Senior Java/Team Lead

HL Tech is a modern technology centre supporting software development and strategic digital transformation of the British financial market giant, Hargreaves Lansdown. Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK’s number one platform for private investors, looking after £132.3 billion of savings and investments on behalf of over 1.7 million clients.

HL Tech was founded in July 2017 in Warsaw and currently employs 80 of the best IT experts in their field, who focus on clean code, autonomy in projects, customer needs, best practices and good design. At HL Tech, we create a space for innovation and development based on the culture of knowledge sharing, constant learning, feedback and friendly atmosphere.

As a Senior Java/Team Lead at HL, you’ll be responsible for coding (60-70%) and leading(30%) a development squad within Payments 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.

Within this role, you’ll be working closely with a skilled and passionate cross-functional team to deliver improvements and crucial changes to our services in an agile way. You will have the opportunity to be instrumental in shaping and delivering large scale systems projects. Being able to develop modern, scalable, secure and high performant applications is imperative. We are a big believer in CI/CD and the fail fast philosophy, looking to automate wherever possible. You should embrace a culture that focuses on teamwork, rapid learning, and the continuous delivery of valuable software. The ability to collaborate, prioritise team goals over individual goals, maintain a focus on priority tasks and deliver on commitments is essential.

This role will also involve line management duty, coaching and support of other developers. Therefore, being approachable, enthusiastic, patient and being a clear communicator are all key attributes.

General information

  • Possible work locations:
    remote/hybrid/office (Warsaw Spire)
  • Salary gross (CoE):
    24 000 - 29 000 PLN
  • Salary net (B2B):
    27 000 - 33 000 PLN
  • Employment type:
    contract of employment/B2B
  • Company size:
    80 people
  • Operating system:
  • Computer:
  • Monitors:
    24" x 2
  • Mobile phone:

Key Responsibilities

  • 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

Recruitment process steps

1. Contact by telephone

2. Technical interview and meeting the HR team (online)

Any questions? Feel free to contact me!

Alina Yanchenko

IT Recruiter


Must have:
Java 8+ advanced
Spring advanced
Spring Boot advanced
Microservices advanced
Object-orientated programming (OOP) advanced
Rest advanced
RDBMS advanced
DDD advanced
Integration patterns advanced
Security standards advanced
Lead by example advanced
English advanced
Nice to have:
Kubernetes/Docker junior
AWS junior
Line Management duty junior
Continuous Integration and Delivery pipelines junior
Experience coaching and mentoring other developers junior


  • Author’s rights (tax reliefs due to creative type of work)
  • PPE (4% employer contribution without any additional cost nor employee contributions required)
  • Annual bonus depending on performance
  • Conference & Training budget
  • English lessons with native speakers
  • Private health care & Life insurance
  • MyBenefit Cafeteria (benefits platform)
  • 2 additional days for volunteering events
  • Team events
  • Buddy programme
  • Opportunity to grow according to your level of expertise
  • Working with new technologies and a multi-diverse team
  • Many opportunities to share knowledge and ideas
  • In-house Trainings

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