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Software Development Team Lead

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Package Description

What we Offer 

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Corporate Benefits Package 
  • Hybrid & Remote Working 
  • And the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.

Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

Job Introduction

Software development team is part of the ECLIPSE Product Development team and is involved in all phases of the Development Process. Overall, as a Software Development Team Lead, you play a crucial role in overseeing the development of software projects, leading a team to success, and contributing to the overall growth and success of the organization. The responsibilities also extend to analysis/assessments of operational problems, investigation of new technology and tools, supporting other developers, and contributing to the overall direction of the ECLIPSE suite of products - the essential software to work effectively in the space sector.

We’re looking for a Software Development Team Lead, to reinforce the team in our office!

We look forward to meeting you! 

Main Responsibilities


  • Leading a team of software developers by providing guidance, mentorship, and support.
  • Managing the software development process, including setting goals, creating timelines, and monitoring progress.
  • Collaborating with other team leads, product owners/stakeholders, and project managers to ensure effective communication and coordination.
  • Assisting in the recruitment, onboarding, and training of new team members.
  • Troubleshooting technical issues, reviewing code, and ensuring high-quality standards are met.
  • Providing technical expertise and helping to drive innovation within the team.
  • Ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Keeping up-to-date with industry trends and best practices to continually improve the team's processes and performance.
  • Design, development, and testing of ECLIPSE web-based application
  • Full stack: involvement in all architecture layers (Web development, Java programming, Databases)
  • Participate in the ECLIPSE Sprint Demo, planning and stand-ups meetings
  • Perform peer code and design reviews
  • Produce technical documentation
  • Proactively striving to extend his/her own skills and capabilities in line with the agreed career goals

Successful Candidate


  • Several years of experience in software development, with a focus on leading teams and projects.
  • Experience in Web Application Development with JEE and Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON,  JSP,  Servlet
  • Experience with web development Framework such as Spring, Hibernate, Struts and Lucene 
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as JQuery and Angular
  • Experience with Relational databases (Oracle, PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with Git, SVN or other version control system
  • Strong analytical and object-orientated design capabilities
  • Effective English written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and support team members.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering software projects on time and within budget.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of best practices in software development, including code reviews, testing, and quality assurance processes.
  • Continuous learning mindset to stay updated with the latest technologies and industry trends.

Nice to Have

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Java (or others) certifications are an advantage
  • Experience with Document-Orientated databases (MongoDB) is an advantage


About the Company

Serco is a global team of 60,000 professionals dedicated to delivering essential public services worldwide. As innovators, we strive to redesign and enhance public services for the betterment of all. Our offerings include a chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector, a company deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion, and a friendly, supportive, and professional environment that respects your work-life balance.

Why Should You Join Serco ?

  • Contribute to innovative projects in the public services sector, and making a difference.
  • Your contributions are valued and recognized, with opportunities for professional/personal growth.
  • Be part of a company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Enjoy a friendly and professional environment that respects your work-life balance.

We are diverse and inclusive organisation

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential and we are committed to supporting the needs of all our colleagues. It’s a mix of people from different backgrounds, experiences and opinion that keeps our culture strong and vibrant.

We believe in equity so we strongly encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job are encouraged to apply and demonstrate their abilities in an interview. We also welcome a conversation about any adjustments that would make the interview process more accessible for you. Wherever possible we are open to discussions around flexible working and we operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas.

In the UK we are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader in the government’s scheme and hold the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard; in Belgium we are partner of Diversicom and member of Charter der Vielfalt in Germany.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to The Serco Europe Recruitment Team


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