Senior Java Developer

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Java Developer £55,000 - £65,000 dependant on experience

Located in the highly prestigious St Peter's Square development in the city centre, Distrelec are establishing their new Enterprise Hub and hiring Senior Java Developers.
The Enterprise Hub will be the European home of the Development and Digital functions for Distrelec, providing state of the art e-commerce solutions.
Distrelec, part of the Datwyler group, is a leading online distributor for electronics, automation, measurement technology, IT and accessories in Europe and the exciting new Enterprise Hub in Manchester will be its first operational presence in the UK.

This is an exciting time to be joining their business. Are you up for the challenge?

The role:

In your new role you will be responsible for developing Java based software on a SAP Hybris E-Commerce platform. You will be reporting directly into the Head of Digital and a Development Manager on upcoming projects and technical challenges. This business operates in a fast-paced start-up culture and as a result you will be expected to identify and resolve issues independently of senior management.

Key accountabilities:

The Senior Java Developer will take on a pivotal role in the agile team to plan, develop, test and maintain software solutions to agreed time-scales and quality standards. There are a number of new projects being rolled out across the business meaning the technical landscape is changing at pace as a result new technologies and build methods will need to be researched and implemented regularly.

As the Senior Developer within the team you will also be the subject matter expert for any Java or Hybris related queries from Junior Developers or Senior Management and will have a position of influence in discussions relating to new projects.

Skills & experience:

In order to succeed within this role ideally you will need knowledge or experience of the following: Essential:

  • Senior level Java developer with experience of training and developing junior members of staff
  • Strong understanding of large scale e-commerce systems
  • Advanced Java or J2EE skills
  • An understanding of implementing and working within an Agile environment


  • Demonstrable excellent experience of developing the Hybris platform.

In addition to the supportive and collaborative work environment, you can expect:

  • Excellent flex benefits package together with a bonus for every member of staff + pension
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • 25 days holiday with option to purchase/sell additional days
  • Grade A offices with great transport access
  • Opportunity to influence the way we work

By joining the Datwyler family, you will not only enjoy the security, opportunities and benefits that come with the security of a global organisation, but also experience the excitement that a start-up business has to offer.

Distrelec is looking for people who are solution seekers, ready to roll up their sleeves and who are motivated to get things done. Distrelec aspires to be the most dominant distributor in the electro component market by serving its customers through understanding their challenges and seeking solutions to meet their needs.

Distrelec's leadership believe that drive and passion are key to success. They are a customer focused company with big ambitions and an exciting journey ahead. At Distrelec, you're empowered to make your mark. With that, comes unlimited possibilities.

This is an experience that only a few will ever get. For more information visit:

For more information on the vacancy, or for a confidential discussion about what you are looking for, please contact Hays Information Technology on .

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at