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14th May

Back-End Java Engineer

— Building a new product

Salary: £32K - £45K
Location: Southampton
Type: Permanent
Ref: 8876


  • Building a brand-new product in a progressive environment. 
  • Work with a diverse technology stack (Java, Redis, Maven, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Rapidly growing company with modern offices, central location and diverse client base.
An award-winning software house is looking for a Back-End Java Engineer to build a brand-new integration platform. Their product is based on employee experience and focuses on internal activity, time management and content awareness. They’re aiming to be a disruptor in the market and really tapping into employee engagement and comparing how different teams collaborate and reward themselves. Having set up 15 years ago and now employing over 150 people, the business work with a varied client base of small and large businesses spread across the retail, telecoms and financial sectors, plus many more. 
What skills you’ll need
  • Significant exposure to Java development, specifically v7/8 and knowledge of the Spring/Spring Boot framework. 
  • Understanding of Agile delivery techniques (Scrum, JIRA).
  • Ability to create secure and autonomous REST/HTTP-based APIs using Java. 
  • Experience of using NoSQL stores (preferably Redis as it’s used heavily for social feeds but will consider MongoDB or similar). 
  • Proven experience of using Maven for builds (would also consider Gradle or similar).
  • Good knowledge of continuous integration using Jenkins preferably, but would also consider CircleCI, Codeship, Concourse, Spinnaker.
  • Any knowledge of Kubernetes, event-driven architecture or the Google Cloud platform would be highly beneficial. 
What you’ll be doing 
Joining the Product Engineering team, you’ll be working in a highly Agile environment to implement a new integration platform into the wider product suite. Your day-to-day will include morning stand-ups and assessing the JIRA backlog, before working on your daily tickets which is normally completed using pair programming. The business encourages autonomy; you’ll be aligned to a specific product which is completely cross-functional so you’ll have a good say on which aspects of the product should be focused on. As well as this you’ll be involved in regular backlog refinements, quality assurance, peer reviews, continuous integration and ultimately trying your best to get the product into the hands of its customers as soon as possible. 
What you’ll get in return for your experience
The business offers a great range of rewards which includes 25 days holiday (plus your Birthday off!), private healthcare, life assurance, income protection etc. You’ll also get access to their award-winning online benefits scheme, which includes discounts on travel, cinema tickets, gym discounts and even a company car programme (effectively a ‘cycle to work scheme’ but for cars!). You’ll get a breadth of training and development opportunities including access to CBT Nuggets, technical courses, conferences and study agreements.  The culture is very tight-knit and in really modern offices, with all employees collaborating well and really defining the ‘DevOps’ culture!  
What next?
This is an exciting opportunity in a newly formed division, so if you're interested, give Joe a call or send in your CV to have a chat!
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