Software engineer - Java

Mott MacDonald Ltd
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Having been voted the 4th best place to work in the Glassdoor 2017 UK 'Best Place to Work' list, based on the reviews from our employees over the last year, we feel we have something worthwhile to offer. Our Technology Services team within Mott MacDonald develops and supports complex software systems for clients throughout the UK and within the Mott MacDonald group. These systems are developed by our in-house software engineering staff, utilising a wide range of programming technologies. Project-orientated development teams within the group are involved in the full lifecycle of software engineering: requirements capture, design, development, deployment, and live system support. Within the team, you will work within a structured environment which promotes the delivery of quality software to our clients, and provides a framework for your continued growth. You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a talented technical team, who will set and support you in meeting challenging goals, ensuring your continued learning and development. The role will include working directly with our clients, remotely and on-site, allowing you to gain insight to our clients' business and provide the opportunity to contribute innovation to our solutions. The Technology Services team within Mott MacDonald develops and supports a diverse range of bespoke and product-based IT systems for clients throughout the UK and internationally. These systems are developed by our in-house software engineering staff, based in Glasgow city centre. We provide a dynamic, project-orientated development environment, with teams involved in the full lifecycle of software engineering; from requirements definition through to design, development and ultimately live system support. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture. Job Description Reporting to one of more project teams, you will be responsible for: * Design, implementation and testing of high-quality software * Liaison with customers to establish requirements, coordinate work and provide support * Production of design, test and user documentation * Occasional support and monitoring of live systems Some aspects of this job will require occasional work outside normal office hours, or on UK client site, so flexibility is essential. Candidate Specification For this role you will be qualified to degree level or above in a Computer Systems related subject. Proven experience of working in a commercial software development environment, using Java, SQL & JavaScript. Your experience will be with formal design, coding, review, configuration management and testing processes. Additionally your knowledge/experience will include Object-Oriented concepts & design principles. But its not just about your technical skills: Highly motivated and wanting to learn fast and add value to our development team Be able to communicate effectively both in-person and via telephone, email and documentation Be able to demonstrate initiative and drive in carrying out tasks, constantly seeking improvement Have an aptitude for problem solving Be a team player and provide a positive contribution to our strong culture If you can offer any of these additional skills you would be of particular interest to us: Liaising with clients and/or end-users Spring (application framework) Hibernate (or other ORM technologies) Sybase RDBMS, PostgreSQL SNMP Subversion (Source-control) JIRA (issue tracking)
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