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Job ID: 1264 Location: London Paddington Category: Technology Salary: Competitive Hours: Closing date: December 31st 2019, 11:55 PM

Job Description:

We are looking for a passionate Software Development Engineer to help design, develop and deploy software for our solutions. The successful candidate will be able to build high-quality, innovative and fully performant software in compliance with best practise coding standards and technical design. Help to drive better working practices and become a valued member of the engineering department.

What will I be doing:

  • Collaboratively solves problems; communicates technical decisions through tech-talks and white-boarding sessions 
  • Learns quickly and makes steady progress without the need for significant feedback from more senior engineers
  • Shows engagement when architecting and developing new software
  • Shows engagement with the wider engineering community. Hosts Dojo’s lunch and learn sessions and is seen as someone who interacts with the wider engineering community.
  • Helps other engineers to produce clean, quality code through strong engagement in code reviews and pair programming
  • Takes full ownership of the tasks in his/her backlog and is also begging to show signs of taking accountability for the entire team’s backlog.
  • Actively engages with the product teams to make the product better, and to understand ambiguous requirements
  • To be seen as helpful, by both engineers and product
  • Strong software design. Expected to know a wide array of software design patterns in depth, display a strong understanding of algorithms and data structures, and able to show multiple real-life examples of applications of this knowledge.
  • Consults business stakeholders on the best approach for delivering complicated feature, both in how it can be split and sequenced, and in terms of potential improvement to the functional requirements
  • Beginning to show signs of continuously mentoring less experienced members of the team. Not just giving a hand here and there, but genuinely trying to upskill their peers.
  • Knows when to challenge the team to be pragmatic.

What will I need to be considered for this role:

  • Highly experienced with Java 8+
  • Experience of Spring / Spring Boot
  • Experience building, delivering and supporting RESTful APIs
  • Experience with build automation tools, such as Gradle, Maven
  • Strong experience with testing frameworks such as JUnit, Mockito
  • Experience working within a Continuous Delivery environment
  • Experience working within an Agile environment such as scrum or Kanban
  • Experienced working within a cloud environment, and is comfortable provisioning IaaS and PaaS services within such an environment
  • Understanding of containerisation (preferably Kubernetes)
  • Ability to mentor and provide constructive feedback to members of the team
  • Proficiency with TDD & BDD
  • Good understanding of the good software design principles (e.g. OO, DRY, SOLID)
  • Experience with distributed version controls systems like Git
  • Experience with pair programming
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