Java Developer

Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
05 Apr 2018
03 May 2018
Clearance Level
Public Sector
Job Type

Java Developer

Location: London

Duration: 6 Months [initially]

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY: Sopra Steria is currently recruiting for a Java Developer to join a new team, based on site at a key Government client in London. As a Java Developer, you will be joining a small team of Java developers responsible for the development of new services, refactoring of existing services and migration solutions.

The current application runs on Oracle Web Logic, OSB, Oracle DB and Java v1.6 and the target application platform consists of JBOSS EAP, JBOSS FUSE, Postgres and Java 1.8. As part of the transition, we will be introducing new services as well as re-engineering existing services.

This is a ground floor opportunity to join an exciting programme working on one of the UK government’s most critical security solution. The current solution runs on aging technology and a major transformation and modernisation programme is now starting. With plans to take the current solution and bring it up to date and move to an open source based solution running in cloud based infrastructure using up to date technology solutions.

On client’s instructions, due to the urgency, nature and length of the assignment, the successful candidate must have current security clearance to a high level.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for developing and implementing new and revised services and migration code.
  • Identify and raise technical risks.
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.
  • Working cooperatively with the scrum team to achieve high quality results 

Essential Skills:

  • Skilled in the technologies used include Java, Docker, JBOSS (above)
  • AWS cloud experience is preferable
  • Demonstrates growth mindset, enthusiastic about learning new technologies quickly and applying the gained knowledge to address business problems.
  • Capable of collaborating with stakeholders and project leaders to understand requirements, deliverables, and set expectations on tasks that you will be responsible for
  • Consistently demonstrates follow-through in honouring commitments to customers and colleagues.
  • Accepts the challenge of unfamiliar tasks
  • Working with source control systems (Git)
  • Agile experience using Scrum techniques and JIRA/Confluence.
  • Confidence in presenting information and responding to questions from management, business and users
  • Proactively solve problems and anticipate upcoming issues and provide solutions
  • Thorough understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (e.g. Requirements, Design, Development, Testing) and exposure to Agile or iterative SDLCs

Desirable Skills:

  • Java Framework -Spring , Hibernate
  • SonarQube (or other code coverage tools)
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Jenkins
  • Postgres

On client’s instructions, due to the urgency, nature and length of the assignment, the successful candidate must have current security clearance to a high level.

There are no agencies working this requirement, please contact me directly.

The post holder will work through Sopra Steria Recruitment for Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, providing one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services.

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