Senior Java Software Developer Ref. 578

Engineering
Permanent
Full Time
£42,040 to £45,188 with an additional £1,800 annual skills allowance Plus, up to a £3,500 welcome package*

Full-time, part-time and flexible working patterns available

HMGCC aspires to be the best place you’ll ever work – we’ll invest heavily in your career development through technical training programmes, professional accreditation, mentoring and on-the-job training.

You and your team will work on software solutions that solve real, and often unique, technical problems. You will provide technical expertise and leadership in the design and development of imaginative solutions to unique communication problems. You will be responsible for providing the technical development strategy for your products and will undertake to mentor, coach or manage other engineers. You’ll be able to pick up new technology knowledge and work in an agile approach with your team.

Our work is hugely varied, and our project time scales range from a couple of weeks to a few years. You’ll be working across a variety of technology stacks and a range of technologies and approaches, so we need adaptable and passionate people to tackle new problems as we continue to push technology forward. At HMGCC you’ll see how your work can really make a difference.

Technical Skills

We need you to already be able to:

• Take a leading role in a software development team
• Deploy your practical experience of software engineering (requirements capture, system design, design for test)
• Design, develop and test Java software
• Mentor staff in the area of software development
• Develop applications for Windows or Linux
• Exercise your knowledge of Networking and Communications (e.g. TCP/IP, HTTP, Protocol Buffers, application of encryption and compression)

The following are desirable and would strengthen your application:

• Experience of other programming languages
• Provision and configuration of containerisation and virtualisation technologies, such as Packer, Terraform, Vagrant, Puppet, Razor and Docker
• Scripting skills using Python, PowerShell or Bash
• Experience of Continuous Integration and Delivery pipeline supporting technologies
• Experience of Unit Testing and Static Analysis
• Experience of TDD / Agile / Scrum
• Degree educated in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

Putting your skills to use

What makes HMGCC different is that you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in the whole process. You’ll use your skills and experience to create a wide range of components whilst working with a variety of customers and design engineers. We’ll give you the opportunity to be creative, working in your own way, as long as you deliver. We ask that in return you have a willingness to learn and to take on responsibility.

1. Design, develop and document software to the highest standards
2. Verify designs by creating and implementing functional tests and performing code reviews
3. Provide product support and investigate reported defects
4. Contribute to project planning and meetings

The Process

You’ll need to submit a short application form and complete an online programming test. This will assess your problem solving, debugging and diagnostics skills. If successful, you will be invited to interview.

Interviews are held in two rounds. Your first will be a technical interview; if you are successful at this stage, you will be invited back for an HR and Occupational Psychologist interview.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to being a “Disability Confident Leader” we offer an interview to all candidates with a disability who meet our minimum criteria for the role that they are applying for. This is known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).

To secure an Interview for this vacancy you will be asked a series of questions relating to this vacancy. If you meet the criteria you will be directed to the full application form.

On successful completion and an application form sift, you will be invited to interview. This is our guaranteed interview.

To find out more about HMGCC and how we are truly individual both as an organisation and an employer visit our 'about us' page.

* If you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package.

(Please note shortlisting will not be carried out until after the closing date for this role.)

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.