Scala/Java Developer

Stealth It Recruitment Ltd
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Scala / Java Software Developer

As a Scala / Java Software Developer, you will sit at the heart of the transformation of our services and will ensure that our clients can become a 'Digital by Default' organisation. Using agile methods, you will be involved in all elements of development, with a relentless focus on how the service will be used. You will be involved in service design, code build, test, maintenance and support. We need a team of flexible, skilled developers with a love of web technology to realise our digital objectives.


  • Build, deploy and operate outstanding digital services within an agile environment that meet well-defined user needs. Participate in the rapid development of user-driven Digital prototypes;
  • Building prototypes, writing tests, codes and documentations, implementing RESTful APIs, JSON ensuring continuous integration,
  • Work in cross-functional teams to write and test production quality, sustainable code for world-class new and existing systems;
  • Implement RESTful APIs for integration with internal and external systems;
  • Ensure that new and updated digital services are thoroughly tested for performance and are able to handle specified load;
  • Collaborate with all Scrum Team and Delivery Centre colleagues, providing feedback on more junior/apprenticeship developers where necessary;
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous service improvement in which key systems "owned" by your digital service team are regularly analysed, maintained and improved;
  • Contribute to a robust automated test suite to work in a continuous integration environment;
  • Become involved in the wider web development community, building relationships with other developers and identifying best practices we can adopt;
  • Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with technical and non-technical team members in the wider digital team and across government;
  • Providing 'second-line' support and occasional 'on-call' support.

Skills and Experience:


  • Excellent demonstrable commercial experience in programming and back-end software development with either Scala or Java - Scala is the preference, but we will train have the means to train strong Java Developers in the Scala language;
  • Use and implementation of modern front-end web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, REST, JSON;
  • Good understanding of web/agile technologies & protocols;
  • Demonstrable experience in automated testing solutions;
  • Proven problem solving skills: able to logically break down a problem into smaller manageable parts to solve;
  • Proven ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience;
  • Proven ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of relational and non-relational database systems.


  • Experience developing and using web-based APIs (especially HTTP REST-based APIs);
  • Experience with web frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails, Play Framework, Google Guice, Spring, MVC;
  • Experience with open source solutions and community, including Linux system administration and configuration management skills;
  • including Linux experience;
  • Experience with automated testing and continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, junit;
  • Experience using and deploying on cloud based platforms;
  • Experience working on technical projects within an agile team;
  • Configuration management skills;
  • Confluence and JIRA;
  • Experience presenting work at user groups and conferences;
  • Experience of building and scaling high-traffic websites;
  • Understanding of the use of responsive web design;
  • Experience of handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage;
  • Understanding of web security best practices and security application design, such as OWASP top 10;
  • Knowledge of the use of version control systems such as git or subversion.


  • Collaborating and Partnering
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace

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