Java Developer
RDF - Brighton

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The role involves the full life-cycle of software development from new builds to maintenance and updates:
  • Has the ability to see project development from both a commercial and software engineering perspective
  • Works with technical leads, project management, technical architects and quality assurance staff to design and develop and deploy high quality applications for our clients
  • Can work on project both large and small, with the same attention to detail
  • Will look at a problem pragmatically, and chooses the solution based on what is fit-for-purpose
Principal relationships
  • External customer
  • Internal departments
  • Management team
  • Suppliers
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
  • Design and develop software systems to meet client’s requirements.
  • Integrate in-house and third-party software components to create the designed system.
  • Work with project management and quality assurance to produce a quality system which meets the client’s requirements within the project budget and schedule.
  • Work with systems and support teams to deploy applications to various environment and ensure it can be supported.
  • Work with project management and senior technical staff to analyse and clarify client’s requirements and minimise ambiguities.
  • Work closely with project management and senior technical staff to estimate and specify the costs of the development of software.
Skills & Experience

Essential
  • Extensive professional experience in developing significant software systems using Java
  • Excellent software development skills including:
Requirements analysis
• Software Design
• Excellent OO design skills and strong knowledge of design patterns
• Unit and integration testing
• Maintenance
  • Ability to work well in a team or alone
  • Excellent knowledge of the core Java and javax Servlet APIs
  • Desire to learn new skills and keep up with technologies
  • Knowledge of web development technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • In-depth commercial experience of using Java for writing web-based applications
  • Knowledge of Spring core (or other Java IoC framework)
  • Has used version control systems such as Git, Subversion or similar
  • Has extensive exposure to the Java Persistence API (JPA) using Hibernate or other implementation
  • Knowledge of web servers and application servers such as Apache Tomcat or Jetty
  • Experience of XML technologies such as XSLT, XPath and XQuery
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Relationship building
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise with strong planning & delivery skills
  • Proactive/can do attitude
  • Keen to develop and learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Can work on own initiative
  • Eligible to work in the UK
Desirable
  • Experience of book publishing/digital media industry
  • Experience of mentoring/supporting other developers to ensure tasks are completed
  • Knowledge of SQL database systems such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server or SQLite
  • Experience of the Linux/Unix environment
  • Knowledge of the Solr/Lucene search engine
  • Knowledge of XML database systems such as MarkLogic, eXist or BaseX
  • Knowledge of Cocoon and Tapestry
Qualifications

Preferred
  • Degree-level education in computer science, software engineering or similar or equivalent experience

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