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Scala Developer - Prestigious Global Travel Company

  • Salary: £450 - £486 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 04/05/2017
  • Job reference: J365791A

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Scala Developer, Travel Company, Scala, Akka, Kafka, REST-ful APIs, Agile, TDD

Fancy working for a large global travel company? My client is looking for an experience Scala Developer to work in London, on a 6 month contract. Please apply immediately if you would like to be considered.

Our technology team is unbelievably passionate about using the best technology and processes to give our customers the best possible experience when finding hotels for their business or leisure travel needs. We want them to feel the same passion for travel that we do.

What can you expect when joining our team as a Scala Software Engineer?

  • Working for a product-focused backend team that owns some of the mission-critical services at our client, together with our other skilled engineering teams and stakeholders
  • You will get to work on a lot of awesome technologies such as Scala, Akka and Kafka.
  • You will write clear, concise and well-tested code that will be used by other teams and participate in code reviews
  • Contributing to the system architecture
  • We work hard to create a supportive, collaborative, and fulfilling place where you can progress your career
  • We have many of the best bits of a start-up but with the resources of the world's biggest travel company
  • We love open source and actively participate in the open source community
  • We win prizes (Netflix Cloud Prize for one) and we host and speak at meet ups
  • We do hackathons where you can branch out of your usual area to contribute something different and innovative
  • We want everyone on our team to have the tools and resources to succeed in their career

Which skills and capabilities we value in a Scala Software Engineer:

We don't believe in matching people against a list of buzzwords. We look for smart people with good general programming skills as we believe that clever developers can learn new technologies quickly and well. However it wouldn't hurt if you have experience with some of the following (or at least an interest in learning them):

  • Good experience of Scala
  • You know what it takes to design good REST-ful APIs
  • Experience of developing software in an Agile environment with a DevOps mind-set.
  • Evidence of self-learning and a passion to learn new technologies.
  • You are an advocate of TDD and continuous deployment
  • You are passionate about reducing cycle time and know the value it brings to your business
  • You are a strong communicator and team player
  • Motivated and enthused by difficulty & challenge, coupled with a strong competitive nature to excel and be the best

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance. If you have any questions, please contact Hollie Doyle on 0161 924 3652.

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