Business Services Tech Lead, UAE

Abu Dhabi
Lab49 – Software Engineering /
Full-time /
LAB49 is hiring Lead Java Developers for an exciting opportunity!
Elevate your career with an unparalleled experience in working with a global top tier financial partners. Join us and be part of a visionary team shaping the future of innovation and growth. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity – apply now and ignite your career. 
The Lead Java Engineer will work on complex and challenging projects aimed at driving transformative change for our top-tier Financial Services clients. Operating in an Agile environment, the Java Engineer will have strong server-side experience to work on next-generation financial systems.  


    • Develop distributed systems that handle actor-based concurrency, reactive programming, distributed in-memory data grids, and messaging, aiming to shape the future of financial technology stacks.  
    • Collaborate on server-side JVM-based projects.  
    • Engage proficiently with the Java or Scala JVM ecosystem stack (including Spring and its subprojects, Guice, Guava, Maven, Hibernate, Jetty, etc.).  
    • Adapt continuously to evolving technology landscapes.  
    • Acquire proficiency in other technologies across the development stack, encompassing front-end and non-JVM ecosystems.  
    • Collaborate with clients in iterative, project-based engagements, fostering self-organizing and focused teams to swiftly build innovative solutions.  
    • Embrace collaboration, sharing, and learning from colleagues.  
    • Commit to delivering quality code.  
    • Demonstrate expertise in writing commercial-grade software applications.  
    • Possess a profound understanding of multithreading and real-time software architectures.  
    • Exhibit a genuine interest in and capability for solving real-world business problems, leveraging technology as an enabler.  
    • Demonstrate determination to succeed despite obstacles and challenges, with a positive attitude favoring goal achievement over open-ended investigation. 


    • 10+ years of hands-on experience in designing and building complex, commercial-grade applications in core, server-side Java, preferably Java 8+.  
    • 5+ years of experience leading Agile teams.  
    • Willingness to take accountability for the team’s actions and outcomes.  
    • Proactive decision-making based on project and technology comprehension.  
    • Commitment to sharing knowledge, guiding team members, and leading learning sessions.  
    • Flexibility to adapt to changes in project requirements, technology, and team composition.  
    • Experience in developing RESTful Web Services.  
    • Test-driven development, including Unit and End-to-End Testing.  
    • Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies (e.g., SCRUM or KANBAN).  
    • Experience in a CI/CD environment.  
    • Experience working with Microservices architectures. 
    • Experience building APIs including REST and Async. 
    • Knowledge of DevOps technology and approaches including Docker, Kubernetes, Pulumi, Terraform, Hashicorp tools and GitHub/GitLab. 
    • Cloud development experience (Azure). 
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, or related work experience.  
    • Knowledge of, experience with, and a demonstrated interest in global financial markets and financial products. 
Lab49/ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business. 
Lab49/ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.