Unlocking Success: How to Hire a Java Tech Lead in Ukraine

In the dynamic world of tech, finding the right Java Tech Lead can be a game-changer for your organization. At monobank, Ukraine's premier mobile-only bank offering a wide array of financial services through an intuitive mobile app, we recently embarked on a quest to hire the perfect Java Tech Lead. 

Here's how we did it, along with some essential insights into the role and salary expectations in both Ukraine and Europe.

Understanding the Role of a Java Tech Lead

When hiring a Java Tech Lead, it's crucial to identify candidates who possess the right skills and experience. Our team had specific criteria in mind:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a Tech Lead or Architect role.
  • Proficiency in designing architecture from scratch.
  • Expertise in designing APIs.
  • Proven experience in building and managing microservices-based solutions.
  • Familiarity with corporate integration patterns.
  • Hands-on experience with Java and Spring Boot.
  • Proficiency in Kubernetes.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL).
  • Practical experience with MongoDB.
  • Prior exposure to the Fintech sector.

Salary Expectations for Java Tech Leads

In the competitive job market, understanding salary expectations is essential. For the Java Tech Lead role in Ukraine and Europe, the salary range typically falls between $6,000 and $10,000.

The Hiring Process

Our journey to find the ideal Java Tech Lead was efficient and successful, thanks to a streamlined hiring process:

1. Fast and Efficient Process: 

The hiring team at monobank was committed to expediting the hiring process. It involved just three stages: an initial call with the recruiter, a technical interview, and a business introduction.

2. Prompt Feedback: 

Hiring managers provided detailed feedback within 30 minutes to one hour after each interview, ensuring a swift decision-making process.

3. Proactive Recruitment:

Our dedicated recruiter, Daryna Permina, played a pivotal role in presenting only the top 6 candidates to the client. Her ability to quickly adapt and provide candidates in line with the client's expectations deserves praise.

4. Attractive Work Environment: 

monobank's dedication to building a large-scale financial product from scratch resonated with candidates, making it an even more enticing opportunity for prospective Tech Leads.

In conclusion, hiring a Java Tech Lead is a critical step toward shaping your organization's success. At monobank, we've demonstrated that with the right approach, a well-defined role, and a competitive salary range, you can attract top talent and build a thriving tech team.