Milton Keynes, UK

Senior Java Developer

Product development
Permanent

Objectives: As a Senior Developer at White Clarke Group you will work primarily on the core CALMS product focusing on Java development for the CALMS Contract Management System. You will have the opportunity to lead a cross functional Agile team that includes developers, business analysts and software testers working together to produce sophisticated solutions that are modular, extensible and robust.

Description of the role

Your days can be extremely varied from developing new features for the next release to working on defects for a product already in review by our client. We use Java with Spring and Hibernate for the server side solution and sophisticated JavaScript with Ajax on the client side, typically you will work front to back and be exposed to both Java, JavaScript and the database.

You will work closely with our Business Analysts and testers and be involved in Client demonstrations and activities. All of our Developers embrace our core values and expect to “leave the code better than we found it, without compromising integrity” this can sometimes be a challenge but the team are supported with code reviews and design discussions as well as collaborative working on longer running projects. We utilise strong testing and test driven development practises to both refactor and improve the code base without impacting current production features, this is supported by using code quality tools like Sonar to give them metrics coupled with nightly continuous deployment where automated Selenium and Gherkin-based tests are run.

We follow an Agile methodology based on SCRUM and have daily stand-ups to allow the team to synchronise tasks for the next 24 hours. As well as offering the opportunity to attend lunch and learn sessions and additional training enhancements throughout the year. Our Senior Developers mentor both graduates and intermediate developers to enhance their skills and help them develop within the business, while having the opportunity to enhance their current skills and develop exciting new ones.

Requirements of the role

If you have a passion for technology and like to focus on specialist technically orientated tasks then White Clarke Group is the right fit for you. We are looking for smart, self-motivated software developers to join our exceptional development team.

  • Good working experience of our core technologies;
    • Java
    • JavaScript (using a framework such as Dojo or Angular.js)
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • SQL
    • Java application server such as WebSphere, Glassfish or JBoss
    • RDBMS such as Oracle or SQLServer
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task on various activities whilst maintaining standards and guidelines
  • You should enjoy collaborating with a team but will have the ability to work independently
  • Passionate about testing and Test Driven Development
  • You will have a passion for quality and this will be displayed in your output
  • You should enjoy supporting development within their teams

If you are looking for a supportive environment where you will have the opportunity to be coached and mentored or to coach and mentor others then White Clarke Group offers a wide selection of training and mentoring programmes, we strongly believe that developing others will enable us to grow our business to achieve our company Vision.

If you believe you can make a difference, then White Clarke Group will encourage you to explore and implement your innovative ideas for improvement of our offerings.

As a global market leader our business expands across the continents which may sometimes mean extended stays away from home or following the sun working, we know this does not suit everyone but to remain the market leaders we believe having the flexibility with our employees allows us to meet our ever growing client needs.

White Clarke Group are committed to welcoming people with disabilities with respect to recruitment, employment, training, career development and career progression and welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Benefits

  • Private medical healthcare on completion of probation period
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free onsite parking
  • Corporate gym membership options
  • Associate car purchasing discounts – available with selected manufacturers
  • 23 days holiday per year with the option to buy & sell 3 days
  • Additional holiday entitlement increases with length of service
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Assistance with eye tests
  • Professional Association subscriptions fee assistance
  • Social Committee – events throughout the year
  • Support with professional qualifications