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Artis Recruitment Ltd

Queen Charlotte House

53 Queen Charlotte St

Bristol, BS1 4HQ

API Tech Lead

API Tech Lead required by our market leading, award winning, professional services client based in Central Bristol. This will be a hybrid role with 2-3 days a week onsite with flexibility. Our client is based a short 7-8 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.

The API Tech Lead will join and head up our clients experienced, dynamic and innovative team. As the API Tech Lead, you will be responsible for leading a team of API engineers in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of robust and scalable APIs. You will play a crucial role in shaping the API architecture, ensuring adherence to best practices, and driving the technical direction of API development within the organisation.

Main Duties of the API Tech Lead:

  • Lead and mentor a team of API engineers, providing technical guidance and fostering a collaborative and high-performance team environment.
  • Define and enforce coding standards, best practices, and development processes for API development.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, product owners, and architects to define API requirements and specifications.
  • Design scalable and efficient API architectures that align with business objectives and support future scalability.
  • Take a hands-on approach in coding and implementing APIs, ensuring the team follows best practices in API development.
  • Conduct code reviews to maintain code quality, identify areas for improvement, and ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive API documentation, including API specifications, usage guides, and code documentation.
  • Help assess future API management and integration tools, vetting capabilities against requirements and performing validation activities as required.

Ideal Background:

  • A Self Starter who isn`t afraid to approach Stakeholders and get involved.
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a technical lead in API development.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Java, Python, or Node.js.
  • In-depth knowledge of API design principles, RESTful architecture, and microservices.
  • Knowledge and experience of low code API technologies such as Boomi and SnapLogic.
  • Experience with API testing, versioning, and documentation tools.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills.

This fantastic role comes with a salary of £85,000-95,000 p/a and is accompanied with a 10% annual bonus, 25 days paid holiday, a flexible pension scheme, flexible working opportunities, shared Parental Leave – 18 weeks full pay, continued investment in your career, Bike to Work, discounts and many more.

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    Advertised by:

    Richard Crowcombe

    A Senior IT Recruitment Specialist with 20 years experience in the delivery of permanent staff, contractors and project teams to clients across the UK.

    TEL: 07979154556

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