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Java Developer - Portsmouth/Remote - £65.50 p/hour Umbrella


Posted on May 4, 2021 by Click

Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£65.5 - £65.5 Hourly

We are recruiting for a Java Developer based in Portsmouth (Currently remote) working on a contract role for a leading Defence & Space organisation.

The ideal candidate will be SC Cleared, either current or lapsed.

Key Responsibilities

The department develops and supports a number of key software products used during the manufacture of satellite payloads based out of the Defence & Space's site in Portsmouth.

Experience of modern development methodologies is paramount, with fluency in Maven, CI (Jenkins) and Test Driven Development.

The complex and critical products are a mix of architectures and languages satisfying various customer (internal and external) needs.

As well as maintaining and developing current software products, a number of Legacy C++ products need to be re-architected in Java to fulfil customer requirements.

The successful candidate must show experience and previous knowledge in designing software architectures utilising Java EE/Spring technologies across windows/Linux application archetypes as well as with Relational/NoSQL database server, setup, performance tuning, replication etc.

Developer Role:

A full-stack developer who can interpret written & verbal business requirements/technical specifications to design, develop, test (Unit & Regression), and deliver developments to agreed timescales, the resultant software being architecturally sound and scalable.

Role within Department:

The implementation and development of current software applications and process for current and future software platforms used within the design/testing a satellite payload during manufacture.

Writing, debugging and validation of software components migrating to future software architectures and databases, but there may be required some support of the current software builds.

Working closely with the software testers to resolve defects as well as contributing to the code coverage of products by generating unit tests.

Providing software support to live projects using the products.

Technical Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the following:

    • Agile SCRUM and full SDLC experience with JIRA.
    • Application and Service software architect background in Java.
    • Experience with both Windows and Linux platforms.
    • Micro-Services & scalable, distributed software systems.
    • Enterprise Design Patterns
    • Relational & Non-Relational Databases
    • Software Modelling (UML)
    • XML & JSON Message-based Parsing
    • System Administration of Linux & Windows machines
    • Basic Understanding of Networks (LAN)

Essential Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience of developing Client Server or distributed software solutions in Java.
  • Good working knowledge of software architecture and design.
  • Good understanding of database solutions.
  • Experienced in message-based parsing (JSON & XML).
  • Problem solving and the ability to think laterally as part of a team or individually to meet the needs of the project.
  • The ability to work unsupervised, within a team on multiple and concurrent tasks to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to hold and obtain SC clearance, current SC clearance highly advantageous.
  • Extensive software development experience:
    • Java 8 onwards & JavaEE (5+ years' experience)
    • Spring Framework (3+ years' experience)
    • Importance of TDD & BDD.
    • Scalable, distributed systems experience.
    • Relational & Non-Relational Database Models
    • Documentation skills (UML)
    • Connectivity and protocol stack experience (TCP/UDP)
    • Unit & integration testing (JUnit, TestNG, Selenium)
    • Agile (Scrum/Kanban: JIRA/Confluence/Crucible & FishEye)
    • Understanding of CI/CD (Jenkins/Maven/Nexus).
    • SVN/Git

Desirable Requirements

  • Desirable additional experience with:

    • Front End Technologies (Typescript/Javascript/Angular/NodeJS)
    • Functional Programming
    • Reactive Development & Actor Based Concurrency (AKKA)
    • Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) with Cucumber
    • Mentoring and Lead Capabilities
    • User Interface Design
    • Container & Cloud Technologies (Docker/AWS/Azure)

Reference: 1187812509

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