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Senior Java Software Developer (Backend)

Job Title: Senior Java Software Developer (Backend)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 60-65k
Contact Name: Prasad Bashapakala
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Job Description

The UK engineering team is looking for an experienced Software Developer (Backend) to join their accomplished development team. As a software developer you must have at least 8+ years’ experience in software engineering technologies such as Java, Spring, grpc, MySQL, Tomcat and/or Apache, Linux.  JavaScript, Redis, Message Queues and AWS is a nice to have.   


  • You will be a valued and important member of successful Kanban team, equally responsible for the quality of the software that's produced. 
  • You will be actively supporting the team to translate the User Stories into code. 
  • You will be accountable for ensuring that your tasks are owned and visible throughout the development lifecycle where your high-quality deliverables are integrated with the other artifacts in the team.
  • You are expected to educate the team on new technologies, automated testing and documentation and feel proud about the team achievements.

About your responsibilities

  • Work in an agile, cross functional team taking responsibility for the team deliverables and quality.
  • Heavily contribute to the code base (This is a 100% hands-on code design and coding role)
  • Work closely with other software engineering teams and business stakeholders to develop our internal and external web applications
  • Promote good software engineering practices (e.g. test-driven development, performance in design, self-healing solutions)
  • Maintain and improve development methodologies and best practice.
  • Maintain an ongoing awareness of emerging developments and trends in related technology arenas that could impact current projects and influence new projects.

Required Skills and experience

  • Experience of Java development tools (JDK) and technologies.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge on core JAVA including new feature like LAMBDA, Concurrencies, String manipulations, Collections, Network etc.
  • Experience of developing highly performant, multi-threaded algorithms and memory profiling will be an additive advantage.
  • Experience in software engineering technologies such as Java, Spring, grpc, MySQL
  • Experience in enterprise applications/tools like Redis, Messaging Queue, AWS services
  • Strong development exposure – full knowledge and experience of development life cycle
  • Must be driven and focused on problem identification and resolution
  • Experience of using code management tools - ideally Git, SVN
  • Experience of using TDD and/or automation tools JUnit, DBUnit and other automated test frameworks

About You

  • You must be a highly creative, enthusiastic, conscientious, a detail-oriented self-starter
  • Have an excellent understanding of continuous integration/delivery and test automation
  • Have proven experience of working with Agile concepts and methodologies
  • Have proven experience of working in teams in the successful delivery of complex, highly performing and high-quality software systems.
  • Be proactive and self-sufficient individual capable of taking ownership of entire environments and any issues with them
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to ‘take the initiative’ and to strive to improve
  • Ability to plan and manage commitments
  • Experience of interactive web tools (UI) development – REACT and or REDUX would be an advantage.
  • Good software management skills, archiving, installing and configuring commercial and open source tools.
  • Network programming with TCP, UDP, IP, SSL, Certificates



  • You have a University degree within Computer Science or Software Engineering and experience of Java software development.
  • Ideally vocational qualifications or proven experience in Software Development and Testing

Note: The commision is £6500. This will be split 50/50. The salary can be stretched little bit for extraordinary candidates.