Technical Lead- Software/Information Technology


Informa Group Plc.

Bengaluru, India
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realise their individual potential.

Job Description

We at Taylor & Francis believe in the possibility of a better future and are investing significantly in our digital infrastructure to enable us to play a critical part in bringing it about. We have embarked on a results-oriented programme to improve our capabilities as a digital knowledge business and are now looking to add a Technical Lead-Software/Information Technology to contribute to our Next Generation Digital Production workstream and help bring about transformation towards end-to-end digital processes across T&F’s Researcher Services business.

You will be a hardworking and driven member of our Content and Data Domain team working with colleagues from across Researcher Services, Product, Architecture, Business Analysis and Engineering to propose solutions that not only meet business needs but align with our longer-term technology roadmap.

As a Technical Lead, you’ll play a key role in providing a robust solution to support our services and customers. You’ll lead a hardworking team of like-minded, driven Engineers working on some highly visible, large-scale projects with influence over a wide range of business and technology partners.

Closing date: July 10, 2021

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead and mentor a team of developers through the entire development lifecycle
  • Contribute to and influence the architecture of applications for internal teams and customer
  • Working with product owners to understand desired application capabilities
  • Working with Architect’s to understand the organizational architectural guidelines and principles
  • Continuously improving software engineering practices within and across
  • Assist in team performance reporting mechanisms & related processes to ensure team working under you are continuously productive
  • Interacting with on-site and offshore teams to get real-time updates
  • Bringing a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participating in internal and external technology communities, and mentoring other members of the engineering community
  • Providing senior-level support within our core technologies which include: Java, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and microservices
  • Encouraging innovation, implementation of ground breaking technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity
  • Contribute to all aspects of the services under the team’s ownership, which includes design, implementation, refactoring, automated testing, deployment, upkeep and improvement over multiple sprints.
  • Maintain a hands-on approach to coding and alignment with the team to ensure the quality and the output meets the desired objective..
  • Build technology the right way: for us, this means simple, well-tested services that gradually grow over time, and that provides plenty of insight into production performance.
  • Align & work with other tech leads within the organization as well as with partners for common outcomes
  • Building Effective Relationships: Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.


  • Experience leading the technical strategy and working closely with architecture
  • Tried track-record of owning end-to-end delivery of large-scale projects driving design, build and implementation of secure, resilient and scalable cloud-based infrastructure solutions
  • Experience in leading an agile software development team using Scrum and/or Kanban
  • Experience with data structures and modelling to build solutions to get the best of time-complexity and space complexity.
  • Experience with the microservices Event-Driven Architecture and Solutions Design.
  • Strong expertise in architecting, implementing and managing high performance scalable J2EE applications on Linux/Unix platforms
  • Strong expertise in designing/developing with n-tier architectures (UI, Business Logic Layer, Data Access Layer).
  • Strong expertise in design and development of Amazon Web Services - AWS EB Stack, EC2, SQS, SNS, S3 SDKs
  • Strong expertise in Cloud Infrastrutuce & deployment (eg. Teraform, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Strong expertise in building REST API’s – Patterns, Versioning, Resources, Security, etc.
  • Knowledge with JavaScript Object-based model and programming like TypeScript 4 & NPM @Types.
  • Hands-on with Build and Release tools like Github, Junit, Mockito, NPM, Python, Shell Script etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of JavaScript Design Patterns and apply them in designing the solution.
  • Solid experience in No-SQL(MongoDB) and RDBMS databases.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, independent, detailed, and a responsible team-player
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to multitask in a dynamic environment

Additional Information

  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • 24 days annual leave
  • Volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Medical insurance for self and dependents; life cover and personal accident cover for self
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development
  • Blended style and flexi working time
  • Right tools for remote working

You must have the right to work and live in India
This role may be  based at our Bangalore office or  remote

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

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