Java Team Lead for Mercedes Pay

Kyiv, Gulliver, Ukraine


Mercedes Pay S.A. is a young, innovative start-up in the field of mobile/online payment. Our goal is to establish the new standard for payment processes. ‘Mercedes pay’ is the electronic payment system for services provided by the Daimler Group. It is a fundamental component of Daimler’s mobility and digitalization strategy. As a part of the Daimler group, we are ambitious to make the products and services that Daimler offers even more appealing with the new payment system.


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On behalf of Mercedes Pay, Ciklum is looking for Java Team Lead to join Kyiv team on full-time basis.

Become a part of an Agile team delivering a digital payment platform for POS payment, online payment, voucher & loyalty components, customer identification, strong factor authentication to serve a large array of business cases based on modern web and Java technologies, such as Java 8, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Spring Security, Kafka, Discovery, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Gradle etc.



  • Lead team activities like daily standups, planning meeting, retrospectives.
  • Proactively develop, mentor and help team mates.
  • Monitor team performance and report on metrics
  • Set clear team goals
  • Delegate tasks and set deadlines
  • Oversee day-to-day operation
  • Motivate team members
  • Discover training needs and provide coaching
  • Listen to team members’ feedback and resolve any issues or conflicts
  • Recognize high performance and reward accomplishments
  • Encourage creativity and risk-taking
  • Lead code reviews and best practices
  • Develop code


Team Leading skills:

  • Proven Agile and People Management Skills
  • Proven work experience as a team leader or supervisor
  • In-depth knowledge of performance metrics
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Decision-making abilities
  • Upper-Intermediate spoken and written English


Technical skills:

  • 5+ years of Java development
  • Experience in Java 8
  • Java concurrency (practical experience and good knowledge)
  • Experience in developing distributed systems and micro-service architecture
  • Experience in dynamic languages at least one of: Kotlin, JavaScript
  • Knowledge and skills in message brokers technologies: Amqp, zero mq, Jms, preferably – Kafka or others
  • Experience with Spring Core, Spring MVC, Spring Cloud, Spring Boot, GRPC, Hibernate, JDBC, NoSQL databases
  • Good SQL knowledge
  • Understanding of ETL
  • Backend development experience (Rest API practice experience)
  • Experience in creating unit (JUnit/TestNG) and integration tests
  • Experience and knowledge with ORM, ACID, XML, JSON, HTML, Gradle

Personal skills

  • Ability to adapt quickly to the changes on the project
  • Proactive person
  • Attentive to details
  • Quick learner
  • Strong team player

What's in it for you

  • Live, dynamic and highly professional team you can learn from and contribute to
  • Latest technologies and tools to develop and deliver amazing products
  • Opportunity and assist to grow
  • Quarterly performance bonuses 10% of Quarter salary
  • Paid afterhours for volunteers
  • Trainings and conferences
  • State of the art, cool, centrally located offices with warm atmosphere which creates really good working conditions
  • Medical insurance
  • Fruits and snacks in office