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Java Developer

Job Description

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's flagship programme.

We are looking for the kind of person who is unconcerned with titles and hierarchy; what really excites you is problem-solving and the opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value for users. You 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 and 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.

  • Willing to work in a pair programming environment.

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

  • Able 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.

Desirable skills: 

  • 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.