Pearson Frank
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Java Developer - £50k - 80k DOE

The Role

We are building our core engineering team, and are looking for exceptional, multi-skilled talent to join our London studio. Our Engineering Leads are seasoned masters of the software craft, with broad responsibility for collaborating across teams and functions to deliver technical solutions to customer problems and opportunities. Genuine technical breadth and depth are a must, equally these roles demand a passion for the 'softer side' of hard engineering.
We are looking for developers with significant experience in front and back end development. Your primary focus will be development of single page web applications and back end services that integrate with other products.
You will be required to design and execute open source cloud software initiatives as well. The candidate has the ability to quickly grasp and map highly complex matters into clean, understandable solutions. Has strong communication and organizational skills who is willing to prove him/herself within a company of talented individuals.

About You
*You're a talented and passionate java software engineer.
*You're a self-starter and a pragmatist, able to balance quality, delivery, and focus, as well as an excellent communicator with a hands-on approach to business.
*You have an ego-less mentality and can work in large and small cross-functional teams.
*You are keen to learn and keep up with new technologies. However, your depth of understanding transcends current crazes and trendy tools/frameworks.
*You can work effectively with UX/designers to build web applications.
*You are genuinely curious about business, UX, strategy, social and behavioural factors.
*You have a deep understanding of what motivates, inspires and stifles software teams.
*You appreciate that engineering is a key piece of a bigger puzzle. You understand the other pieces and 'the whole'.
*You take ownership. You don't need to be told what to do. You do seek feedback and are inclusive.
*You find ways to make complicated tasks easy. You take pride in eliminating things that aren't valuable and automate things that are.

Skills and experience
*Very strong core Java, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 skills
*Experience developing Java EE applications using Spring MVC / Spring Boot, JPA, RESTful web services, Servlets etc.
*Deep knowledge of open source frameworks.
*Good knowledge of Unix/shell scripting.
*Knowledge of Java Build Systems and tools including Maven, Gradle, Ant etc.
*Expert knowledge with source control software, e.g. Git, SVN.
*Familiarity with development aiding tools such as Bower, Bundler, Rake, Gulp.
*Experience building single page web applications using modern frameworks like ReactJS / AngularJS.

Why work with us?

*We focus on getting things done, and know how to have fun while we do them.
*We have a diverse multi-disciplinary and international team of people who bring creativity, energy and excellence to every engagement.
*We are still a young organization and growing fast. The right person can quickly make a significant impact.
*The breadth of what we do means exceptional opportunities for learning and development.

Pearson Frank International is the leading Java / PHP recruitment firm in London, advertising more JAVA & PHP jobs than any other agency. We deal with both Digital Agencies & End Users throughout London and we have never had more live requirements & Web Development jobs for JAVA & PHP professionals. By specialising solely in placing candidates in the JAVA & PHP market I have built relationships with most of the key employers in London and have an unrivalled understanding of where the best opportunities & JAVA / PHP jobs are.

To apply, please send a copy of your most recent CV and cover letter to or, alternatively, you can contact me directly on to discuss your experience and the role in more detail.