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Digital Java Developer

  • Job reference: 47328
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Job type: Contract
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Digital and Development
  • Salary: £500 - £600 per day

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Role: Java Developer
Contract Length: 6 months
Location: Sheffeild (WORKING FROM HOME 1 OR 2 DAYS PER WEEK)
Security Clearance: BPSS/DBS


Technical stack Basics
● Care for code quality, and robust, easily-maintainable architectural solutions
● Strong affinity for automated testing, ​pair programing​ and test driven
development practises.
● UNIX environments, bash
● Good use of version control (Git)
● Comfortable with HTML and CSS

● 5+ years of programming experience with at least 2 using NodeJS.
● JavaScript enthusiast with a solid understanding of concepts such as
asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6.
● Practical experience with Restful APIs.
● Experience of solving problems using microservices.
● Fundamental knowledge of creating progressive web applications with
frameworks such as React.js, Vue, Angular, etc. (React is preferred)

● 5+ years of programming experience
● Java 8+
● Spring Boot
● JUnit, Spock

Main Responsibilities
● Plan and lead development on sets of related stories
● Have an understanding of the whole system and take responsibility for teaching this
to others
● Work with other disciplines to understand what needs to be built
● Coach and mentor more junior colleagues
● Operate the production services they build
● Find ways to improve system robustness, resilience and stability
● Build user-centred, open source, RESTful web systems
● Be responsible for development of large areas of projects, or small projects in their
● Build automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment
● Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and community, both
developers and non-developers
● Transform into a more agile organisation by helping to embed modern
development practices
● Help build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development
community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance
● Occasionally participate in 2nd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you'll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call)
● Possibly manage a small number of less experienced developers
● Help with hiring, taking part in recruitment of other developers

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