Lead Java Developer

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Job description

The mission: enrich the traveler experience and give them confidence in their travels through Priority Pass, their world-renowned airport experience and lounge program, as well as creating and managing their own airport spaces. Provide protection through insurance and assistance offerings, and provide security and medical assistance services, which are now critical to the recovery of the travel industry.

About the project:

A PCI compliant platform in ValueDynamx built on the premise, that provides brands and retailers the ability to engage, reward and incentivize the consumers directly and across any channel – online, mobile and in-store. It is a sophisticated platform that spans the three major credit card networks and integrates into merchant POS data feeds. The cloud-based platform is built to deal with scale from a number of directions- from high volume real-time user interaction to batch processing of huge data feeds. As this platform continues to roll out to customers, it became broader than they ever realized and they’re working hard to meet the demands of the customers to extend the range of their capabilities.

About the role:

In order to keep growing, we’re seeking a well rounded Lead Java Developer who has demonstrated success at building large scale distributed systems in creative ways. We want an engineer who is excited about the challenge of delivering software on horizontally scaled architectures to processes huge numbers of transactions and user requests a day.
The team consists of a squad of smart, committed and hardworking engineers working across different time zones in agile sprints to deliver product features, maintain and enhance the platform, reduce tech debt, support the clients and their customers-word as appropriate.
The role of the Lead Java Developer is to design and develop pragmatic, complete and maintainable software solutions under the guidance of a Principal Architect to the agreed development plan and to approved specifications.


  • To support the development team on new and existing systems as required.
  • Creation of documentation detailing technical work required for requested development, maintenance and support tasks to company standards.
  • Assist the Product Owner, Principal Architect, Business Analyst with project planning and critical path analysis.
  • To support and coach a small team (~7) of developers as well as work closely with 2 Dev Ops engineers, 2 QAs in different localities.
  • To support and lead the technical direction of a professional and cohesive multi – disciplinary team that are technically astute and experienced.
  • To design and develop pragmatic, complete and maintainable software solutions under the guidance of a Principal Architect to the agreed development plan and to approved specifications.
  • To sustain and improve the quality of the software and the documentation delivered by the team to Quality Assurance.
  • To work closely with QA manager / QAs to ensure right implementation of test automation is shaping up.
  • To provide production support occasionally and to assist the rest of the team in support activities including identifying areas of technical debt in the platform and designing solutions to resolve.
  • To maintain a good technical awareness and familiarity with new and forthcoming relevant technologies and highlight any skills or training requirements within the team.
  • To provide detailed planning input to the Principal Architect on estimated effort to develop certain modules/functions and to identify any specific technical or resource dependencies and/or risks the Software Engineer might be aware of.
  • To contribute to and/or lead software analysis, design and specification tasks for specific modules/functions.
  • To actively engage in and contribute to agile planning and design sessions.
  • To actively participate, lead the sprint delivery with the rest of the team, to coach and mentor the team, conduct stand ups, assist Product Owner with the product backlog, remove roadblocks to the team and educate the team on scrum practices and principles.
  • To support and initiate agile process improvements with the support of the Product Owner, Principal Architect that will improve productivity, effectiveness and professionalism of the team as a whole, without impacting budgets and delivery plans.
  • To actively work with Service Delivery Manager to XXX (site security, support, adoption of central processes etc).
  • To provide competent, proactive and professional Technical Support if and when required to customers and clients.
  • Maintain code documentation to company standards that accurately reflects system functionality and its technical implementations.
  • Work as part of Code Peer Review community to improve the quality of software development.
  • Lead and contribute to regular Project Team meetings to ensure the correct tasks are being worked on and share key decisions required, risks identified and highlight and issues encountered.


  • IT Degree Qualified Desired.
  • 10+ years of experience building high concurrency/high transaction volume applications using Java/J2EE technologies.
  • Deep experience with the following:
    • Experience in leveraging cloud (AWS) services and features (AWS MQ, RDS, API Gateway Lambda, CloudWatch, etc).
    • Using the Spring Framework family of technologies including Spring Integration, Spring Batch, Spring MVC, Web Services.
    • Interacting with RDBMS (MySQL) through use of Hibernate ORM (experience with sharded databases a plus).
    • Queueing systems and Rabbit MQ in particular.
    • Distributed Systems (Processing, Caching, Persistence).
    • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Demonstrable experience using Source Control tools (GIT, SVN).
  • Deep understanding of SOLID Principles, Design Patterns and working experience of putting them to practice.
  • Solid experience of Test Driven Development, unit testing tools such as JUnit, and experience of integration testing and continuous integration / deployment.
  • A history of taking responsibility for design and implementation of systems based on architectural outlines and requirements specified in use cases or stories.
  • Senior testing and debugging skills across development, QA and production environments along with proven ability to handle minor releases and emergency fixes.
  • Experience directing and mentoring junior and senior developers.
  • Experience of working with PCI compliant software products will be an added advantage.
  • Experience of working across multiple delivery organisations practising distributed development in a global environment.
  • The ability to demonstrate through examples, the effective management of stakeholder relationships at all levels internally and externally.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and interpersonal communication.
  • Experience of projects in Loyalty sector highly desirable.
  • Experience working with offshore development partners and directing offshore resources embedded in your development squad(s).
  • Knowledge and experience of agile and scrum.
relocation package
relocation package
competitive compensation packages
competitive compensation packages
flexible working hours
flexible working hours
job rotation
job rotation
performance bonuses
performance bonuses
learning through Arnia Academy
learning through Arnia Academy
attractive projects
attractive projects
medical benefits
medical benefits
international work experience
international work experience
referral program
referral program

Here at Arnia, we are a big family – software development engineers, quality assurance engineers, business analysts, system administrators, managers – we all love to do every day what we do the best – creating high quality software solutions and delivering excellent services to our customers and partners.

We believe in customer satisfaction as being the single most important goal we want to achieve in everything we do. But we also believe that we can reach this goal while having fun at work, making friends, and enjoying working together. We have game evenings, nights out and team building events to help us know each other better and spend quality time together. Also, we have a flat organization, with no unnecessary hierarchies and where you reach the management easily.

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In Arnia you will meet very skilled software engineers with rich academicals background, with passion for innovation and continuous education, self-driven and oriented toward results. At the same time, they are people with high sense of humour, fun and informal, that value friendship, trust and a nice working environment.

Excellence is achieved step by step, it is a journey we always take together as a team and as a modern organization. We recognize the value of each individual, we value diversity and we support your development career – your success is our success! We take pride in helping our people to develop their career, continuously improving their skills and their technical knowledge and to fully reach their own development goals.

People are different, they are coming from various cultures and are motivated by different things:

  • The financial interests
  • The career development plan
  • The technologies and the projects
  • The work-life balance
  • The opportunities to travel abroad

relocation package

competitive compensation packages

flexible working hours

job rotation

performance bonuses

learning through Arnia Academy

attractive projects

medical benefits


international work experience

referral program

We recognize people’s diversity and we try to meet everyone’s goals.

Arnia encourages you to pursuit your own interests, projects and ideas – passion can turn small things into big things – we want to be part of your own individual success. Let us know your ideas and your personal interests and we will find a way to support you.

Not the least, we have class A offices, located in Piata Victoriei – Europa House building, next to the metro stations and to other transportation means. It is very easy to get to work and you will enjoy the quality and the lifestyle of our offices.

And if you like all these, why don’t you join us?


Whatever role you choose to pursue in our organization, as long as it aligns with our company goals and values, we will support you all the way. We provide for each employee:

  • A clear development plan for your career
  • Mentoring support, to help you grow in our organization
  • Customized trainings and courses
  • Periodical 1:1 meeting with your direct manager and upper management
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Constant feedback and career development support

I joined the Arnia team in 2011 on the XpressEngine project (PHP based CMS, most popular in South-East Asia) and now I’m leading the team that develops our own CMS, Karybu. Also, our PHP team is involved in a lot more projects on different technologies ranging from Magento to WordPress and from Zend Framework to Symfony2. Dan D., PHP Tech Lead @ Arnia


Also, you will have the chance to mentor other people, to contribute to their growth and to help them with their career development. As a family, we support each other to achieve our best potential and to contribute better to the organization success.

In Arnia we need more than just excellent software engineers – we need highly skilled technical leaders, business analysts, and managers. And they are usually found within our own organization – they are people who showed great skills as individual contributors and choose to follow a leading role. Growing as a leader requires the development of specific skills, such as: people management, social awareness, self-awareness and leadership vision. If you are up to the challenge, we will support you and we will provide the best opportunities to show your talent and dedication.

And if you choose to be a full-time individual contributor, you will get the chance to develop your engineering skills, enrich your technical knowledge and promote to senior levels – it’s up to you and us to find together the best path for your career.

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