Senior Application Developer

Absolute Solution Ltd
London (Greater)
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Application Developer

Our client, a FTSE 100 firm with 1000’s of employees is looking for a Senior Application Developer with skills developing in Java and Spark.

Summary of Purpose of Role:

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining Data Analytics applications.

Manage workflows and data cleaning / crunching / fusing / (pre) analysis/aggregation before it is exposed through client tools or APIs for further processing


  • Translate software requirements into workable programming code and maintain and develop programs for use in business
  • Establishing a detailed program specification through discussion with analysts / clients
  • Understand the specification and devise possible solutions to anticipated problems
  • Conducting testing and providing deployment mechanism and application support
  • Reacting to problems and correcting the program as necessary
  • Evaluating and increasing the program's effectiveness
  • Adapting the program to new requirements, as necessary
  • Conducting user-acceptance testing to ensure the program can be used easily, quickly and accurately
  • Writing detailed documentation for the operation of the program by users and computer operators
  • Consulting manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn new ways to develop programs and maintain existing skills and knowledge
  • Updating, repairing, modifying, and developing existing software and generic applications.



  • Technical skills: Java, Spark, Python, Linux, SQL, Source control
  • Ingenuity and creativity
  • A logical approach to problem solving
  • Analytical capabilities
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience of development methodologies, like waterfall and agile
  • Attention to detail
  • Tenacity and patience


  • Other big data technologies, platforms (AWS, Azure, SL)
  • C++
  • Software Architectural skills
  • Cloud architecture
  • CD, CI, Jenkins
  • Working with offshore staff

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