Backend Developer



  • Location: Central London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Permanent/ Contract Role

We are looking for highly motivated Java developers who have a strong technical background, and also enjoy working directly with clients, helping them to solve real business issues. We are considering applicants for both junior and senior level positions.


About us

We are a fast growing IT consultancy with an expanding client-base in and around London. Formed in 2007, we have an established range of clients from large government organisations to small, fast growing technology start-ups. We help our clients to manage large ITdevelopments, providing advice on technical design, architecture and business analysis. We also provide software development services, building IT platforms from the ground up using technologies that match our clients's needs. We have a high calibre team and operate in a flat organisational structure, with every member of the team considered equally important as each is an expert in his or her own field. We offer an opportunity to learn new skills, work with a variety of clients on projects of all sizes and to shape your own career.


About you

Our ideal candidate is conscientious, client-focused and able to work to tight deadlines, sometimes at short notice. You are reliable, self-motivated and able to work without close supervision. You are a technically proficient application developer with impressive analytic and communication skills; you are comfortable with talking to clients and enjoy the variety of working on different projects. You are likely to be someone with a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience, with exposure to the entire software life cycle. Any experience of enterprise-level applications and their integration with other systems would be highly desirable.


About the role

The role is for a developer who has the ability to support both our software development and consultancy projects. The role involves hands-on software development, working closely with our client teams using Agile development processes. The candidate would also provide technical expertise and consultancy services for our expanding client-base. In addition to technical capability, strong analytical, written communication and presentation skills are extremely important to this role.


Technical skills and experience:

Desirable technical skills and experience may include

  • Scientific or technical degree, or a relevant professional qualification, or equivalent experience
  • Technical expertise in back end development (e.g. Java 8, Node.JS, JMS and ActiveMQ)
  • Technical expertise in front end development (e.g. Javascript, Angular.JS, HTML 5, CSS3, SASS)
  • Technical expertise in integration technology (familiarity with Camel and/or Servicemix in particular)
  • Technical expertise in testing tools and methodology (TDD and Capybara / Selenium, JUnit or TestNG)
  • Technical expertise in database design and programming, particularly using open source data technologies (Oracle/SQL Server also desirable)
  • Sound understanding of software development life cycle models and familarisation of software version control tools (specifically GIT).
  • Experience of development methodologies, especially Agile and Waterfall
  • Fluency in additional programming languages, particularly Python

Job type

We are considering applicants who are able to work on a permanent or contract basis.


Location

We encourage a healthy work/life balance and advocate flexible working, with our consultants working from our offices, our clients' offices and also from home. Reasonable proximity and a willingness to travel to London is important.


Interested? Email your CV to careers@solirius.com | ref: Backend Developer