Scala Developer

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    London, England

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    Alexandra Holgate

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 months

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Scala Developer
Location: London
Initial Duration: 6 Months
Rate: Up to £575 based on relevant experience

Task Overview:
The Scala Developer will work within a Development team, and may be involved in development of new products and maintenance of existing products; the developer should be capable of working across the lifecycle from Development through to Operations, configuring and installing products. This is a blend of the DevOps & Developer role, with candidates having the ability to pick up process, tools and products, and work in an Agile team to drive initial requirements into workable product sets.
Stakeholder management experience is required.

* Carrying out development activities
* Testing of products
* Assisting the Team Leader in examining packages of work and giving realistic timescales for completion
* Carrying out Operational activities
* Completion of work allocated within agreed time, cost and quality criteria and providing progress reports on assigned work as required
* Prompt escalation of problems, issues and risks as necessary
* Management and control of problems and change within their area of responsibility.

Technologies and Skills:
* Digital, Open Source, Scala
* Digital technologies e.g. Scala, Play Framework, mongoDB, Java, JSON, XML, Microservices, Docker, Puppet, IntelliJ, IDE, Sbt, CSS,
Examples -- * Java Development, Weblogic, Webmethods, Java Scripting, J2SE, J2EE, Spring, EJB, HTML, HTML5, Unix, Eclipse, SOAP, XML, REST, JBOSS, Apache, Tomact, SQL, Hibernate, JUnit, Selenium (Automation), GiT
* Open Source technology
* Digital technologies
* Adobe Forms Development

Technical Skills
* Understanding of common web application architectures
* Experience configuring and managing Linux servers for serving a dynamic website
* Experience debugging a complex multi-server service
* Scripting or basic programming skills
* Familiarity with network protocols - TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, etc.
* Installation and management of open source monitoring tools
* Configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef
* Deploying and configuring machines in a Cloud environment
* Understanding of application deployment strategies and continuous integration
* Working within a product-centric environment

* Experience of DevOps culture and working practices
* Experience with, and appreciation of, Agile/Lean development methods, practices and techniques * Solid development experience preferably in Open Source language e.g. Java/C#/Haskell
* Experience with continuous integration tool, such as Jenkins* Experience administering web servers, application servers, and servlet containers, such as Nginx, Tomcat, NodeJs etc
* Experience testing and automated testing tools, such as Selenium, Gatling, Cucumber, Gherkin
* Expert knowledge of Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) technologies and administration* Familiar with common diagnostic methodologies, and the deployment and use of monitoring tools incl. Grafana, Kibana, Dashing, Google Analytics
* Knowledge and familiarity of relevant scripting languages, such as Python, JavaScript, Perl, Ant, Groovy, Ruby etc
* Familiarity with NoSQL database design and administration such as Mongo * UbuntuIDE: IntelliJ, Sublime TextJS Libraries: AngularJs, jQuery, Grid Layout, Gulp, Grunt, Karma, GIT / GitHub
* Awareness of Open Source & Digital technologies

Business Skills:
* Good written and verbal communication skills, Problem solving and creativity skills, Honesty and Integrity, Eagerness to learn, Drive and energy, Professional appearance
* Agile methodology
* Lateral thinking: generate innovative approaches and solutions to complex problems * Pragmatism: delivery-focused, adaptable and responsive
* Influencing skills to drive change and continuous improvement
* Self-starter with demonstrable career progression through personal initiative
* Passionate and energetic: ambitious, committed, drives immediacy and urgency
* Strong people skills: communication, negotiation, listening
* Demonstrable ability to learn new platforms and technologies quickly
* Confident to engage with client