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Senior Java Developer - Java 8, Apache Kafka, Agile

  • Salary: £500 - £590 per annum
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Isleworth, Middlesex
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 14/11/2017
  • Job reference: J377343A

Senior Java Developer

West London

3 months (initial)

Up to £590 per day

My client, a market leading global organisation are currently recruiting a number of Java Developers to assist with a new project. The role is responsible for contributing to and helping shape the technical direction of the department, while delivering on it day-to-day in a delivery team.

You will be responsible for the construction of solution designs that balance the needs of the business with the evolution of the technical landscape by working on the delivery of projects from design and development through to deployment.

You will work with senior engineers to define and share the overall mission & vision of the department, contributing to the evolution and planning of the product portfolio by:

  • Provide technical direction through delivery for specific products and projects, challenging the team to deliver the simplest possible solutions.
  • Take technical ownership of one or more applications in terms of code, technical docs, supportability, monitoring and governance.
  • Monitoring the success of our technology choices and delivery processes for specific products and projects.
  • Helping to define guidelines for design and development and helping projects to deliver within those guidelines.
  • Participating as subject matter expert on internal working groups and forums as requested.
  • Hands-on mentoring other software engineers on best practice, and encourage and contribute to the performance development of others.
  • Driving testing best practices through delivery of projects and products.
  • Ensuring that software is supportable and leading resolution of high severity incidents when they arise.
  • Driving continuous improvement of development practices for specific projects or products.
  • Adopting strategic technologies and best practices within the delivery team

To be considered for the role, you must have the following skills and competencies:

  • Strong expertise with Java 8 development
  • Strong experience with Apache Kafka
  • A passion for Agile methodologies and concepts such Lean, and Kanban as well as XP practices including pair programming, TDD, BDD, & DDD
  • Excellent understanding of the Java stack and tools used to develop and build it.
  • Any exposure to the Microsoft stack and tools used to develop and build it will be extremely beneficial.
  • Ability to make good technical decisions and to convince others as to the merits and reasons for those decisions.
  • Demonstrable track record in software development working within a software delivery team.
  • Demonstrable track record in the design and delivery of leading edge strategic business solutions from concept through implementation.
  • Has undertaken all stages of the systems delivery lifecycle.
  • Familiarity of working with legacy platforms.
  • Experience of integrating bespoke or package solutions into a complex evolving ecosystem.

To be considered, please respond with an updated CV.

Senior Java Developer

West London

3 months (initial)

Up to £590 per day

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