Java Developer | Collins McNicholas

Java Developer

  • Reference: GYGN44402
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Galway City
  • Category: Information Technology

We are seeking an accomplished Java Software Developer to manage, develop and support the firm’s ICT infrastructure, services, software portfolio and lead a team of software developers.

The role is responsible for monitoring, maintaining and enhancing the ICT infrastructure, systems management, service delivery, operations and managing a team of 8 Software Developers.

This is a very hands on coding role.


  • Supervises and maintains the IT infrastructure.

  • Ensures that sufficient cover is provided at all times such that IT service levels meet the requirements of the organization.

  • Recommends, plans, upgrades and implements new technologies in line with the Firm’s needs. Takes a lead role in these projects.

  • Acts as primary systems administrator for IT services and applications. Performs or delegates system management duties to IT and facilities staff.

  • Ensures that ICT security systems are deployed and working. Technologies include content filtering, anti-spam services, virus protection, log and event monitoring, and firewall and intrusion detection.

  • Maintaining and improving disaster recovery and backup procedures.

  • Carries out any other duties commensurate with the purpose of the job

  • Assist with improvement and implementation of the software development process

  • Provide leadership and guidance to coach, motivate and lead team members to their optimum performance levels and career development


This is very much a hands-on role, and recent technical experience managing a broad cross-section of technologies is required.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • IT Degree/Computer Science or Engineering degree

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a senior IT role with software development experience.

  • Hands – on Java / PHP / JavaScript coding experience.

  • Excellent leadership, project management, time management, and problem solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Strong understanding of the software development cycle

  • Ability to assess and prioritise technical issues and effectively communicate these priorities internally and externally

Personal Qualities and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills and a proactive approach to anticipating and managing challenges and risks.

  • Ability to interact professionally with staff at all levels of the organization, both verbally and in writing.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to prepare quality documentation, reports and training materials.

    For a confidential discussion about this position please contact Tanya at or call Tanya at 091706706

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Contact Consultant

  • Tanya Cooke
  • IT Recruitment Consultant
  • 091 706706
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