Java Developer - Great Tech / Talented People / Fast Growth - ACCUITY

Reed Business Information Limited
Central London
To £65,000 + bonus and extensive benefits
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

RBI are seeking a Lead Java developer to join one of our flagship digital brands based from our vibrant central London office to focus on new product development for Accuity, one of RBI's leading brands and a market leader internationally. The role will focus on delivering innovative new features / products in a business operating at the forefront of digital data and intelligence for the global financial community. You'll be working in a new team of specialist engineers within a fast paced and highly dynamic web development group with a commitment to continuous improvement and the adoption of best practices.

What we need:

- Proficiency in development languages including but not limited to: Java/J2EE 1.7 & 1.8, JavaScript (Angular.js), XML, SQL.
- Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD)
- Familiarity of industry best practices, and a keen interest to adopt them
- Strong knowledge of software architecture, SOA and SOLID design principles
- Knowledge of software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Scrum, Kanban).
- Proficiency with data manipulation languages and data storage subsystems, SQL or NoSQL
- Understanding of data modelling principles.
- Ability to work well with internal and external stakeholders.
- Good oral and written communications skills.

It would be nice to see:

- Micro services
- AngularJS / HTML5 / UX / UI
- Algorithm
- Solr/ElasticSearch
- Build/deployment (Jenkins / Nexus / Gradle / Puppet)
- Virtualisation (VMWare/AWS/Vagrant/Docker/Kubernetes)
- Testing automation (Postman / Protractor / Junit / Jasmine)


- Interface with other technical personnel or team members to finalize requirements.
- Work closely with other development team members to understand product requirements and translate them into software designs.
- Successfully implement development processes, coding best practices, and code reviews.
- Foster a culture of quality, innovation & continuous improvement
- Investigate & recommend tools/technologies/practices

So who are RBI?

RBI is a global online data and information business cited amongst the world's top-100 'online superpowers'. We have an international portfolio of market leading brands (including ICIS, Accuity, FlightGlobal and New Scientist) that spans Western Europe, North America, China, Singapore, Australia and beyond; we're also part of the FTSE100 RELX Group, a global media and information group with a history spanning several hundred years and revenues in the region of $10bn.

Accuity sits within the RBI portfolio and is currently our leading brand with 600+ staff and $250m revenues. Accuity is a fast-growing, technology-lead, and highly dynamic business with a passion for innovation and hiring the best talent available.

What's it like to work here?

Outstanding - you've probably already got a feel for what we do and the technology we're involved with but what's really stands us out from the crowd is our culture. We're an agile, dynamic and forward thinking organisation who understands the importance of looking after our staff. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality products, providing our employees with interesting challenges for their personal and career development whilst also striking the right balance between work and family life.

In addition to all of this we offer the following 'core' benefits:

- Bonus
- 29 days holiday
- 2 paid charity days (as a business we do a lot of charity work)
- Pension and life assurance scheme
- SAYE Share Options Scheme (our share price has risen 155% in 5 years!)

And what about your career?

Career development is a big thing for us and we take our PDP (personal development plan) process very seriously; we want you to learn and progress quickly in the direction you want to go and we will provide you with the training and support to achieve that at the right pace. The great thing about us career-wise is that we're a company made up of leading online businesses so you can develop in three dimensions, vertically through the business, across different brands, and across different functions (if you fancy a change). We're also an increasingly international business and are often able to offer overseas opportunities either as secondments or on a permanent basis.

RBI are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.