Java Developer

Capita TRACS
Manchester, UK
12 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
*** Please note that this position will require successful candidates to hold DV Clearance**

Role Summary:

Our undisclosed client in Cheltenham are looking for a Java Developer to work within a vibrant software engineering team are looking to recruit a Java application developer to maintain and enhance a range of in-house software applications being utilised by a large stakeholder and analytical community. All of the engineers within the team play a crucial role in contributing to the department's strategic vision, having a direct and rewarding impact on the success of the business.

  • Act as a java OO developer within the team to help tackle both minor and major projects
  • Work with the project managers to ensure the delivery of accurate project documentation and designs
  • Follow a fats, iterative agile development approach
  • Produce detailed technical design specifications and documentation
  • Work with the technical team lead and the product owners to implement requirements during the development sprints
  • Contribute to the agile sprints planning sessions to rapidly delivery capability
  • Work closely with the test team to automate test scripts to code releases to incorporate continuous integration and automated deployment procedures
  • Work closely with the business analyst team to understand the user stories/requirements during a development sprint and deliver new functionality against these
  • Work collaboratively as part of the broader development team, sharing ideas and experience wherever possible

Skills and Experience:
  • Relevant experience with a proven track record of delivering database projects to time, cost, quality and meeting customers' expectations and requirements using a recognised methodology
  • Experience of developing scalable, high volume, high availability, enterprise- wide business systems
  • Experience using the Atlassian tool suite, Crucible, JIRA, Python and Confluence
  • Proven experience of common development tools, for example Ant, Gradle and eclipse
  • Experience of using and managing Java EE application servers, ideally Web Logic
  • Strong understanding of the Enterprise Java Stack with a proven expertise in using
  • JEE technologies such as EJB, JMS, Web Services J-UNIT experience
  • Experience of/ willingness to apply themselves to most roles within the software development life cycle
  • Familiarity with common development best practices (e.g. TDD, Agile, Scrum)
  • Software delivery lifecycle experience to provision accurate effort estimates and undertake sizable work packages
  • Forward thinking individual who strives to keep up to date with the latest technologies
  • Experience with various operating systems- Windows, Linux (Red Hat)
  • Knowledge of messaging queues notably JMS and AMQP
  • Familiarity with the json messaging protocol
  • Experience of configuration management tools and techniques- use of code repositories (SVN, Mercurial), code branching, build/ patching procedures, issue tracking/ defect management

Desired skills:
  • A good knowledge of the internet and IP/TCP communication protocols
  • Python experience is beneficial
  • Knowledge of puppet, vagrant, MongoDB, cucumber and NoSQL technologies
  • Experience of integrating OO developed code with Oracle databases
  • Experience of incorporating continuous integration and automated deployment
  • procedures into capability delivery
  • Experience of working in an agile project delivery environment
  • A strong knowledge of the open source software communities and their products

Interested? Do you have the talent, skillset and experience that we need??

Capita TRACS welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Capita TRACS is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

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