Lead Developer (Angular)

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Company Description

Open GI is a leading software development company and a trusted partner to the general insurance industry. Based across the UK and Europe, our support and development services make us a truly diverse organisation that offers a range of IT solutions to insurance brokers, insurers and managing general agents.


Lead developments within Scrum teams to deliver new products, customer developments and support OGI’s current technical estate.


Your key responsibilities

  • Leading cross-functional scrum teams responsible for hands-on delivery of software.
  • Providing technical leadership and advocating & implementing improvements in working practices.
  • Being continually aware of emerging technological trends and proposing and implementing new solutions and industry standard techniques.
  • Acting in the role of coach and mentor providing support and advice to other members of the Software Development department.
  • Enhancing the scalability and performance of Open GI systems.
  • Delivering new customer requirements as quickly, reliably, and efficiently as possible.
  • Liaising with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Architects, Developers, and QA’s to establish and implement requirements and/or resolve live operational issues.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent industry experience).
  • A degree in a computer related subject (advantageous).
  • Oracle Java Professional Certification (advantageous).
  • Oracle MySQL Developer Certification (advantageous).


  • Extensive experience of working on large complex software applications and databases with high volumes of data and large numbers of concurrent users.
  • Experience of major redesign and refactoring of complex enterprise solutions.
  • Experience of leading software development projects in Java.
  • Use and implementation of Design Patterns.
  • Demonstrable technical leadership experience.
  • Experience of tackling performance and scalability issues on a large, high-throughput system, using industry-standard techniques and tools.
  • Experience of working in an agile environment.
  • General insurance / financial services industry knowledge.


  • Extensive knowledge of Angular and web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).
  • Experience and knowledge of using Formally and Bootstrap.
  • Working experience in Java will be taken as advantage
  • Knowledge of REST, SOAP, and SOA
  • Knowledge of MySQL is a plus
  • Problem solving and deep analysis skills including ability to diagnose performance issues.
  • The ability to convert business and/or technical level requirements into successful implementation.
  • TDD, XP, Continuous Integration.
  • Gradle and Groovy.
  • Agile delivery skills – for example Scrum / Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework, TDD and Pair Programming.
  • Atlassian software such as Bamboo and JIRA.
  • Proficiency in Open GI proprietary technologies.


  • Drives to outcomes: focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Able to execute plans through to action. Persistent to complete tasks and a strong commitment to take action that moves things along to ensure delivery of objectives.
  • Ownership and accountability: takes personal accountability and ownership for their work. This includes personal follow through, making and defending difficult decisions and trade-offs, removing blockers, driving collective progress.
  • Continuous improvement: advances by ongoing, incremental improvement through continuous learning, questioning the status quo and trying out creative and novel ideas. Shows curiosity and has a keen interest to drive learning for themselves and others.
  • Improving CI/CD practices: suggests improvements to existing practices in the team so that there is an uplift in the quality of the product. Able to research new tools to enhance, measure and visualise quality, and implement them with the team’s support. Recognise the cause for falls in quality and takes actions to rectify them.

Other information

Mission and Values

Our mission is to be both the Technology Partner and Employer of choice for the UK General Insurance Market. Our values are central to this vision, as they represent how we collaborate how we work together in synergy and continually deliver for our customers:

  • Accountability: We take personal pride in finding solutions and achieving results
  • Innovation: We lead the market by being proactive, product-led and forward thinking
  • Teamwork: We work collaboratively, recognising and celebrating success
  • Trust: We build trust on integrity, transparency and respect

We are looking for an individual who embraces our values in their actions, decisions, communications and processes to inspire positivity and, ultimately, exceptional performance.

Benefits package

  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • Positive, friendly and fun working environment
  • Support for personal and professional development
  • Private health insurance package
  • Referral bonuses
  • Social events
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote work

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