estimation of effort, timescales and resource requirements for the successful completion of ongoing and future assignments in line with the agreed requirements.
Give proposals for project strategies, planning, definition of tasks and deliverables, review of project deliverables, quality control, risk analysis and management, status reports, problem reporting and management systems, follow-up and organisation.
Guide the team in charge of project activities and review their deliverables.
Monitor effort, timescales and resources used and take action where these deviate from agreed tolerances. Ensure that delivered systems are implemented within these criteria.
Manage the change control process gaining agreement for revisions to the project from project sponsors.
Manage capacity, risk and progress. Guide the team in charge of development activities and review their deliverables, follow-up development implementation.
Lead studies on specific technical matters regarding information systems and IT processes.
Carry out audits and quality assessments.
Participate in meetings with stakeholders : users, project board members, project managers, etc.
Produce regular or ad hoc reports on efficiency, SLAs, KPIs and any other aspect of the service provided. Produce regular activity reports and updated planning for future activities.
Travel will be required.
What is your experience
Required Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other relevant field (i.e. Engineering);
Minimum 5 years of overall work experience in developing Java EE or Spring applications;
Minimum of 2 years’ experience of leading teams.
Very high level of English verbal and written (European Framework Level C1 or higher) or equivalent.
Previous and recent proven experience in a similar position (team leader, project manager, project leader, etc.).
Ability to draft technical documentation;
Understanding of modern IT technologies such as cloud-native applications, event-driven microservice architectures deployed through containers (especially in Spring Boot);
Excellent ability in guaranteeing the timely delivery of the services and work results requested from the team(s).
Capable of integrating into an international / multicultural environment, rapid self-starting capability and experience in team work are mandatory.
Very good capacity for monitoring and guaranteeing the quality of the service, as well as adherence to standards, procedures, deadlines and other recommendations of the organisation (ISO standards, client’s guidelines and references, etc.).
Very good ability in ensuring the continuity of the team(s) and organising adequate replacements in the event of absences that might affect the service provided.
Expertise in IT strategy, service level agreements, quality practices and certifications in the area of information system management and project management.
Very good sense of responsibility towards preparing and taking part in periodic status meetings with the client’s representatives and other bodies where required, and proposing corrective actions when necessary.
Very good knowledge of project management methodologies (e.g. PRINCE2) and extensive experience in applying them in medium large projects.
As a person you are
Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
Abstract and analytical thinking
Customer centric mindset
Adaptability to change
What we offer to you
Competitive remuneration package
Benefits like ticket restaurant vouchers, personal insurance package, etc.
Fast paced working environment
Opportunity to grow and develop your skills
Applications must be in the English language