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Senior Developer - Apache Solr

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 27/11/2017
  • Job reference: J376328A

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Senior Developer - Apache Solr

12 Months

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Summary of Department Focus:

Cognizant Digital Business - Interactive provide consulting and systems integration services in the areas of Channels, Content Management, Collaboration, Commerce and Enterprise Search. It holds partnership with the market leading products in each of the areas and offers customer's services to consult, implement and maintain product-based solutions. Key sub-practices include SharePoint, ECM, and Portal & Commerce. This group is one of the niche businesses within Cognizant.

Summary of Job Purpose:

The Senior Developer as a part of a larger digital application design and development team focussing on Apache Solr based search functionality.

Key Competencies

  • Apache Solr
  • Core Java, Spring MVC, REST Web Services, JSON APIs, XML APIs
  • Unit Testing using tools like JUnit
  • Agile
  • Exposure to Java 6, 7 is a plus
  • Strong object-oriented design and analysis skills
  • Nice to have skills: GIT, Maven, TeamCity, Unix


  • Knowledge of architecting and developing Apache Solr based search functionality for omni channel applications


  • Search architecture experience using Apache Solr
  • Experience with deployment to JBOSS required.
  • Experience with development of applications using Core Java, Spring MVC, REST Web Services, JSON APIs and XML APIs.
  • SQL database experience
  • Experience with Agile methodology and familiarity with SCRUM methodology
  • Experience of working with a financial services client is a good to have


  • Bachelors/Masters degree in technology
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