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Java Developer

Devonshire Appointments
Closing date
7 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job title: Senior Java Developer

Duration: 12 month contract

Location: London/Hybrid - on site 2 days per week

Rate: £700-£725 per day

Inside IR35

We are looking for an outstanding Java Developer, who can make a positive impact, and wants to contribute to the most demanding and exciting new digital service for the UK Government. Let's be clear about the impact of your work - better digital services in government will change the face of public services and have the potential to dramatically and positively transform the future of millions of people.

We are looking for outstanding skills and you must be ready to quickly get to work within an Agile, multidisciplinary team of Developers, Designers, and Analysts focused on the Department for Work and Pensions' flagship welfare reform programme.

We are looking for the kind of person who is unconcerned with titles and hierarchy; what really excites the successful candidate is problem-solving and the opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value for users. The candidate will be expected to draw value from collaboration with others, actively seek input from colleagues and value a multidisciplinary team over hierarchy.

Day-to-day they will be an integral part of that team in designing, creating and improving new and existing products, platforms and transactions across government.

Skills/ experience:

* Recent experience with Java 11 (or later).

* Excellent understanding of TDD and BDD.

* Experience with large microservice architectures.

* Experience of working in an Agile environment.

* Be willing to work in a pair programming environment.

* Have experience in implementing APIs for internal and external use.

* Have the skills to build up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a continuous deployment environment.

* Be involved in the wider web development community, identifying good practices we can adopt and sharing our experiences.

* Be knowledgeable of tools and techniques used within the wider team.

* Take part in 2nd-line support of applications and platforms, including occasional support outside of office hours.

* Have an ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

* Have working knowledge of Unix-like operating systems such as Linux and/or Mac OS X.

* Have the ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques.

* Understand of the use of Responsive Web Design.

It would also be desirable to have:

* Working knowledge of Jackson, JAX-RS, mocking frameworks such as Mockito, and messaging platforms such as ActiveMQ or Kafka.

* Experience of MongoDB or other document databases.

* Experience of building and scaling high-traffic websites.

* Experience of handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage.

Person specification- the ideal candidate:

Flexible/adaptable. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.

Takes responsibility/ownership. Proactively removes blockers to ensure that work is delivered. Is able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.

High standards. Is committed to quality and is therefore willing to challenge colleagues and to constantly question their own approach.

Openness to criticism and ideas. Draws value from collaboration with others. Actively seeks input from colleagues and values a multidisciplinary team over hierarchy.

Strategic thinking and visioning. Able to understand and communicate the big picture and use it to prioritise and judge impact of smaller tasks and objectives.

Creativity/innovation. Generates new and innovative approaches to problems. Isn't bound by the status quo.

Enthusiasm. Exhibits passion and excitement over work. Has a can-do attitude, even under pressure.

Considerate. Enjoys working with and is sensitive to the needs of others. Values a positive working environment.

Please note that due to the high volume of responses we receive, only successful applicants will be contacted.

If you'd like to learn more about this role, please get in touch with Natalie!

Please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK.

Devonshire is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status
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