Senior Java Software Engineer

You will be part of a dynamic agile team who use their ingenuity and high attention to detail to design, develop, maintain and support a number of business-critical Java-based platforms, products, and services.

Key Accountabilities

  • Design, develop, test, and maintain applications according to established processes.
  • Modify behaviour of existing features and some green field development.
  • Implement new features
  • Identify production and non-production application issues
  • Support formal testing and resolution of any issues
  • Identify opportunities to improve software performance, running costs and monitoring tools.
  • Work alongside DevOps teams in the deployment of applications into development, test, and production environments.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • At least 3 year’s commercial Java development experience (version 8 or later).
  • IDE-based Java development (preferably Eclipse).
  • SQL (PostgreSQL).
  • “Enterprise” Java (JBoss 5 or later, Spring, Spring Boot).
  • A solid understanding of

-      Agile techniques (including pairing, stand ups, and TDD).

-      RESTful API design (classes, libraries, frameworks, or services).

-      Dependency injection (by any technique).

-      Web protocols (HTTP, HTTPS).

-      XML and SOAP.

  • Version Control (GitHub, branches, pull requests, and code review).
  • AWS (Cloudformation, EC2, RDS, SQS, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy).
  • Bash (or similar shell scripting language).
  • Issue tracking (JIRA).
  • Linux (as an administrator).
  • Message queues (ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, and message-driven code).

We are looking for an individual who is:

-     Ability to work autonomously or in an ad-hoc team.

-     Commercial awareness.

-     Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken English.

-     A thorough approach.

-     Curiosity and willingness to learn and develop within the role.

-     General understanding, rather than specific knowledge.

-     Imagination.

-     High attention to detail.

Hours are 9:00 - 5:00 Monday to Friday

Employee Benefits

We offer all of our employees a generous benefits package to show how much we appreciate their contribution to our successful business. The benefits are optional, you can all of them or none of them

  • life assurance, company funded to 3x salary
  • 10% bonus
  • 5% pension scheme
  • Vitality Health private health insurance
  • Cigna dental insurance
  • 25 days holiday (and can buy or sell more days)
  • refer-a-friend recruitment bonus scheme
  • annual travel card loan
  • free fruit and cold-pressed juices delivered to office
  • gym membership subsidy
  • onsite showers and 24/7 Gym
  • charity and volunteering day
  • many social events
  • staff discount at Westfield Shopping Centre and online

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