Senior Java Developer
What will you be doing?
- Work in small, cross-functional teams on our desktop and enterprise software products.
- Practice full-blooded Agile, with pair programming, TDD, obsession with quality, rapid release cycles, and frequent team retrospectives.
- Learn from and share your knowledge with a close-knit group of high-performing individuals.
- Solve unusual and difficult problems in innovative ways.
You must be exceptional
Let’s be honest. Most software development teams are composed of one or two stars, a few competent players, and a bulk of warm bodies who make up the numbers. Our client is different. They only recruit people who, in any other team, would be right at the top of the ability pyramid.
Many of their developers hold PhDs or First Class degrees from top universities. They were the cleverest kid in their class at school. Outside of work, they are the smartest person in the room.
What skills are we looking for?
Being clever is only the start. What makes them successful is the way our people work together. We routinely program in pairs, stand around a whiteboard puzzling over a problem, and collaborate with our in-house researchers to understand domain requirements.
You must thrive on being surrounded by other exceptional people. You’ll know there is always more than one perspective on any problem, be willing to have your thinking challenged, and help work towards a consensus. There are no defensive prima donnas here. Since you’re no longer the smartest person in the room, it’s your emotional intelligence that will let you succeed.
Our tooling includes IntelliJ IDEA, JUnit, Mockito, git, Gradle, TeamCity, Docker, and various AWS services. Prior experience of these would be beneficial but is not essential.
We hire people with 20+ years of experience, and straight out of university, and everything in between.
Be well rewarded
We firmly believe in paying people what they’re worth to us, not just what we can get away with or what they could earn elsewhere. We pay excellent salaries above the normal market level, and this is always determined based on your individual skills and contribution.
In addition to a generous base salary, we offer share options and a comprehensive benefits package.